Giving credit where credit is due, 2K announced today that Kobe Bryant will feature on the cover of an NBA 2K17 Legend Edition right in time for Bryant’s career-finalizing game this evening.
As one of the only characters to grace every NBA 2K title, 2K is doing their best to honor Bryant. Earlier today, they announced that those that pre-order the Legend Edition would receive a slew of items:
- Limited-edition Kobe poster;
- Two Kobe Panini trading cards;
- Black Mamba game controller skin.
- 30,000 Virtual Currency;
- MyTEAM Bundle + (including 3 packs with guaranteed Kobe Free Agent card);
- Nike Kobe XI shoes;
- Kobe #8 Mitchell and Ness jersey;
- Kobe hoodie;
- And, more!
Although that, “And, more!” is quite vague, it seems adequate to provide all this content when this is Bryant’s second time being featured on the cover of the series. However, this is only for the Legend Edition, and 2K is going to unveil the player to appear on the cover for the standard edition during the NBA 2K16 Road to the Finals competition later this June.
2K also released this trailer, which is definitely worth a watch:
Regarding this development, Bryant said, “It’s a great honor to partner with 2K on the NBA 2K17 Legend Edition. 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.”
The NBA 2K17 Legend Edition can be yours for $79.99 in both digital and physical formats for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, PS4 and PC September 2016. The standard edition will be going for $59.99.
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