2K Sports published the first screenshots of the upcoming NBA 2K16 on Wednesday, giving gamers their first glimpses of Stephen Curry, Anthony Davis and James Harden.
The three All-Stars are all cover athletes for the game, which is promoting the tagline “Be The Story” and has Spike Lee working as the game’s “director.” Lee’s cinematic touch will most heavily contribute to the game’s MyCareer mode, which lets gamers create players and control them on and off the court.
USA Today reported Lee shot 90 minutes, or 12 in-game hours, of “cinematic narrative” for the mode.
“I’m guessing every one of us grew up dreaming of the moment we’d be on the cover,” Davis told USA Today in June. “I’ve seen so many players I know head off and put on a suit with all those balls [for motion-capture duty]; it looks so fun.”
Below are the game’s first three screenshots; the high-definition images can be viewed on the game’s Facebook page. The game will be released Sept. 29 on Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.
- Mike Fiammetta