Justin Bieber will be a playable character in NBA 2K13

Get ready to swoon, folks. Baby-faced chart cherub Justin Bieber has been revealed as a secret playable character in the hip basketball game NBA 2K13. You'll be able to unlock and add the Beauty and a Beat singer to your team roster when the game launches this Friday.

NBA 2K13, published by the appropriately named 2K Games, already has more than a little music biz glamour. The game has been executive produced by none other than Jay Z, the living rap legend and co-owner of the NBA team Brooklyn Jets. The soundtrack features tracks from Jay Z himself, plus Kanye West, Nas, Mobb Deep and Notorious B.I.G. There's some U2 and Coldplay on there as well, if that's your thing.

The game will require you to not only handle the on-court action, using the new "freestyle" system, but also negotiate endorsement deals and talent contracts for your star players. The Xbox 360 version supports Kinect, and you'll be able to pepper your social networks with updates on how you're doing.

NBA 2K13 is out on October 5th for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC, and has also been announced for the Wii U.

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Release Date: 03/10/2012