NBA 2K12 Gets Awesome, Beefy DLC

The Legends Showcase DLC adds a bunch of fun game types and a new art style.

Erik Norrisby Erik Norris


NBA 2K12 will get its first bit of downloadable content this holiday season for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The “Legends Showcase” DLC will introduce a completely new game mode to NBA 2K12, featuring a sexy (my words, not 2K’s) cel-shaded art style. The add-on will run you $9.99 on the PSN, or 800 MS Points on Xbox Live.

Legends Showcase moves the action to New York City’s Time Square for a number of pick-up game events. You’ll be able to play with 150 of the NBA’s greatest legends in games ranging from 1-on-1 up to 5-on-5. You’ll also be able to play “21” and “H-O-R-S-E,” as well as 2-on-2 Teammate Challenges and 3-on-3 Era Challenges. Finally, you can unlock current NBA players to go head-to-head with the greats, or bring your “My Player” mode character into the mix.

Last but not least, Legends Showcase opens up “Classic Quick Match” in the main NBA 2K12 game, allowing you to go online and compete with teams from the title’s NBA Greatest mode.

Below you can find some screenshots from NBA 2K12’s Legends Showcase mode, featuring Jordan and Magic with the new, cel-shaded art style (Dr. J can be seen above).