NBA 2K13 Wii U Features List and Video

Posted September 17th, 2012 at 10:00 am

2K Sports has released details on features for the Wii U version of NBA 2K13 and a new video showing the game in action for the first time has emerged.

2K13 will be a launch title for the new console, out on November 18, and include many of the same features found in the 360 and PS3 version such as the Dream Team, new MyCareer enhancements, and MyTeam which will be somewhat familiar to those who have played to the Ultimate Team modes found in several EA Sports titles. It will not, however, have the All-Star Weekend content that is being offered as a pre-order bonus for the 360/PS3.

Check out the first screenshots here and continue on for the initial features list (more remains unannounced) along with the first footage of the game in action! 

Wii U Launch Title
As a launch title to Nintendo’s new Wii U console, NBA 2K13 will be the first choice for basketball fans on the new console.

Gatorade Biometric Scan
Think you have a feel for how your player is performing? Think again. The Gatorade Biometrics display provides an up-to-the-second look at your player’s mood and fatigue level in the game. A persistent “heartbeat” and dynamic hot/cold zones will keep you in tune with your player’s psyche as the game progresses.

A JAY Z Production
NBA 2K13 is produced by multi-platinum recording artist and hip-hop mogul JAY Z.

USA Basketball
Finally answer the question: Who would win a head-to-head duel between the 1992 Dream Team and the 2012 squad?

Build your MyPLAYER by giving him signature skills, and acquire your very own custom animations using Virtual Currency (VC). Includes all-new GM sit-down feature, new endorsement paths, improved in-game AI, and all-new swag including casual clothing, equipment, custom shoes and much more

Collect players, uniforms, arenas and boosts to put together your own team. Track the talent marketplace that fluctuates based on real-life performance, and then take your team online to play against other players’ MyTEAMS in a new tiered matchmaking system.

Shoe Creator
One of the most flexible interfaces ever allow the user to customize up to 45 shoe components and layers from the ground up. Create original shoes from all the major shoe brands and deck your player out with his own signature creation.

Classic Teams
The best teams in NBA history are back, and can now be taken online. Challenge your friends with squads such as the ’96 Bulls and ’65 Celtics.

Improved Gameplay features, including such innovations as:
•The Control Stick: For the first time ever, all dribble moves have been mapped to the right analog stick, as well as shooting, passing, and post moves. String together devastating crossovers and clutch shots for maximum control and effectiveness.

•Dynamic Shot Generator: Shots are now dynamically created on the fly, with all-new collision physics created in real-time.

•Signature Skills: Each player has unique abilities that can alter the course of a game. Players are modeled to impact the game in their own unique way, from Derrick Rose as a “Floor General” to Kevin Durant being “The Closer.” Learn to use each player’s unique ability and change the game on your terms.

•Revamped Passing System: Improved fast break passing gives players more control. Fire a bounce pass to a cutting teammate or go “Lob City” in transition.

  • ace

    looks pretty good. but i wouldnt buy the wii u for sports games. not sure its going to get good support

    • Keith.

      I hadn’t really thought of buying a WiiU but I have to admit, being able to play NBA2k on the controller itself is pretty cool.

  • Kramer

    Will it feature some “Super Mario and Luigi” basketball minigames?
    Cool. Seriously though, fuck the Wii U. Ain’t nobody gonna be buying Nintendo’s newest kid’s console to play sports games online. You’re too late to get in on the online sports thing, Nintendo.You need to just keep focusing on making cheap consoles that cater to the little kids, and senior citizens. I predict that the Wii U will be a huge failure because of a lack of major 3rd party support. The online gaming thing will be dominated by Sony if Microsoft comes in again, blatantly ripping off their customer, like they did with the 360, through expensive hard drives, peripherals, and pay to play online services.

    • smsixx

      Just like the Wii was supposed to flunk out of Kindergarton as well right???
      I don’t own a Wii nor do I intend to buy a Wii U…but you kids need to face the facts…
      – The Wii has outsold the PS3 and 360 in the worldwide market.
      – Nintendo has dominated the handheld market for over 20 years.
      – Despite your negative thoughts towards Nintendo, they are still responsible for taking the video game market to the next level after the business had crashed in the late 70’s/early 80’s…Im not saying you have to like their shit…but you do need to appreciate the fact that they are responsible for taking the video game industry into the stratosphere.
      The Wii U will sell fine…your failure prediction is laughable to say the least.

      • Kramer

        Are you gonna write all this useless bullshit again, the next time you read an anti Nintendo opinion? Nobody gives a fuck about anything Nintendo makes anymore, but you.

        You either adapt to what people are into playing right now, or you will fail, and that is exactly what Nintendo will do. FAIL.

        You can keep on writing this tale of “we owe Nintendo for saving gaming” bullshit everyday, and it won’t mean shit to anybody. So you go on and keep laughing. Product loyalty only goes so far these days. You have to sell something that people WANT, if you plan on competing in today’s marketplace. The Wii was just a gimmick, and it was CHEAP compared to the next gen consoles. I guarantee you that the WiiU won’t have the same luck.

        By the way, PS3 and Xbox 360 games are still thriving in sales. Who is still buying Wii games today? Nobody. There’s your fucking history lesson for today, son.

