2K Sports announced Friday that a special transformation for the online MyPark mode in “NBA 2K17” called “Park After Dark” will feature musical performers putting on in-game shows live for a series of events throughout the year. Headliners include hip-hop heavyweights Future, Snoop Dogg and DJ Premier with more to be revealed at a later date.
The first event is scheduled to take place on Nov. 26 at 9 p.m. ET with Snoop Dogg featured in the role of special DJ.
“As the world’s greatest ‘NBA 2K17’ player, it’s only right that I get to Snoopify the ‘Park After Dark,'” said Snoop Dogg, who DJ’s under the name “DJ Snoopadelic,” and was recently scanned into the video game 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.”
Players will be able to compete in the normal 3-on-3 or 2-on-2 streetball games with their created characters during “Park After Dark,” participate in brand new 3-point shootouts and dunk contests that will only be available in the specified window of time or just show up to take in the music and special nature of the performances.
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