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