The NBA lockout shows no signs of ending anytime soon, so let’s re-live those glory days of the past, shall we? Say, the days of Jordan, Bird and Drexler? 2K Sports is gearing up to release NBA 2K12, which will do just that, and to prepare for the full retail game’s launch, the company has just posted a free demo of NBA 2K12 on the Xbox Live Marketplace and PlayStation Network.
The NBA 2K12 demo allows players to relive this past season’s exciting NBA Finals and play one quarter as the Miami Heat or Dallas Mavericks. The demo showcases many of this year’s improvements, including a new post play system for full 360-degree player movement, total shot stick control for more intuitive offensive moves, and updated visuals complete with dynamic broadcast-style pre-game highlight reels.
When the full version of NBA 2K12 ships, it will allow players to take control of some of the most iconic names and teams in NBA history, such as Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Julius Erving. Better yet, gamers will be able to put those legends head-to-head against other classic and modern-day teams to create NBA dream matchups and end the debate over the “NBA’s Greatest” once and for all.