Online gaming firm X-Play Online Inc. has partnered with 2K Sports to formally launch the NBA 2K13 ? called by gaming website IGN as ?possibly the greatest sports game of all-time? — in the Philippines.
This year, 2K Sports transcends sports video games by joining forces with recording artist JAY Z, who serves as the executive producer of NBA 2K13.
The music artist curated the game?s 24-song soundtrack, and lent his artistic vision to its interactive menus, pre-game introductions, among others.
NBA 2K13 also introduces the Control Stick, which gives players more control by mapping all dribbling and shooting to the right analog stick, as well as the long-awaited match-up between the 1992 ?Dream Team? and 2012 US Men?s National Team.
Improved game-play features include:
 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; and
 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.
?We?re very excited to launch such a prestigious game here in the Philippines and we?re thrilled to be working with 2K Sports,? said Miguel Bauza, vice president of marketing for X-Play.
?We will be going around the country to engage the millions of NBA 2K Filipino fans out there with awesome tournaments and raffle prizes.?
?NBA 2K13 is a great addition to the X-Play packaged goods portfolio,? said Heidi Garayblas, chief operating officer for X-Play. ?We are very proud to work with 2K Sports on this project, and we are looking forward to bringing more blockbuster games to the Philippines.?
NBA 2K13 is available in the Philippines for PlayStation 3 at P2,595, Xbox 360 at P2,495, PlayStationPortable system at P1,895, and Windows PC at P1,995.