2K announced this week that actor Michael B. Jordan will star in NBA 2K17’s MyCAREER storyline.
The partnership continues 2K’s partnerships in Hollywood. For 2K16, they rapped Spike Lee to direct the MyCAREER experience. This time around, Jordan immersed himself with development at NBA 2K’s studios to capture his in-game likeness through dynamic motion-capture technology, while undergoing hours of scene development and voiceover audio recording.
“NBA 2K17 was the perfect platform to connect with a new, unique audience and challenge myself to expand my abilities as an actor,” said Michael B. Jordan, who was most recently inducted into the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in July 2016. “I’m humbled at the opportunity to help influence a franchise that I’ve been a passionate fan of since its first release.”
In the MyCAREER experience, Jordan stars as Justice Young, a rising NBA star that teams up with your MyPlayer. Throughout the game, Justice acts as a friend and support system while navigating the realities of playing in the NBA, with greater emphasis on in-game choices that will directly impact outcomes on-and-off the court.
NBA 2K17 hits shelves on Sept. 16. Pre-order your copy now at Amazon.com.