NBA 2K18 Wants You to Run The Neighborhood

It’s getting closer and closer to NBA 2K18’s release on current gen and last gen consoles, and 2K Games hasn’t shown us everything the game has to offer yet! Today they unveiled The Neighborhood, the first live world within the NBA 2K series. 2K promises that The Neighborhood is the evolution to the MyCareer, MyPark, and Pro-Am experiences.

Here’s the trailer for The Neighborhood:

2K provides more about this new feature in a press release:

The Neighborhood is unlike anything ever seen in NBA 2K or any other sports career mode before. MyPLAYERs live in a neighborhood environment with several locations in the city blocks to visit, flush with other MyPLAYERS and characters with whom to interact. Experiences and ratings revolve around player actions, whether it’s running into Kyrie Irving while getting a shave at the barbershop, competing on the courts in The Playground, getting inked at the tattoo parlor, listening to the latest beats or showing off the latest gear to friends while strolling the block. A user’s experience is entirely shaped by how they compete, allowing them to reap the rewards of playing NBA 2K18 the way they enjoy it most.

NBA 2K18 is also introducing the Road to 99, the overarching meta-game that rewards users for improving their MyPLAYER’s overall rating, regardless of which modes they choose to play. Featuring a unified badge system across Pro-Am, Park and their NBA journey in MyCAREER, their attributes, animations and badges all combine to define their play style on your road to a 99 overall rating.

NBA 2K18 will release September 19 for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and Nintendo Switch. There will be a demo available starting September 8.