2K Sports has announced that the first gameplay footage from NBA 2K13 will debut Monday night during the GameTrailers E3 Special on Spike at 10pm. It will feature a segment from a game between the Western Conference Finalists – Thunder and Spurs – along with a look at some of the recently announced All-Star Weekend content in action.
It isn’t a complete surprise that at look at the upcoming NBA 2K would be unveiled at E3. Last year NBA 2K12 was played live onstage at the Sony Press Conference – but that was more of a promotion around the PlayStation Move functionality than it was the gameplay which wasn’t represented especially well in that setting. That 2K is pushing the NBA game a little more heavily at the event this year could be related to returning competition as NBA Live 13 will have a presence there as well.
It’s important still, as was the case with the “big announcement” that turned out to be All-Star Weekend content as a pre-order incentive, to temper expectations. The show will feature a number of huge titles – and there isn’t the need to show off a significant amount of footage at this stage – so there may only be a brief few minutes dedicated to NBA 2K13.