The Jordan Challenge returns to 2K’s newest basketball game, NBA 2K23. This will be the first time the mode has been in an NBA 2K game in over a decade. However, the Jordan Challenge will feature iconic moments from his high school days and early playoff battles this time. In NBA 2K23, you can play fifteen of Jordan’s most iconic moments from his legendary career.
“Our team took everything into consideration when constructing this game mode; the arenas, the players, the uniforms, the broadcast, and the play style of the era have been accounted for in an effort to give fans a truly authentic and unique playable Jordan experience,” said Erick Boenisch, VP of NBA Development at Visual Concepts.
Here’s what we can expect from The Jordan Challenge, directly from Visual Concepts.
NBA 2K23: The Jordan Challenge
- Experience a breathtaking recreation of a bygone era, from the 1982 NCAA National Championship to the 1998 NBA Finals. Each challenge features a pre-game interview with a luminary who was a part of what made every game special;
- A complete presentational package including an intricately designed video filter system that recreates the television experience of these games as they were originally broadcast during the 1980s and 1990s, showcasing the look, feel and sound that take players back to the original game;
- Key gameplay changes to fit the era, such as a heavier focus on the post and mid-range game and reworking the transition game for the 1980s feel, including tighter transition lanes and more players cutting to the basket with a numbers advantage, as opposed to the spotting up for three you see in today’s NBA;
- More physicality modeled on the floor and in the paint, along with new signature style upgrades for classic greats like Magic Johnson and Larry Bird, featuring all-new jump shot, layup, and dunk packages;
- Hand-checking and hard-hitting body-ups for a different feel to the one-on-one battles with accurately represented regulations that mirror the 1990s basketball era, like the Detroit Pistons “Bad Boys” with their famous “Jordan Rules” and more.
Are you excited to play the Jordan Challenge in NBA 2K23? Let us know in the comments, don’t forget NBA 2K23 will release worldwide on September 8.
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