Today 2K revealed its first Canadian cover for NBA 2K18, which will release on September 19, 2017, and will feature the Toronto Raptors star DeMar DeRozan.

The selection of DeRozan marks his first appearance as a 2K cover boy, coming off a dominant season with the Raptors where he averaged 27 PPG and led the Raptors to the 2nd round of the playoffs falling to the Cleveland Cavaliers (again) . “It’s a huge honor to be recognized on the first-ever Canadian cover for NBA 2K and represent the Raptors after eight years with the team,” said DeRozan, who finished the ’16-17 season with a career-high 2,020 points. “The fans up here are super passionate about basketball, so it’s cool to help introduce a cover that’s just for them. “

Since being drafted by the Toronto Raptors in 2009, DeRozan has been a key part in their resurgence to the NBA elite since the trade of “Air Canada” Vince Carter in December 2004 and DeMar surpassed Carter to become Toronto’s career scoring leader with 11,456 points by the end of the previous NBA season. His other accomplishments include being named an NBA All-Star three times and playing in both the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics

“Canada has always shown tremendous passion for the NBA 2K franchise, so we couldn’t be happier to celebrate this by partnering with one of the NBA elite in DeMar DeRozan to create a NBA® 2K18 cover that’s uniquely Canadian,” said Alfie Brody, Vice President of Marketing for NBA 2K.

Fans who pre-order NBA 2K18 at participating Canadian retail and online vendors receive Early Tip-Off Access, ensuring they receive their copy and in-game bonuses four days early beginning on Sept. 15.

The NBA 2K18 Standard includes in-game content, including:

  • 5,000 Virtual Currency;
  • 10 Weekly MyTEAM Packs;
  • Kyrie Irving Outfit Pack;
  • And more!

The NBA 2K18 Standard Edition will be available for $79.99 for PlayStation®4 system and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox One and Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, and Windows PC platforms on Sept.19.

As previously announced, Shaquille O’Neal will be celebrated with the NBA 2K18  Legend Edition and Legend Gold, both available for $129.99 and $199.99, respectively, on PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One.

Stay tuned in to SGO for all of your NBA 2K18 news.

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Christopher Walker
I have been playing football games since 99’. All starting with the NFL Game Day demo and NFL Blitz on PlayStation, then I moved on to Madden for the next 5 years, where I really didn't know what I was going yet. I flirted with NFL 2K for a year, but have played Madden and NCAA (up until its demise last year) ever since steadily improving my game each year and developing a passion for the X’s and O’s part of football.