Progress made in the demo will carry over to the full game.
A demo for NBA Live 18 will launch tomorrow ahead of its PlayStation 4 and Xbox One launch on September 15.
Players will get to try out The Rise, the prologue to the game’s new single-player career mode The One. You’ll create your own basketball player and improve his position in the NBA draft by going through a few developmental showcases.
All progress made in The Rise will carry over to the full game. The same goes for the demo’s specially-timed Live Events, which are activities that, when competed, unlock different rewards. The free demo will also feature a Play Now experience between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors.
Additionally, EA announced that Houston Rockets superstar James Harden will be NBA Live 18’s cover athlete. “NBA Live 18 is all about creating your own identity and making your mark on the league, and I can definitely relate to that,” said Harden. “If anybody knows about creativity it’s me.”
If you pre-order NBA Live 18 at select participating retailers, including Amazon and Best Buy, you will receive a 33 percent discount on the game, dropping the price to $40 USD. EA Access members qualify for an additional 10 percent discount if they buy the game on Xbox One through the service.
For the first time ever, WNBA players and teams will be playable in NBA Live 18.
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Source: IGN Video Games