'NBA 2K18' Release Date Predictions for PS4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One: An educated guess


We know NBA 2K18 will release for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC and the Nintendo Switch in September — but we don't know the exact date. Here's our best guess, based on what we know about the popular hoops series.

NBA 2K18 release date predictions for PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch

Last year's game had an official release date of Sept. 20, but it was made available to those who pre-ordered on Sept. 16.

In addition to the early access for pre-order customers, NBA 2K17's arrival was boosted by a pre-release companion game called The Prelude. It was made available on Sept. 9, an entire week before the early access date. There's been no news of a Prelude game this year, but that doesn't mean it won't return.

We're still at least six months away from release, so there's obviously still a lot left to learn about the game. However, if we use last year's schedule as a barometer, an Early-Tipoff edition would likely hit on Friday, Sept. 15, with an overall retail release date of Tuesday, Sept. 19.

September is routinely a month that is packed with sports video game releases. FIFA, NHL and Pro Evolution Soccer have routinely hit stores the same month. With NBA 2K's popularity, it's hard to imagine 2K18 changing things up too much scheduling-wise.

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