Relive basketball legend Michael Jordan’s iconic moments in NBA 2K23 with the Jordan Challenge mode.
Launched in NBA 2K11 and soon to be back after 10 years in NBA 2K23The mode Jordan Challenge will once again trace the meteoric rise of Michael Jordan, from his beginnings as a university star to his winning basket in the NBA Finals. Challenges will not be played on modern NBA courts, or even classic courts with modern commentary, as each moment is given a complete visual and sound overhaul to recreate media coverage of the era, including through a complex video filter system designed to recreate the experience of watching matches on television in the 1980s and 1990s.
Experience the Jordan Challenge in #NBA2K23
🔴Recreate MJ’s greatest moments
⚫15 Jordan Challenge games
🔴Interviews w/ MJ’s teammates, opponents & others
⚫Era-replicated visuals, gameplay & presentation
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Gameplay will also be changed to match the more physical era of basketball, meaning what looks like a foul in today’s NBA 2K may not be called out as such in challenges in the Jordan Challenge mode. Erick Boenisch, Vice President of NBA Development at Visual Concepts, says:
Jordan Challenge mode is an immersive experience unlike anything NBA 2K fans know, featuring completely reworked 2K11 challenges and adding five new moments. Our team thought of everything when building this game mode: the fields, players, outfits, replays and style of play of the time were taken into account to provide fans with a completely authentic Jordan experience. , unique and playable.
The challenges of NBA 2K23’s Jordan Challenge mode
Each of the 15 games in NBA 2K23’s Jordan Challenge mode will include a pre-game interview with a celebrity like Marv Albert (on-court commentator for The Shrug game), Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (opposing player during the All-Star game of Chicago in 1988), Dennis Rodman (opposing player in the match against the Bad Boys) or even Phil Jackson (coach of the match The Last Dance).
- 1982 College Championship Final vs. Georgetown
- Practice match with Team USA 1984
- Game 2 of the 1986 Eastern Conference playoffs first round
- NBA All-Star Game 1988
- Game 5 of the first round of the 1989 Eastern Conference playoffs
- Chicago Bulls vs Atlanta Hawks 1990
- Chicago Bulls vs Cleveland Cavaliers 1990
- 1990 Eastern Conference Finals Game 3
- 1991 NBA Finals Game 5
- 1992 NBA Finals Game 1
- Chicago Bulls vs New York Knicks 1995
- 1996 NBA Finals Game 6
- 1997 NBA Finals Game 5
- Chicago Bulls vs Los Angeles Lakers 1997
- 1998 NBA Finals Game 6
The Jordan Challenge will be available in all editions of NBA 2K23, which launches September 8 on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.