Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Kobe Bryant’s Legacy Lives On in NBA® 2K17 Legend Edition

Basketball icon and past NBA 2K cover athlete to grace cover in celebration of his career; fans to receive exclusive memorabilia and in-game digital content


2K today announced that NBA 2K will celebrate the renowned basketball legacy of the Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant by featuring the 18-time NBA All-Star on the cover of the NBA 2K17 Legend Edition. This special edition of the top-rated NBA video game simulation series for the last 15 years* will highlight Bryant’s career with special Kobe-themed memorabilia and digital content extending his legacy for fans beyond his final NBA game tonight.


“It’s a great honor to partner with 2K on the NBA 2K17 Legend Edition,” said Kobe Bryant, whose retirement tonight marks a storied 20-year career. “As I walk off the NBA court for the final time, it’s exciting to know my fans can continue to celebrate my lifelong career as a Los Angeles Laker.”

Gamers that pre-order the NBA 2K17 Legend Edition will receive special Kobe memorabilia and in-game digital content, including:

Physical Items
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  • Limited-edition Kobe poster;
  • Two Kobe Panini trading cards;
  • Black Mamba game controller skin.

Digital Content:
  • 30,000 Virtual Currency;
  • MyTEAM Bundle + (including 3 packs with guaranteed Kobe Free Agent card);
  • Nike Kobe XI shoes;
  • Kobe #8 Mitchell and Ness jersey;
  • Kobe hoodie;
  • And, more!

Bryant’s Legend Edition cover marks the second NBA 2K appearance for the 15-time member of the All-NBA Team, and 12-time member of the All-Defensive team. In addition, he has led the NBA in scoring twice, and ranks third on both the league's all-time regular season scoring and all-time postseason scoring lists.

2K will debut the cover star for the standard edition of NBA 2K17 during the NBA 2K16 Road to the Finals $250,000 championship event this June.

The NBA 2K17 Legend Edition will be available in both digital and physical formats for $79.99 on PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One. The NBA 2K17 standard edition will be available in digital and physical formats for $59.99 on PlayStation®4 system and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox One and Xbox 360; and Windows PC platforms in September 2016.

Fans can pre-order NBA 2K17 at participating North American retail and online vendors, ensuring they receive their copy and in-game bonuses on the game’s September release date.