Newly enshrined NBA Hall of Famer, dominant basketball icon and
ultimate basketball big man honored on special game cover; fans to
receive exclusive memorabilia and in-game content
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 8, 2017--
2K today announced that NBA 2K will feature
Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal on the cover of the NBA 2K18 Legend
Edition. This special edition of the top-rated NBA video game
simulation series for the last 16 years* gives the court to the big man
who needs no introduction, “The Diesel…The Big Aristotle…Superman…Shaq
Daddy…” with special Shaq-themed memorabilia and content, extending his
legacy as the most dominant center in NBA history.
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2K today announced that NBA 2K will feature Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal on the cover of the NBA 2K18 Legend Edition.
“I want to thank NBA 2K for their continuous support of my
basketball and broadcast career,” said O’Neal, whose Hall of Fame
enshrinement late last year celebrates a storied 19-year career. “I’m
excited to be on the cover of the NBA 2K18 Legend Edition
and I hope my fans have a blast playing it up big man style and
re-creating my most legendary in-game moments!”
Fans who pre-order the NBA 2K18 Legend Edition and NBA
2K18 Legend Edition Gold at participating North American retail
and online vendors receive Early Tip-Off Access, ensuring they receive
their copy and in-game bonuses four days early beginning on September
The NBA 2K18 Legend Edition includes special Shaq
memorabilia and in-game content, including:
Limited-edition Shaq poster;
5 Panini trading cards;
100,000 Virtual Currency;
20 Weekly MyTEAM Packs;
Shaq in-game items;
Gamers who pre-order the NBA 2K18 Legend Edition Gold
will receive even more exclusive Shaq memorabilia and in-game
Limited-edition Shaq Poster;
10 Panini trading cards;
250,000 Virtual Currency;
40 Weekly MyTEAM Packs;
Shaq in-game items;
O’Neal’s Legend Edition appearance on NBA 2K18 marks the
third NBA 2K cover appearance for the 15-time NBA All-Star
and 14-time All-NBA selection. O'Neal, who played 19 NBA seasons, was
inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2016.
The NBA 2K18 Legend Edition and Legend Edition Gold will
be available in both digital and physical formats for $99.99 and
$149.99, respectively, on PlayStation®4 computer
entertainment system, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One. The NBA 2K18 Legend
Edition Gold physical edition is available exclusively at GameStop.
Developed by Visual Concepts, NBA 2K18 is not yet rated by
the ESRB. NBA 2K18 will be available for PlayStation®4
system and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox
One and Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, and Windows PC platforms on September
for the latest NBA 2K18 news.
*According to 2000 - 2017 Metacritic.com
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Civilization series, the innovative Evolve™, the popular WWE 2K
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