NBA 2K23 Jordan Challenge: Playable Moments, 1998 NBA Finals and Immersive Gameplay

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The NBA 2K23 Jordan Challenge is giving players a chance to live through the best moments of Michael Jordans career.

This game mode is also getting its own special announcers, which were revealed today during the latest trailer.

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Let's go through the Jordan Challenge and the immersive gameplay involved.

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LATEST - Special Announcers revealed

Today was a big day for the NBA 2K23 Jordan Challenge as the game mode has received two special announcers.

Both 90s Bulls announcer Ray Clay and Mike Fratello (color analyst) will be heard during the Jordan Challenge.

Check out the trailer below:

These special announcers won't be heard anywhere else aside from the NBA 2K23 Jordan Challenge and MyNBA Eras.

To check out the rest of the announcers and the content schedule for this week, follow this link.

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NBA 2K23 Jordan Challenge

Back in NBA 2K11 one of the most enjoyable modes was the Jordan Challenge and now you can do it all over again this year.

There are a few things to look forward to when the NBA 2K23 Jordan Challenge is available to play on the release date of September 9, 2022.

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RELIVE MOMENTS: Take the court with one of the best players in NBA history

It was also revealed that each challenge features a pre-game interview with an explanation as to why it was a significant moment for Jordan.

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Another impressive addition to the NBA 2K23 Jordan Challenge is the implementation of a presentation package that includes an intricately designed video filter system that will recreate television experiences.

PRE ORDER NOW: Secure your copy of NBA 2K23 before it arrives

List of All 15 Jordan Challenge Moments

If you're itching to get into the action, one big question is which Jordan moments have been chosen.

There are no doubt dozens and dozens of legendary moments from his storied career, but only 15 made the cut.

Here are all 15 Jordan Challenge moments:

  • 1. 1982 National Championship: University of North Carolina vs. Georgetown
  • 2. 1984 Team USA Basketball Scrimmage
  • 3. 1986 Eastern Conference First Round, Game 2
  • 4. 1988 NBA All-Star Game
  • 5. 1989 Eastern Conference First Round, Game 5
  • 6. 1990 Atlanta Hawks at Chicago Bulls
  • 7. 1990 Chicago Bulls at Cleveland Cavaliers
  • 8. 1990 Eastern Conference Finals, Game 3
  • 9. 1991 NBA Finals, Game 5
  • 10. 1992 NBA Finals, Game 1
  • 11. 1995 Chicago Bulls at New York Knicks
  • 12. 1996 NBA Finals, Game 6
  • 13. 1997 NBA Finals, Game 5
  • 14. 1997 Chicago Bulls vs. Los Angeles Lakers
  • 15. 1998 NBA Finals, Game 6
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The Jordan Challenge is also confirmed to be in every version of NBA 2K23, so players who haven't yet made the leap to next gen will still get to relive these moments.

Jordan Challenge will have immersive changes

Playable Moments are going to be a big part of the NBA 2K23 Jordan Challenge but you'll also notice even more gameplay changes.

The gameplay in the game mode will match the era that it's played in. Things like a heavier focus on the post and mid-range game and reworking the transition game for the 1980s feel is what you can expect.

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JORDAN CHALLENGE: This game mode will catch a lot of attention in NBA 2K23

We had several other reveals in the Courtside Report including a few of the Playable Moments, some of which feature historic teams or the 1982 NCAA National Championship.

Here are a few of the things you can expect in the NBA 2K23 Jordan Challenge:

  • 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 “Bad Boy” Pistons with their famous “Jordan Rules”
  • Playing through the 1982 NCAA National Championship and the 1998 NBA Finals.
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Now, let's take a look at what Erick Boenisch the VP of NBA Development at 2K and Visual Concepts had to say.

Comments from Erick Boenisch

One thing that we have to say is impressive about the NBA 2K23 Jordan Challenge aside from the gameplay is what Visual Concepts and 2K VP of NBA Development Erick Boenisch had to say.

The crew at 2K is behind the game 100% and seems excited about providing players with this experience.

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COMING SOON: Play through significant moments in the NBA 2K23 Jordan Challenge

Being transported back in time to the 1982 NCAA National Championship or the 1998 NBA Finals is something we all can get behind in the NBA 2K23 Jordan Challenge.

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Here's what Boenisch said:

"The Jordan Challenge is an immersive experience unlike anything NBA 2K fans have seen, completely rebuilding the challenges from 2K11 and adding five new moments.

"Our team took everything into consideration when constructing this game mode, from 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 1980s playable experience."

Ready to pre order the game? Let's check out the release date and when you'll be able to start playing.

NBA 2K23 Release Date

If you're sold on the NBA 2K23 Jordan Challenge, you'll be happy to know that the release date of the game is just around the corner.

Releasing on September 9, 2022, there are several new changes that you can expect once the game is released.

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NEW FEATURES: Gameplay changes are on the way once the game releases

There are more reasons than just the NBA 2K23 Jordan Challenge, new gameplay changes and a brand new MyCAREER storyline is just around the corner.

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Once the Playable Moments are released, we'll put them all here so you can stay up to speed.