2K made a couple big announcements this week — the release date for NBA 2K18 and the cover athlete for the title’s “Legend Edition”.
NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal has been tapped to cover the special edition of NBA 2K’s 2018 installment.
“I want to thank NBA 2K for their continuous support of my basketball and broadcast career,” said O’Neal. “I’m excited to be on the cover of the NBA 2K18 Legend Edition and I hope my fans have a blast playing it up big man style and re-creating my most legendary in-game moments!”
NBA 2K18: Legend Edition will be released alongside special Shaq content, including a poster, Panini trading cards, and stickers. Also, gamers will get in-game items like 100,000 virtual currency and 20 weekly MyTEAM packs. There’s also “Legend Edition Gold”, which comes with the standard “Legend Edition”, as well as a Lenticular, more trading cards, 250,000 currency, 40 packs, and more.
NBA 2K18 releases Sept. 19. “Legend Edition” will sell for $100, while “Legend Edition Gold” will cost you $150. Those who pre-order either special editions at participating retailers will also grant Early Tip-Off Access, meaning you’ll be able to access the game four days early on Sept. 15.