If you’re not already itching for NBA 2K18, Sega and 2K Sports just made it more enticing.

NBA 2K18 has received an upgrade to each pre-order tier, and the Legend Edition and Legend Edition Gold also see additional bonus items added for the physical copies.

Here’s the simple breakdown of what you need to know about each edition and its pre-order bonuses:

Standard Edition. $59.99 (physical and digital)

  • 5,000 VC (virtual currency to spend in-game)
  • 10 MyTEAM packs to build your perfect fantasy team (delivered one a week), featuring one random Team 2k Free Agent card and more
  • MyPlayer Apparel

The Standard Edition is available on PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360.

 

Legend Edition. $99.99 (digital)

  • 100,000 VC
  • 20 MyTEAM packs to build your perfect fantasy team (delivered one a week), featuring a guaranteed Shaq card, one random Team 2K Free Agent card, and more.
  • Shaq Attaq shoes
  • Rookie Shaq jersey
  • Shaq official logo shirt
  • Shaq “nickname” jersey”
  • Shaq Championship ring

The physical pre-orders of the Legend Edition receive everything listed for the digital game plus these physical items:

  • A poster
  • 5 Panini cards
  • Shaq MyTEAM stickers

The Legend Edition is available on PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch (Sorry PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 players).

Legend Edition Gold. $149.99 (digital)

  • 250,000 VC
  • 40 MyTEAM packs to build your perfect fantasy team (delivered one a week), featuring a guaranteed Shaq card, one random 2K Free Agent card, and more.
  • Shaq official logo shirt
  • Shaq “nickname” jersey”
  • Shaq Championship ring
  • Mitchell & Ness Shaq jersey
  • Additional MyPLAYER apparel items

The physical pre-orders of the Legend Edition Gold receive everything listed for the digital game plus these physical items:

  • A poster
  • 10 Panini cards
  • Shaq MyTEAM stickers
  • A Lenticular

The Legend Edition Gold is available on PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch (Again, sorry PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 players).

In addition to all of those goodies, every pre-ordered edition gets “early tip-off access.” That means you get to play with others who pre-ordered the game starting Friday, September 15, 2018, four days before the game’s normal release.

Each edition also has a different cover and color scheme. The Standard Edition features Kyrie Irving while the Legend Edition and Legend Edition Gold each feature a different image of Shaquille O’Neal.

NBA 2k18 will be released on Tuesday, September 19, 2018.

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Jesse Galena
As a fan of spectacle in all forms, Jesse Galena particularly enjoys MMA, eSports, as well as professional and indie wrestling. Jesse’s always excited to try any sports game that leans toward the bizarre or unconventional, though nothing can replace a well-executed classic. Outside of video games, Jesse enjoys playing ridiculous table top RPGs, watching standup comedy, and losing at board games. He also writes fantasy/sci-fi novels and RPG material.