'NBA 2K10: Draft Combine' announced

Can't wait for "NBA 2K10" to launch this October? 2K Sports has the answer with "NBA 2K10: Draft Combine," a new download-only title set to release this September on Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network.

The title will enable gamers to create their own custom player then step out on the virtual court at the ATTACK Athletics gym in Chicago as they live the life of an NBA hopeful at the NBA Draft Combine.

Features of the new game include:

  • Building custom players by working with a mentor, the 2K Insider, and increasing their NBA stock through a variety of challenging basketball drills and 5-on-5 games.

  • Over 300 different signature customizations, including player-specific shooting animations, dunk and dribble packages and more to allow each created player to have his own unique personal style.

  • Ability to strengthen all parts of the created player's game with a variety of drills, such as shooting, post offense and defense, attacking the basket, dribbling, challenging shots, boxing out for rebounds and more to progress through the NBA Draft Combine.

  • Organized games that will allow players to gain valuable skill points and offer a variety of specific in-game objectives that will need to be accomplished in order to gain them. At the end of each game, a full analysis will be available for gamers to review their player's performance and strategize their further improvement.

  • All players created in "NBA 2K10: Draft Combine" will wear a special patch on their uniform throughout the rest of that player's career to denote that they have completed the NBA Draft Combine.

  • Online leaderboards to track the highest ranking custom built players, and where a player stacks up against the competition.

  • Opportunity to unlock special achievements on Xbox 360 and trophies for PlayStation 3 system.

  • Fans can take their custom built players from "NBA 2K10: Draft Combine" and use them in the all-new My Player career mode in "NBA 2K10" launching this fall, allowing them to continue their journey of becoming an NBA legend.

"NBA 2K10: Draft Combine," developed by Visual Concepts, is planned for release in North America, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan and India this September on Xbox Live Arcade for Xbox 360 (400 Microsoft Points) and PlayStation Network for PlayStation 3 ($4.99).