We're just a few weeks away from NBA 2K12, but if you want a taste of the new improvements awaiting in this year's instalment there's a demo available on the PlayStation Store to help you out.

In a replay of the 2011 NBA Finals, the demo pitches Miami Heat against the Dallas Mavericks and shows off some of the new features like the new post play system and shot stick control for DualShock 3 players. There's no mention of Move controls in the demo, but we'll be trying it out soon and will let you know either way.

If you download the demo and give it a go, let us know what you make of it.

2K Sports Announces NBA® 2K12 Demo Now Available on Xbox LIVE Marketplace and PlayStation®Network
Demo pits the Miami Heat against the Dallas Mavericks in a rematch of the 2011 NBA Finals

New York, NY – September 20, 2011 – 2K Sports today announced that a free demo of NBA® 2K12 is now available on the Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PlayStation®Network for PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. The demo allows players to relive this past season’s exciting NBA Finals and play one quarter as the Miami Heat or Dallas Mavericks. The demo showcases many of this year’s improvements, including an all-new post play system for full 360-degree player movement to dominate the paint, total shot stick control for more intuitive offensive moves, and updated visuals complete with dynamic broadcast-style pre-game highlight reels.

This year’s edition of NBA 2K, the top-selling and top-rated NBA video game simulation franchise*, will allow players to take control of some of the most iconic names and teams in NBA history, such as Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Julius Irving, and put them head-to-head against other classic and modern-day teams to create NBA dream matchups and end the debate over the “NBA’s Greatest” once and for all.

NBA 2K12 is rated E by the ESRB and will be available October 4, 2011. Visit www.esrb.org for updated rating information.