NBA 2K23 Gameplay: New Shot Meter, Dribble Mechanics, Animations and Trailer

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The NBA 2K23 gameplay for MyCAREER was partially revealed in today's trailer. It also showcased a few special guests that are coming to the game.

We've got all of the gameplay trailers that you'll need right here and the new MyCAREER reveal, so be sure to watch all of the videos below.

The release date and some pre order links are below as well.


We got our first look at MyCAREER and it showed off a few shots of some NBA 2K23 gameplay as well. However, that isn't the only reveal we received.

The City map was also shown off in the trailer and it also looks like Affiliations are on their way back to the platform this year.

We took a look at the entire trailer, pining through the details and breaking it all down for you right here. Remember, different areas of the game will affect the NBA 2K23 gameplay, so be sure to learn everything you can.

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NBA 2K23 Gameplay Latest News

As we near the release of the game, more NBA 2K23 gameplay news continues to surface. The first thing we hope to see is the new dribble mechanics.

Now, the first-look trailer didn't reveal much but several accounts have "leaked" that NBA 2K23 is much slower this year than it was in NBA 2K22.

Check out the first-look trailer here:

The trailer stirred up talks surrounding what players would like to see from the NBA 2K23 gameplay and the most notable conversations included dribble spam.

The good news is that if the game is slowed down, those dribble spam moves are less likely to work, providing a more realistic experience.

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New Animations in NBA 2K23

Within the trailer that we provided above, you can see that there are a few new shove animations and contested shot animations.

Along with that you can see that the Nighty-Night and the Griddy celebrations are both in the game, bringing a new dimension to the NBA 2K23 gameplay.

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CELEBRATIONS: We wonder if there will be activated celebrations in the game

What would be really cool is if these celebrations can be equipped to your NBA 2K23 MyCAREER player, adding an extra level of customizations.

We'll have to see when the content reveals for August detail everything new we can expect.

NBA 2K23 Release Date

Now that we've covered what we know surrounding the NBA 2K23 gameplay, let's go over when the game will actually be released.

The official release date for NBA 2K23 is September 9, 2022, which is just around the corner. The pre order rewards for the game are pretty incredible, especially with the Championship Edition.

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JUST LIKE MIKE: Takeover the court with Michael Jordan in the Championship Edition

Coming in at a whopping $149.99, the Championship Edition of NBA 2K23 delivers a 12 Month NBA League Pass Subscription* (redemption rules apply) and more.

If you're looking for a more frugal option, you can purchase the Digital Deluxe Edition for $79.99 or the Standard Edition for $69.99 on next gen systems.

More Gameplay to come

We received some incredible news as more NBA 2K23 gameplay videos are on the horizon this week. This is great news since the release is around the corner.

Apparently, there's an in-arena gameplay video and gameplay content for the Jordan Challenge as well.

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It also looks like we'll have a new announcer joining the commentary team, last year Candance Parker was one of the special guests.

However, you can see more NBA 2K23 gameplay footage starting September 1 all the way until September 9, when the game releases.

Jordan Challenge in NBA 2K23

NBA 2K23 is trying to bring the most to its fans with the Jordan Challenge. You'll play through eras as Michael Jordan and earn rewards the whole way.

Perhaps the thing we're most excited about is how each era will have different NBA 2K23 gameplay functions. Things like game speed will be slowed down to match how the NBA was in the 80s.

You can expect a mixture of former broadcasts to really tune up the immersion of the Jordan Challenge while you complete the top moments in Jordan's career.

If you'd like to check out the Playable Moments for the challenge, follow this link.

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