In fact, we will find the challenges of 2K11 completely reworked, and five new events as a bonus, which induces to update the fields, the players, the jerseys, the retransmissions and especially the style of play characteristic of this time. Each challenge will be preceded by a pre-match interview with a different personality (from Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to Dennis Rodman, via coach Phil Jackson) to set the context of the match. It will also be necessary to rely on video filters to find the characteristic image grain of the 80s/90s, and the presence in the commentary booth of Mike Fratello, known as the Tsar, to punctuate the match with his anecdotes.
On the AI side, we’re promised real-time adjustments to marking if your Jordan catches fire, and an emphasis on physical play at mid-range and close to the basket, away from the current three-point bombings. Rivalries with other superstars will also be highlighted, with particular attention paid to the attitudes of the Bird, Magic and fellow Isaiah Thomas.
Each of the 15 challenges will be based on three objectives to be achieved, with a star at the end. Accumulating 40 Stars will unlock exclusive rewards for MyTEAM and MyCAREER modes, just to parade with cosmetics in front of other players. Finally, note that this mode will be available on all versions of the game, still officially scheduled for September 9 on a multitude of platforms.