2K and Euroleague Basketball announced today that NBA® 2K15, the next installment of the top-selling and top-rated NBA video game simulation franchise*, will include additional teams and players from the Turkish Airlines Euroleague as part of their exclusive multi-year global partnership. NBA 2K15 will be available on October 7 in North America, and on October 10 internationally for the PlayStation®3 and PlayStation®4 computer entertainment systems, the Xbox One all-in-one games and entertainment system and Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft; and Windows PC.
NBA 2K15 will feature 11 additional teams from the Turkish Airlines Euroleague, including top-level FC Bayern Munich of Germany, JSF Nanterre of France, Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul of Turkey and Partizan NIS Belgrade of Serbia, bringing the total number of playable Euroleague teams to 25, including every team that participated in the 2013-14 Turkish Airlines Euroleague. All squads will be fully updated to reflect trades accurate to the day of release**.
“The global response to the integration of Euroleague teams into the NBA 2K series last year was fantastic, and a key factor in our decision to include the full complement of 2013-14 Euroleague teams in NBA 2K15,” said Greg Thomas, President of Visual Concepts. “We know there’s a huge passion for basketball in Europe, and we’re excited to further expand the number of playable European teams to make this the most comprehensive basketball game ever.”
"After an exciting start last year, our partnership with 2K takes another strong step forward with an expansion of the Euroleague Basketball teams in NBA 2K15," added Jordi Bertomeu, President and CEO of Euroleague Basketball. "The appeal of our style of basketball to video game fans was evident right away with just 14 Euroleague Basketball teams last year, and we are sure that seeing many more of them in NBA 2K15 will be another hit."
The full list of 25 teams to be included in NBA 2K15 are:
• Alba Berlin;
• Anadolu Efes Istanbul;
• Brose Baskets Bamberg (new);
• Budivelnik Kiev (new);
• Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade (new);
• CSKA Moscow;
• EA7 Emporio Armani Milan;
• FC Barcelona;
• FC Bayern Munich (new);
• Fenerbahçe Ülker Istanbul;
• Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul (new);
• JSF Nanterre (new);
• Laboral Kutxa Vitoria;
• Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius (new);
• Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar (new);
• Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv;
• Montepaschi Siena;
• Olympiacos Piraeus;
• Panathinaikos Athens;
• Partizan NIS Belgrade (new);
• Real Madrid;
• Stelmet Zielona Góra (new);
• Strasbourg (new);
• Unicaja Málaga;
• Zalgiris Kaunas.
2K also recently announced Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Kevin Durant, newly-crowned 2014 NBA Most Valuable Player, as cover athlete on NBA 2K15.
Developed by Visual Concepts, a 2K studio, NBA 2K15 is not yet rated by the ESRB.
*According to 2008 - 2014 Metacritic.com and The NPD Group estimates of U.S. retail video game sales through April 2014.
**Roster update available as a free update, requiring a connection to the Internet.
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