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NBA 2K12 is one of the best sports games of recent times, even though its PlayStation Move features aren't everything we'd hoped for. Anyone still rattling the rim with Jordan, Bird and company might want to check out the new Legends Showcase DLC that hits the PlayStation Store this week.

Costing £6.30 in the UK or $9.99 in North America, the content adds new game modes, each with a slightly different twist on basketball and a unique cel-shaded graphical style to match. There's plenty more details at the official PlayStation Blog.

It's out in North America today and reaches Europe tomorrow. Check out our NBA 2K12 review for more.

2K Sports announces NBA® 2K12 Legends Showcase add-on content now available

New content adds hours of play time with more than 300 basketball legends and new gameplay modes

2K Sports announced today that Legends Showcase,the downloadable add-on content for NBA® 2K12, is now available for £6.30 via PlayStation®Network for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and for 800 Microsoft Points via Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.

“2K Sports is committed to supporting NBA 2K12 by providing fans with exciting and engaging downloadable content,” said Greg Thomas, president of product development for 2K Sports. “We’re proud to present Legends Showcase as the first add-on package for the franchise. The new modes and legends will provide NBA fans with even more content to satisfy their professional basketball fix.”

Legends Showcase creates a truly unique basketball experience for all fans, featuring a new, cell-shaded art style set in New York City’s iconic Times Square. It will enhance NBA 2K12 by providing a never-seen-before gaming experience, giving fans a new way to end the debate over who is the greatest basketball player of all time.

Legends Showcase allows gamers to select from more than 300 of the NBA’s all-time greatest players, including Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson and Dr. J, and compete in authentic pick-up games from 1-on-1 up to 5-on-5. Legends Showcase also features mini-games, such as 21 and H-O-R-S-E, along with other new features like the 2-on-2 Teammate Challenge and 3-on-3 Era Challenge. Gamers can also unlock current NBA players to create unique match-ups between legends and current stars. Finally, for the ultimate challenge, gamers can bring their My Player into the mix and battle the legends of the NBA to see how they stack up against the best ever.

Legends Showcase also includes Classic Quick Match, a new mode that allows gamers to play online with the NBA’s Greatest teams in a regular simulation setting.

NBA 2K12 is now available at leading video game retailers nationwide for Xbox 360,
PlayStation 3 system, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Wii, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system and Windows PC .Legends Showcase* is add-on content for NBA 2K12 and is now available to be downloaded via PlayStation®Network or Xbox LIVE.

*Add-on content. Requires NBA 2K12 to play.