In celebration of the renowned basketball legend and Los Angeles Lakers player Kobe Byrant, 2K today announced that the 18-time NBA All-Star will feature on the cover of their NBA 2K17 Legend Edition. This special edition of the NBA video game will highlight Bryant’s career and will include with it special memorabilia for his fans so that his legacy can live on after his last NBA game appearance tonight.
“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:
- Limited-edition Kobe poster;
- Two Kobe Panini playing cards;
- Black Mamba game controller skin.
- 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!
The NBA 2K17 Legend Edition will be available in both digital and physical formats on the Xbox One and the physical edition will be exclusive to GAME in the UK.
The NBA 2K17 standard edition will be available in digital and physical formats on the Xbox One and Xbox 360; and Windows PC platforms in September 2016.