NBA 2K14: Highlighting the Shoes Available in the Game
Aside from boasting stellar gameplay, NBA 2K14's shoe game is also pretty tight. This year's version of the game has at least 28 new sneakers being added to the overall collection. For those who are unaware of how a sneaker collection relates to a video game, allow me to explain.
Real-life sneakers are recreated with stunning accuracy and can be worn by players in the game—in accordance with their existing endorsement deals of course—or by your created players.
Some of the newest designs like the Jordan Super.Fly 2.0—which are pictured above—are among the styles unveiled by 2K Sports on Facebook recently. In NBA 2K13, Nike, Jordan brand, adidas, Converse, Reebok, Spalding and Under Armour were the only brands represented in the game.
In NBA 2K14, Peak and Anta have been added to the mix, not to mention a few more options under the pre-existing brands. In all, there are 151 different styles of sneakers to choose from. If 2K continues the trend it began last year, there will be more added throughout the season to reflect the newest shoe releases in real life.
Here's a video displaying every shoe.
In addition to this wide variety of sneakers, gamers can again use the shoe creation tool to design their own sneaker for use in the game. You can make your own custom Nike, adidas, Reebok or styles from any of the other existing brands, or you can just create a brand free sneaker.
I created these completely fictitious sneakers I simply called Nike BlackNWhite:
In NBA 2K13, gamers could create their own NikeID sneaker in the game and sync it with NikeID online to have their in-game creations shipped to them in real life. There hasn't been an official announcement on whether that functionality will be included in this year's version.
However, keep your eyes peeled for information on that once the game officially releases Oct. 1.
Shoes may seem like the most minute detail in a video game, but its just another piece in recreating the most authentic simulation of basketball available.
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