Kobe might have ended his NBA career with an amazing 60 pointer for the Los Angeles Lakers, but it doesn’t end there. 2K have 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 NBA video game simulation will highlight Bryant’s career with special Kobe-themed memorabilia and digital content extending his legacy for fans beyond his final NBA game.
“It’s a great honor to partner with 2K on the NBA 2K17 Legend Edition,” said Kobe Bryant, whose retirement 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 playing cards;
- Black Mamba game controller skin.
- 30,000 Virtual Currency;
- MyTEAM Bundle + (includes 3 packs with guaranteed Kobe limited use card);
- Nike Kobe 11 retirement 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 US$79.99 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The NBA 2K17 standard edition will be available in digital and physical formats for US$59.99 on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and Windows PC platforms in September 2016.