NBA 2K12 To Be Released for iPhone and iPad on Tuesday, October 4th [video]

Great news for all sports fans: 2K Sports decided to drop NBA 2K12 for iOS devices on Tuesday, October 4th, the same day Apple will unveil the iPhone 5… or iPhone 4s… or both?

2K Sports will offer two ways to control the game. Classic Control is set up like your standard directional pad controller, with buttons for passing, shooting, and the all-important alley-oop button. On the flipside, you’ll have buttons for stealing, blocking, and lock-down defense.

One Finger Control allows the game to be played with the computer moving the players around. It’s your job to tap or swipe the screen to pass, shoot, steal, and block shots with your finger. I like to call this “office meeting” stealth mode, and controls are extremely simplified, but it also helps you see the action when playing on a smaller screen, like on the iPhone or iPod Touch.

There’s so much content and different game modes in 2K12 that it’s worth the price of admission. You have the standard Quick Game; there’s a full 82-game Season Mode with player transactions; Playoff Mode, where you’ll skip the regular season and jump right into the games that count; and Situation Mode, which allows you to create custom scenarios where you can try to comeback from 5 points down with a minute left.

Every basketball junkie is also going to love the “Jordan Challenge,” where you’ll relive 10 of Michael Jordan’s most historic performances. This was a fan favorite feature from last year’s console version, and it’s nice to see that 2K Sports showed mobile gamers some love.

The game will be available for the iPad ($9.99), and to the iPhone and iPod Touch ($4.99).

Sparks fly in the latest commercial from 2kSports‘ NBA 2k12 franchise as fans settle the score in claiming the greatest team to ever play ball. From the humorously dressed San Francisco Giant Brian Wilson to Dallas Maverick owner Mark Cuban’s quiet confidence, the argumentative montage also featuring legendary shooting guard Michael Jordan and rapper Drake is sure to provoke competitive debate once the game releases next week.