Play the Prelude ahead of the launch.

The first chapter of NBA 2K19’s Career mode, the Prelude, is available to download now on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Players who choose to download the Prelude will be able to play the first chapter of “The Way Back” for free, before NBA 2K19’s launch – you can check out the trailer above.

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.

The Prelude features the performances by Anthony Mackie (Avengers, Altered Carbon), Haley Joel Osment (The Sixth Sense, Silicon Valley), Michael Rapaport (Atypical, White Famous), Aldis Hodge (Straight Outta Compton, Hidden Figures), Rob Huebel (Transparent, Bob’s Burgers) and more.

NBA 2K19 will available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch. The Standard Edition will release on September 11, while the 20th Anniversary Edition will be available on September 7.