The minute-and-a-half-long trailer mostly features NBA 2K14 cover athlete LeBron James and is set to the tune “Hate Me Now” by Nas and the rapper then known as Puff Daddy. The song is one of the tracks selected by James to appear on the game’s soundtrack.
Not much is learned about the game through the trailer although there are a few bits of information hinting at new features. James sports a black wristband with the words “I Promise” etched into it, suggesting gamers will be able to customize wristbands in NBA 2K14. The trailer also shows some of the flashy passes and realistic animations players will be able to execute in the game.
The updated block system is on display as new Pistons forward Josh Smith is shown rejecting a dunk attempt. Bench animations are also shown as players on the bench jump up to celebrate exciting plays.
In addition to Miami Heat star James, the trailer features a variety of NBA stars who have joined new teams in the offseason. Players spotted in their new uniforms include Dwight Howard, Metta World Peace, Monta Ellis and Kevin Garnett. Of course, superstars such as Blake Griffin and Kobe Bryant also make appearances in the NBA 2K14 trailer.
Earlier this month, 2K Sports revealed some of the features expected for NBA 2K14, including Crews and Euroleague teams.
NBA 2K14 is set to release Oct. 1 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. Players who pre-order the game will receive the King James Bonus Pack DLC at no extra charge. A version of the game for next generation consoles, which was not featured in the trailer, is expected to release alongside each console’s launch.
The official NBA 2K14 trailer can be viewed below via the 2K Sports YouTube channel.