NBA Live 18 reveals launch date and cover star James Harden

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A demo will go live in North America on August 11 for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 and include the ability to start the career mode and carry over progress to the full game if purchased along with an NBA Finals rematch of Cavaliers vs. Warriors.

"Embrace debate" has taken over sports television programming, and now even sports video games aren't safe from it. ESPN's Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman will appear in "First Take" segments during the new career mode built for the upcoming "NBA Live 18" called "The One". It's all about creating a unique character, and making choices that will shape their path through the National Basketball Association, and of course, all those decisions will transfer to the full game.

NBA Live 18 releases for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on September 15.

Last but certainly not least, those of you interested in pre-ordering the game will be able to score a 33 percent discount off the price, bringing it down to ten percent.

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Good of Polygon, gamers who preorder a copy of NBA Live 18 will be able to play it starting September 15, four days before its official release date.

For instance, the cover athlete for the game has now been revealed- it will be James Harden of the Houston Rockets.

The One also features a host of timed Live Events, which are special challenges that will stretch the limits of the player's abilities in every respect. Play Now mode sees the Cleveland Cavaliers take on the Golden State Warriors, the same match-up that played out in this year's NBA Finals. Since joining Houston in 2012, Harden has been a powerhouse in the league, finishing his first season with an average of 25.9 points and 5.8 assists per game, and growing into an all-star. "If anybody knows about creativity it's me", Harden said about the partnership. The NBA LIVE 18 demo is available to all players with Xbox Live Gold and PlayStation Plus. Do you plan on downloading this demo when it becomes available tomorrow?

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