nba 2k17 cover paul george

We’ve finally received a release date for NBA 2K17, and it’s going to be headed to consoles and PC on September 20. 2K will also be bringing back the Early Tip-Off Weekend, letting fans who pre-order play the game 4 days early on September 16.

If you haven’t heard, Paul George will be joining Kobe Bryant as cover athlete, with PG13 to be featured on the standard edition and Kobe to featured on the legend edition. With the release date, we’ve also gotten confirmation as to what each version of the game will include.

The standard edition of NBA 2K17, which features Paul George on the cover, will include a few goodies. Right now that includes 5,000 VC and a MyTEAM bundle with 3 packs including a guaranteed Paul George free agent card. 2K also promises that more will be included to be revealed at a later date.

We’ve already received a fair amount of information on the legend edition which will feature Kobe, including a number of physical and digital goods along with a higher price tag, but 2K will also offer a slightly more premium legend edition. Here’s what the legend edition will come with, in case you needed a refresher.

Physical Items:

  • Limited-edition Kobe poster;
  • Two Kobe Panini trading cards;
  • Black Mamba game controller skin.

Digital Content:

  • 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!

The new legend edition is called NBA 2K17 Kobe Bryant Legend Edition Gold, and it will retail for $99.99 and include the contents of the normal legend edition along with the following:

  • 70,000 additional Virtual Currency (100,000 total);
  • 2 Additional MyTEAM packs (with guaranteed MJ Free Agent card);
  • Nike Kobe shoe collection;
  • Special Kobe lenticular cover insert.

For perspective, the standard edition will retail for your typical price of $59.99, while the normal legend edition will set you back $79.99. What version will you be picking up this September? Let us know in the comments or on social media, and as always, stay tuned to SGO for the latest NBA 2K17 news.