2K has announced that the NBA 2K18 Legend Edition & Legend Edition Gold will feature former NBA champion Shaquille O’Neal as the cover athlete.

NBA 2K18 Legend Edition will feature O’Neal in Miami Heat gear, while the Legend Edition Gold will have a dunking Shaq in the more classic Los Angeles Lakers uniform.

The game will launch on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC and Nintendo Switch on September 19th, with the early-bird users gaining access September 15th.

By launching on the Switch, NBA 2K18 marks the first AAA third-party sports title to be available for a Nintendo console since NBA 2K13 for the Wii U back in 2012.

2K has also announced the details for the three NBA 2K18 different editions. Details are below:

NBA 2K18 Standard Edition: – $59.99

  • 5000 VC
  • 10 Weekly MyTEAM Packs (With Team 2K card)
  • MyPlayer Apparel

NBA 2K18 Legend Edition – $99.99

  • 100,000 VC
  • 20 Weekly MyTEAM Packs (with guaranteed Shaq and Team 2K cards)
  • Shaq Attaq Shoes
  • Shaq Jerseys & Apparel
  • Championship Ring
  • Shaq MyTEAM Stickers
  • 5 Shaq Trading Cards
  • Shaq Poster

NBA 2K18 Legend Edition Gold – $149.99

  • All Legend Edition Content
  • Additional 150,0000 VC (250,000 total)
  • 20 Additional Weekly MyTEAM packs (40 total with guaranteed Shaq and Team 2K card)
  • Shaq’s Jersey Collection
  • 5 Additional Shaq Trading Cards
  • Lenticular Cover
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Alessandro Seren Rosso
An avid player of sports management games, Alessandro writes about hockey for several online outlets in all over the world. His work appeared, among the others, on The Hockey News, Hockey’s Future, The Hockey Writers and many other. His interest in sports gaming dates back to 1998 with Championship Manager. Today, most of his gaming engagement, much limited by his 3-years-old lovely time-killer, is dedicated to Eastside Hockey Manager.