After NBA 2K11’s 9.5 rating by gaming giant IGN, gaming publisher 2k has set a lofty standard that they must live up to. So far, the upcoming release of NBA 2K12 looks mightily impressive but has been shrouded in secrecy. On hand at the demo screening of 2K12 at the E3 gaming expo, which will feature another Chicago Bull as it’s cover athlete in current superstar and reigning MVP, Derrick Rose, was none other than Los Angeles Laker, Kobe Bryant. The new addition he was testing was PlayStation’s Move control. PlayStation Move, for those of you that don’t already know, is a motion-detecting controller that gives gamers he ability to control players on the screen with their movements. For NBA 2K12, Move has been implemented so, as Kobe demonstrated, any type of gamer, no matter how inexperienced, can pick up the control and being playing NBA 2K12. For a glimpse at this in action, watch Kobe below: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6yTNL4idQQ In regards to the gameplay, not many details have been released yet. However, just watching the trailer with Kobe controlling his Lakers shows a new level of smoothness for the game. For one, the jumper hit by Joel Anthony in the vision above is some of the smoothest animation you will see in a video game. The dribbling when players are bringing the ball up the court also looks like its been tweaked and improved on what was already high-quality animation. From the vision, it’s also noticeable that there are new graphics added at the feet of the ball-handler that seems to be a shot range meter, meaning that inexperienced players will no longer try jacking up three-point jump shots with the likes of Tyson Chandler or Blake Griffin. This can only mean good things for gamers. Slated to be released on October 4, 2011, producer Erick Boenisch has stated there will be a strong upgrade to the immensely popular My Player mode, but was tightlipped on what these upgrades would entail. There has so far been no word on changes or additions to the Association mode or any more Jordan Challenges, but just by watching the video, 2K11 players will be able to notice the subtle differences in animations that show that 2K12 promises to be nearly flawless in it’s gameplay animation. Watch this space for more NBA 2K12 details closer to the release date. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eT5gGD947Ns For your chance to win a copy of NBA 2K11, visit our 2011 NBA Finals competition here.