If you’re reading this on Friday, then congratulations: It’s 2K Day, meaning that NBA 2K17 has been released and is available for purchase. The new trailer features more of the same jaw-dropping game footage and realistic face animation of the last one, but this one is more special. Because, y’know, the game’s out and everything.
Well, when we say the game’s out, we mean that you can buy it online and play it online, even though the physical release date remains September 20. But why get bogged down in things like “nuance” and “pre-arranged release dates” when you can play NBA 2K17? The newest trailer really is stunning, showing the different ways players like Karl-Anthony Towns, Jimmy Butler, Dwyane Wade and even Justise Winslow shimmy, shake and otherwise get down to celebrate the amazing things you can make them do in the game.
If you catch it, there’s even the briefest of flashes of an afro’d, number 8-wearing Kobe Bryant, who you can play with in the game’s more legacy-oriented modes. It’s not as much a star of 2K’s promotion as the absurdly detailed, Michael B. Jordan-starring MyCareer mode. That got started off a few days ago with The Prelude, which can now turn into actual games that you play on your console.