Kuroko No Basuke: Winter Cup Previews
In an attempt to create a full conversion mod involving Kuroko No Basuke Teams, and Slam Dunk Teams, I've recently just finished watching Kuroko No Basuke, also known as Kuroko No Basket or The Basketball Which Kuroko Plays. I've been creating the team rosters simultaneously as I watch every season of the anime, citing every improvement, shot attempt (for rating and tendency), animation, play style from every episode to make a comprehensive roster mod. Therefore, I was able to successfully create 15 Kuroko No Basuke team rosters.
15 Kuroko No Basuke Teams
Special Kuroko No Basuke teams
I have successfully developed the complete 15 teams into three in-depth rosters. Season 1, Season 2, and Season 3 rosters with their respective attributes, tendencies, and accessories from each season are available. For example, Kuroko will not have any decent shooting ratings and will not have any shooting tendencies in the Season 1 roster unlike in Seasons 2 and 3 where he has his own shot called the "Phantom Shot". Ratings for players also develop throughout the season rosters. It will be seen clearly in the rosters how each player progressed in the anime when they developed new moves. Signature Skills are made accurate for every player depending on their performance in the anime's season. Animations also change per season, with Kuroko developing his new shooting form in Season 2. Special cases are for Kise, who had different Dunk Package animations as well as Signature Skills in Season 3, as well as the other players who were able to enter the Zone. Players who were in the Zone/Kise's Perfect Copy, etc. have different cyberface and portraits depending on their respective season. Kiyoshi is also injured in the Season 1 roster, thus is unavailable to play in Quick Game, but will be available in other game modes. Midorima is given the highest arcing jump shot animation available in NBA 2K14. Fictional players were created in place of the teams without official players (Senshinkan, Meisei, etc.) as well as for bench warmers for the more known teams.
The following is the ratings guide used for the development of this roster mod.
- 95-99 Generation of Miracles Level: Zone [5 Signature Skills]
- 90-95 Generation of Miracles Level: Normal [5 Signature Skills]
- 85-90 Uncrowned Kings Level [4 Signature Skills]
- 80-85 Excellent Starters/Captain Level [1 to 3 Signature Skills]
- 75-80 Good Starters Level [1 to 3 Signature Skills]
- 70-75 Contributing Starters Level [1 to 3 Signature Skills]
- 65-70 Basic Starters Level [1 to 3 Signature Skills]
- 60-65 Bench/Unknown Player Level [0 Signature Skills]
- 45-60 Bench Warmer Level [0 Signature Skills]
Courts and Jerseys
All of the court floor mods and jerseys were made by me. I decided to create accurate jerseys, as well as warmup jackets for all of the teams, while creating fictional warmup jackets for those teams that were not shown wearing them in the anime. All designs of the jerseys were made accurate and corresponds to normal versions of NBA 2K14 WITHOUT the Tight Jersey mod, as Kuroko No Basuke's players and teams are not shown to be wearing any form of tight jerseys. Jersey numbers are now also accurate and correctly appear as it did in the anime. Conceptual jerseys were created in lieu of never seen jerseys such as Rakuzan High's dark jersey or Tōō Academy's light jersey. As of now, only the Winter Cup floor was created as all 15 Kuroko No Basuke teams will be using the Winter Cup floor. I was lucky enough to have the great court modder Mythbuster mentor me on developing floor mods. Only floors have been developed for this mod as I have no experience in editing stadiums.
Concept and Future Plans
The mod will heavily feature a single conference of 15 Kuroko No Basuke rosters (taking the Western Conference) and renaming it as the Winter Cup Tournament. The plan is to finish creating the 15 Slam Dunk Teams that will replace the Eastern Conference teams as the Interhigh Tournament, where the Finals will be a National Finals between the champion of the Winter Cup Tournament and the champion of the Interhigh Tournament. As of now, the opponent in the Rookie Showcase is Teikō Junior High in its third and final year, with a six-man roster consisting of the "Generation of Miracles" and their "Phantom Sixth Man". I am still unsure of which team should go up against Teikō in the rookie showcase. All-Star games remain the same as the Kuroko No Basuke Winter Cup All-Stars will face the Slam Dunk Interhigh All-Stars.
The Divisions were constructed like this instead of via prefecture because of the lack of teams in other districts (numerous teams reside in Tokyo). Thus, I selected the divisions based on which teams they faced in the anime. Rakuzan and Shūtoku faced each other, Kaijō and Tōō faced each other, while Yōsen only faced Seirin in the anime. The other teams are also based on which teams belong to where I believe they do belong. For example, Seihō and Senshinkan are in the same division as Shūtoku as the "Three Kings of Tokyo". Kirisaki Daīchi, Nakamiya South and Shinkyō were only seen facing Seirin. Fukuda Sōgō is in the same division Kaijō belongs to as they faced each other in Season 3.
The following is the divisions guide used for the development of this roster mod.