Superstar teams full of NBA players may be having trouble reaching gold in international competition, but that doesn't mean games based on the NBA can't. 2K Sports today announced that the Xbox 360, Xbox, and PlayStation 2 versions of NBA 2K7 have gone gold and will be in stores on September 26.
This year's edition adds hundreds of new and unique animations for players, visually showing the difference between Rasheed Wallace's high-release jumper, Shawn Marion's fundamentally incorrect heave, and everything in between. In addition to the traditional professional five-on-five game, NBA 2K7 offers 24/7: Next, a single-player, story-driven streetball mode.
The game will go up against rival ballers in Electronic Arts' NBA Live 07, which also debuts next week on the same platforms and on the PC and PlayStation Portable, and Sony's NBA 07, which releases a day later on the PS2 and PSP.
NBA 2K7 is rated E for Everyone and will retail for $59.99 on the Xbox 360 and $29.99 on current-generation consoles. A PlayStation 3 version is also in development and will be released this holiday season. For more on the game, read GameSpot's previous coverage.