NBA 2K9 demo out now PlayStation Network, Xbox Live Marketplace tomorrow

Looking for hot NBA action for your next-gen console? Seriously, does anyone even watch the NBA anymore? I think I stopped watching in the mid-90’s when the Trailblazers were contenders. They were decent in the early 90s, but they suck now. 2K Sports’ NBA 2K9 is hittin’ the street October 7th for Xbox 360, PS3, and PS2, but PC gamers won’t be able to get the game till the 21st. Cop it now. Details on what’s new for each platform after the jump.

Xbox 360 and PS3


Shot Stick Advanced – The revolutionary Shot Stick control system takes it one step further, allowing you to change your shots in mid-air.

Adaptive AI – Adaptive AI will read, react, and adjust in real time to your strategies. Your teammates will initiate cuts, picks, and post-ups based on how you handle the ball, while your opponent modifies strategy to fit the pace of the game.

The Association 2.0 – The BEST just got even better. With, you’ll have access to all the latest rumors, trades, scores news stories and more, plus new features like Player Personalities, Ambitions, and Player Roles, a plethora of customizable options, and NEW mini-game drills make this is the deepest and most robust Franchise mode on the market.


2K-HD – Drastically improved facial and skin textures, better uniforms, improved eye movement and more realistic crowd reactions bring the game alive like never before.

All-New Broadcast Team – Analyst Clark Kellogg and sideline reporter Cheryl Miller join color commentator Kevin Harlan to create one of the most knowledgeable broadcast teams in the game.

Better Replays & Cut Scenes – End each quarter with enhanced, multiple angle replay highlights, and be rewarded like never before with all-new, true-to-life celebration sequences after you capture the NBA championship.


NBA 2K Online Features – 2K Sports’ industry leading online service gets all-new features like 5-on-5 Multiplayer mode with Total Team Control and a new ranking system–from Bench Warmer to Rookie to Pro to Superstar–that shows you how to match up against your opponents.

2K Share – Create, upload, and share rosters, sliders, and even players created with the all-new Player DNA feature. This also includes the newly revamped Reelmaker, where you can now direct your own digital video highlight reels and post them on or your personal web page for all the world to watch and admire.


Improved Association – The best franchise mode on the market sees the addition of a Player Ambitions system and an interface.

Hot Zones – Always know when to take the best shot a player can get. Using real-life data, each player’s favorite shot locations to give real-time feedback when best to take a shot.

Signature Shot Additions – Even more Signature Styles have been added to NBA 2K9 meaning more of your favorite NBA players will play and shoot like they do in real life.


2K HD – Breathtaking action in full HD resolution brings you radically improved facial textures and eye movement, true-to-life crowd reactions and celebration sequences, and much more.

Styles Upon Styles – New Signature Defensive Styles and more Signature Shots, dunks and free throws give you EVEN MORE distinctive player styles.

Adaptive AI – Now your teammates and your opponents read,react, and adjust in real time to match your gameplay strategies.

The Association 2.0 – All-new interface, Player Ambitions, Player Scouting, and more options for the casual player make this the most robust Franchise mode ever

* Does not support any online functionality, including but not limited to online games, 2K Share, ReelMaker or Living Rosters

** Internet access required to install and authenticate game