After hearing rumors that the mighty basketball series would be making a comeback, 2K Sports confirmed that NBA 2K13 is, in fact, ready to rock the rim in time for the upcoming 2012-2013 NBA season.  Visual Concepts is once again handling development duties, and the game will release on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC, PlayStation Portable and Wii on October 2nd.  A Wii U version is also in the works, and should release around the same time as that system.

In addition, those who pre-order the game will receive free of charge a special pack of downloadable All Star Content, presented by Sprite.  This pack will include the 2013 Houston venue for the All Star Game along with the Foot Locker Three Point Shootout, the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge, and the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest – all with pick up and play controls.

“The NBA All Star package is our way of saying ‘Thank you’ to fans for their ongoing love of the NBA 2K series,” said Jason Argent, vice president of marketing for 2K Sports.  “This content provides a ton of depth and value to our fans, and it’s just the beginning of a lot of big news about NBA 2K13.”

We’ll have more coverage on this game in the weeks ahead!