Handshakes is the new live-action trailer for NBA 2K18. It stars a young boy on his way to the playground to shoot some hoops. He runs into a bunch of people in his neighborhood, many of which are NBA stars. It’s an introduction to The Neighborhood, a brand new game mode that you’ll be able to play in NBA 2K18.
2K Games has released a new live-action trailer for NBA 2K18, called Handshakes. And, well, it pretty much delivers on what the name suggests. The video follows a young boy walking through his neighborhood, through a bar, a tattoo parlor, and other places. On his way, he runs into a bunch of friends, which, as it turns out, are NBA stars. He exchanges a different handshake with every one of them, each more elaborate than the last. As the young boy puts it, it’s just another day in the neighborhood.
Basically, what this whole trailer does is introduce you to the concept of The Neighborhood, a new game mode in NBA 2K18. The Neighborhood will be a social space for players to come to and hang out. You can check out the tattoo parlor and barber shop to change the look of your player, listen to music at the record shop, meet NPCs and other players, etc. Of course, you can also compete against the others in The Playground.
If you want to get a taste of NBA 2K18 and The Neighborhood, you already can. The playable demo, called The Prelude, is available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Any progress you make will carry over to the full game once it launches on September 19th, 2017. If you decide to purchase it, of course.
You can check out the full live-action trailer below. And I just know that you’ll try to emulate those handshakes, don’t even begin to tell me that you won’t.