Despite its release being a mere fortnight away, NBA 2K18 is still throwing surprises our way. The most recently unveiled feature of the newest instalment of the game is The Neighborhood, which allows players (MyPLAYERs) to interact with other players and characters live in a neighbourhood environment with multiple locations to visit.

"We’ve elevated the NBA 2K experience to new heights by putting players at the center of a fully-immersive basketball environment to explore, socialise, and most importantly compete," says Greg Thomas, President of Visual Concepts. "We can’t wait to see what this means for the future of the brand, and for fans to get their hands on NBA 2K18 starting September 15th."

But that isn't all: NBA 2K18 is also introducing the Road to 99, a meta-game that rewards users for improving their MyPLAYER’s overall rating, combining attributes, animations, and other badges in a single rating.

"The Prelude", a free downloadable pre-experience of the game arrives on September 8th. NBA 2K18 will be available on the 15th for PlayStation3 and 4, Xbox One and 360, Nintendo Switch, and Windows PC.