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
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 13, 2016--
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.
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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. (Graphic: Business Wire)
“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 + (includes 3 packs with guaranteed Kobe limited use
Nike Kobe 11 retirement shoes;
Kobe #8 Mitchell and Ness jersey;
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 Septemberrelease date.
Developed by Visual Concepts, NBA 2K17 is not yet rated by
and look for the hashtag #ThisIsNotAGame for the latest NBA
*According to 2000 - 2016 Metacritic.com
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