When NBA 2K17 was released in September, there was talk about MyPark mode being redone in some form or fashion. 2K talked about something called Park After Dark, a way to elevate MyPark to something more than just playing a regular game of basketball on a blacktop.
This week, 2K finally announced the long-awaited news about Park After Dark and it is very interesting indeed. 2K will create a party atmosphere inside MyPark where neon lights will be flashing and music will be blaring as players participate in their normal MyPark games. Added in the mode will be different mini-games such as exclusive Park After Dark 3-point Shoot-Outs and Dunk Show-off challenges. The best thing to come out of the announcement of Park After Dark is the first special DJ that will spinning in the Park.
The first special DJ will be none other than Snoop Dogg, or as he is calling himself in Park After Dark, DJ Snoopadelic.
“As the world’s greatest NBA 2K17 player, it’s only right that I get to Snoopify the Park After Dark,” said Hip-Hop legend Snoop Dogg in a press release for NBA 2K Park After Dark. Snoop was also recently scanned into NBA 2K17 for the appearance. “I’m going to set off the park with a SNOOPADELIC set that’s going to have house parties around the globe JUMPING OFF.”
“Music is such a big part of the NBA 2K franchise and greater basketball culture, so taking such an innovative approach demonstrates our commitment to evolving the game into a destination for more than just hoops,” said Alfie Brody, VP of Marketing for NBA 2K. “Park After Dark is something we hope further connects our community and elevates their NBA 2K17 experience.”
After Snoop Dogg, DJ Premier will take over DJ duties regularly with guest DJs popping in from time to time. The first MyPark Park After Dark with Snoop begins Nov. 27 at 9 pm EST.
The idea of Park After Dark is amazing as adding a club element at a time when most players are online paying MyPark is genius. It brings a different feel to the mode and more importantly, makes it a go-to place when you need a break from the more mundane modes that we have come to know like MyCareer or MyGm. The NBA 2K franchise did not have any major issues with its NBA 2K17 and the news of Park After Dark shows why it may be the best sports game in the business today.