        • smsixx

          Listen kid…you obviously missed the point…so please read my above posts…
          I DONT OWN A WII…I own a PS3 and 360…Im not going to go any further with this because I pretty much said what I wanted to in my last two replies…I have no interest in buying a Wii U either.
          But here are the numbers for your viewing pleasure anyway…(so much for your “what people want” argument)…
          Total worldwide sales…
          Nintendo Wii: 96.6 million sold
          Xbox 360: 68.2 million sold
          Playstation 3: 66.3 million sold
          Current Gen Handhelds
          Nintendo 3DS: 20.1 millions sold
          Playstation Vita: 2.8 million sold
          Im not a Nintendo “fanboy” dipshit…Im just saying that your wrong and Nintendo will be fine despite your undefined hate for them. 🙂

          • Kramer

            Nobody missed your point, “KID”. There was no fucking point to be made.

            The Nintendo Wii wasn’t a next gen console, you dumbass. Did you get that point?

            People who play online sports games WON”T be buying a WiiU to play them. Did you get that point, you dumbass? Go work in a fucking Nintendo museum, dumbass. Maybe you can share some of your great Nintendo history with the people who give a fuck.

          • King

            Hush! That’s your opinion. Just because you don’t like something, don’t mean u got to bash everybody who likes it or gives a positive statement about it. The whole world doesn’t share your opinion. You can hate & bash all you want, but their will still be people who disagree with you about Nintendo consoles.

          • Kramer

            And they’re free to form an argument for the Wii U without taking us back through Nintendo’s console history(smsixx), or coming in here and crying like a bitch(you).

      • Daryll & Daryll

        “- The Wii has outsold the PS3 and 360 in the worldwide market.”
        “- Nintendo has dominated the handheld market for over 20 years.”

        The Wii wasn’t even in the same market as the PS3 and 360, and who gives a shit about the handheld market when it comes to online sports games and shooters today? What fucking idiot would come in here and make an argument for Nintendo, when the demographics he is favoring, don’t even match the discussion. Please don’t come at us with this stupid Nintendo history crap again. We were all here since this whole “home console” gaming thing began, ok?

        Fuck Nintendo.

        • smsixx

          Once again…Im not making an argument for Nintendo…Im just saying that you should appreciate the company for what it did for the video game industry…You must have missed the part where I said that I didn’t own a Wii nor do I plan to.
          You guys just go off on your temper tantrums and start throwing shit like their is no tommorow…If you trully were there when the “home console thing began” then you should obviously know that Nintendo changed the game and brought the industry back from the grave…If not then thats on you…Any moron with half a brain can easily see the facts with a simple google search…sorry buddy.

          • davey

            You don’t need to appreciate Nintendo or any of these other large corporations really. They only value your appreciation and respect so much as it helps separate you from your money.

      • Mike G.

        “Despite your negative thoughts towards Nintendo, they are still
        responsible for taking the video game market to the next level after the
        business had crashed in the late 70’s/early 80’s…Im not saying you
        have to like their shit…but you do need to appreciate the fact that
        they are responsible for taking the video game industry into the

        Huh? Late 70’s/early 80’s?? Were you even around then? I was, and I don’t know what the hell you’ve been smoking. I had Collecovision, Intellivision, Turbographix16, Sega Genesis, Snes, Panasonic 3DO, Playstation 1, 2, and 3, and I agree, you’re a fucking idiot.

        • smsixx

          The Collecovision, and Intellivision both sold miserably…When I stated “video game crash” it refers to the period of the late 70’s/ early 80’s when companies were losing more making consoles and games then making money…this trend lasted nearly 7 years (try reading a book).
          As for the rest of the consoles you listed…ALL OF THOSE were released after the original NES console…so whos the “fucking idiot” now? Its sad that 2 eight year old kids even thumbed up your comment…None of you trolls have a clue.

  • Nick_Fury

    That controller doesn’t look that comfortable, with the hands being spaced so far apart, as opposed to standard game controllers. Having a tablet screen on a game controller is also a wee bit distracting. I’m not feeling it, but hey, that’s just me.

  • Flanders


    You’re a fucking moron. Wii U pre-orders were almost entirely sold out within a few days they were available. No one cares what you think about Nintendo, including Nintendo. They’re the only ones that have made money with the current generations of consoles. Sony’s lost billions not only on gaming, but their entire business model is flawed; while Microsoft is billions in the hole because they couldn’t make a reliable piece of hardware. I’m a big Sony fan, but counting out Nintendo after they sold 100 million Wii’s and 150 million DS’s is completely stupid.


    • Kramer

      “You’re a fucking moron. Wii U pre-orders were almost entirely sold out within a few days they were available”

      Sold out preorders of a low stock allocation. They tell you its sold out, but they never tell you how much stock was allocated. This is how they drive up demand, MORON.

      There are still many things that you DON’T know yet about the WiiU, and one is, what is the cost of replacing one of those fucking controllers?

  • 49ersfan1

    its all about the XBOX/PS3

  • lotka

    Why do the Wii U shots look so washed out? I was looking at the Batman, ACIII, and madden shots earlier and it just seems like the sharpness is gone on Wii U.

  • King

    Cool stuff! I can’t wait to get a Wii U. Man, I hate this coming out so late though.

  • King

    I’m pretty sure the Wii U will get a All Star DLC sometime after launch.