NBA 2K17 Legend Edition announced, featuring Kobe Bryant on the cover

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Basketball icon and past NBA 2K cover athlete to grace cover in celebration of his career; fans to receive exclusive memorabilia and in-game digital content.

NBA 2K17 Legend Edition
2K announced that NBA 2K will celebrate the renowned basketball legacy of the Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant by featuring the 18-time NBA All-Star on the cover of the NBA 2K17 Legend Edition. This special edition of the top-rated NBA video game simulation series for the last 15 years* will highlight Bryant’s career with special Kobe-themed memorabilia and digital content extending his legacy for fans beyond his final NBA game today.

“It’s a great honor to partner with 2K on the NBA 2K17 Legend Edition,” said Kobe Bryant, whose retirement tonight marks a storied 20-year career. “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.”

Gamers that pre-order the NBA 2K17 Legend Edition will receive special Kobe memorabilia and in-game digital content, including:

Physical Items:

·Limited-edition Kobe poster;
·Two Kobe Panini playing cards;
·Black Mamba game controller skin.

Digital Content:

·30,000 Virtual Currency;
·MyTEAM Bundle + (includes 3 packs with guaranteed Kobe limited use card);
·Nike Kobe 11 retirement shoes;
·Kobe #8 Mitchell and Ness jersey;
·Kobe hoodie;
·And, more!

Bryant’s Legend Edition cover marks the second NBA 2K appearance for the 15-time member of the All-NBA Team, and 12-time member of the All-Defensive team. In addition, he has led the NBA in scoring twice, and ranks third on both the league’s all-time regular season scoring and all-time postseason scoring lists.

The NBA 2K17 Legend Edition will be available in both digital and physical formats on PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One. The NBA 2K17 standard edition will be available in digital and physical formats on PlayStation®4 system and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox One and Xbox 360; and Windows PC platforms in September 2016.

Developed by Visual Concepts, NBA 2K17 is not yet rated by the ESRB.