2K Sports announced that they will be teaming up with Shawn “JAY Z” Carter for NBA 2k13. Jay Z will be the Executive Producer for the game. JAY Z’s interest has branched from music into sports through his part ownership of the 40/40 sports clubs and the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets. He recently helped create the new black and white logo and visual style of the club. JAY Z will share his artistic vision in crafting the style of the game and choose the soundtrack of the game.
The soundtrack has been announced to be the following:
Artist: Title: The Hours Ali in the Jungle Too Short Blow the Whistle (Main) Eric B. and Rakim I Ain’t No Joke Phoenix 1901 JAY Z Pump it Up (Freestyle) Puff Daddy and the Family Victory (feat. Notorious B.I.G. & Busta Rhymes) Daft Punk Around The World (Radio Edit) Santigold Shove It (feat. Spank Rock) Kanye West Amazing JAY Z Run This Town The Dirty Projectors Stillness is the Move Nas The World is Yours Coldplay Viva La Vida Roy Ayers We Live in Brooklyn, Baby Justice Stress JAY Z The Bounce Kanye West We Major (feat. Nas & Really Doe) Mobb Deep Shook Ones, Pt. II Meek Mill Ima Boss – Instrumental U2 Elevation JAY Z Public Service Announcement JAY Z On To The Next One JAY Z H.A.M. (Instrumental) Kanye West Mercy (feat. Big Sean, Pusha T, and 2 Chainz)
NBA 2K13 will be released October 2nd, 2012 in North America, October 5th, 2012 internationally for the Xbox 360, Playstation 3, PSP, Wii, and PC. A Wii U version will be released during the holiday system. Those who pre-order at participating retailers will receive the NBA All-Star content on day one for free.