NBA 2K19 Trailer Released. Oh, and The Prelude.

By Dave Bricker, 1 month ago
2K Sports releases an NBA game every year. This year's release has the highly original name NBA 2K19. Another tradition for the 2K NBA games is the release of The Prelude. This tradition started in 2017 with NBA 2K17: The Prelude, including an opportunity to play through the initial portion of the story and crank through 1,000 points in gamerscore in about an hour. Then came 2018, with NBA 2K18: The Prelude, and no achievements.

NBA 2K19: The Prelude chapter is now out. You can play through the initial chapter of The Way Back for free, but there aren't any achievements again for this year's iteration of 'The Prelude.' If you are a glutton for punishment, you can see what might have been with the Playstation 4 and PS trophies for both the 2018 and 2019 versions: NBA 2K18: The Prelude trophies and NBA 2K19: The Prelude trophies.

The Prelude begins with you at the center of the experience of a hoops player with NBA dreams working to succeed in the Chinese Basketball League. As you develop your skills and gain recognition in China, the opportunity to return stateside comes when you receive an invite to play in the G League. Through hard work and perseverance, your chance to play on the mainstage in the NBA comes late in the season when a roster spot opens up.

NBA 2K19: The Prelude is out now. NBA 2K19 will release on September 11th.

We've got the full list of NBA 2K19 achievements - check the list for guides to unlocking them.
Dave Bricker
Written by Dave Bricker
Outside of gaming, I work and live in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I’m an air traffic controller for the US government. I have three graduate degrees (two masters and a PhD) and a boatload of tattoos (sleeves on both arms in progress). I have two daughters who also have my love of video games. My wife is a Pokemon Go player and loves to talk smack on Call of Duty.