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2K Games releases NBA 2K16 Mobile, costs $8 with IAPs

Can’t wait to dive head-first into the NBA season? Get an early start with 2K Games’ NBA 2K16.

Published onOctober 16, 2015

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Can’t wait to dive head-first into the NBA season? Get an early start with 2K Games’ NBA 2K16. The console version released last Thursday, but earlier today, 2K announced that the mobile version of this year’s addition to their hit basketball series was now in app stores.

This is a different animal than the company’s previous release this year, MyNBA2K16, which is a digital collectible card game that let you build a team of players and earn rewards. MyNBA2K16 is meant to be played alongside console games, with several interactive features between them, but NBA 2K16 Mobile is its own stand-alone basketball game that gives you a lot of the experience of the full console game right in your pocket.

NBA 2K16 features a career mode as well as Season modes and a new gametype, Blacktop, that puts your players in a more casual, outdoor setting. The game advertises itself to have “improved graphics and game performance,” and they’ve redesigned the (previously very clumsy) controls to be more intuitive.

Much of the game will be familiar to long-time fans of the franchise. There’s an in-game store where you can purchase different aesthetic perks like new courts and equipment for your players. The soundtrack is new, and it’s selected by rapper DJ Khaled and the producers DJ Premier and DJ Mustard. The game will also feature some new Euroleague teams.

Here’s a list of NBA 2K16 Features, as described by their website:

  • Full MyCAREER, Blacktop, and Season modes.
  • Improved graphics and game performance
  • New controls for smoother mobile gameplay
  • Earn and enjoy more Virtual Currency
  • Euroleague teams now available
  • NBA 2K Store offers equipment, courts, VC, updated content, and much more.

If you’re ready to get your game on, head over to the Google Play Store and pick up your copy. It’s running for $7.99, which is pretty steep for a mobile game with in-game purchases.

What are your thoughts? NBA 2K worth the price tag? Are you going to be downloading it? Let us know in the comments!

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