Assistant producer Jerson Sapida explains the benefits of using the new twin stick control method, which assigns one analogue stick to the hands and the other to the feet/movement.
Pushing the control stick away from the defender, for example, shields the ball; pushing it towards the player nudges him back, giving players a little space to make a move.
The development team have also addressed speed issues, making it easier for a smaller, quicker player to bypass a hulking defender.
Last week, it was announced that the 1992 USA Dream Team would be playable in the game, alongside the current Olympic Champions.
Executive producer Jay-Z was said to be instrumental in procuring the license of certain players, persuading the likes of Charles Barkley to lend his name and likeness.
2K Sports also confirmed Kinect support, enabling users to call certain plays, make substitutions and complain to the referee, a move that could lead to punishment.
It was recently revealed that Jay-Z will contribute to the "look and feel" of the title, hand-picking its soundtrack, designing the interactive menus and helping with the presentation.
The game releases for the Xbox 360, PS3, PlayStation Vita, Wii and PC on October 2 in North America. A European launch date is yet to be finalised.
It will also release for the Wii U. Listed for a "holiday" launch, it will likely be available within the first few months of the console's release.
Watch a trailer for NBA 2K13 below: