NBA 2K18

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NBA 2K18
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NBA 2K18 cover art.
Developer(s) Visual Concepts
Publisher(s) 2K Sports
Series NBA 2K
Platform(s) PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Windows, Nintendo Switch
Release date(s) September 19th 2016

September 15th (Pre-Order Bonus)

NBA 2K18 is an NBA basketball simulation video game by 2K Sports. It is the nineteenth installment of the NBA 2K series, released September 19th, 2017 (September 15th for pre-order customers) for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Nintendo Switch. Kyrie Irving is featured on the main cover, while the special Legend Edition cover player is Shaquille O'Neal. It is the direct sequel to NBA 2K17, and will be followed by NBA 2K19.

Development & Features[edit]

NBA 2K18 is a sim-oriented basketball video game, retaining modes such as MyCAREER, MyGM, MyLEAGUE, MyTEAM, MyPARK, and 2K Pro-Am, as well as gameplay elements such as the Pro Stick. The current gen version of the game is built on the Eco-Motion engine, which made its debut in the PlayStation 4/Xbox One version of NBA 2K14. It is the first NBA 2K game released for the Nintendo Switch, and the first game in the series to be released on a Nintendo console since NBA 2K13 for the Wii U.

Cover Players[edit]

On May 8th 2017, it was revealed that Shaquille O'Neal would be featured on the cover of the Legend Edition, and Legend Edition Gold. The Legend Edition features a photo of Shaquille O'Neal from his days with the Miami Heat, whereas the Legend Edition Gold features a photo of him from his time with the Los Angeles Lakers. Both editions contain pre-order bonuses that celebrate his career. On June 1st, ahead of his Cleveland Cavaliers facing the Golden State Warriors for the third straight season, Kyrie Irving was revealed as the main cover player for NBA 2K18.

Pre-Order Bonuses[edit]

A breakdown of NBA 2K18's pre-order bonuses

NBA 2K18's pre-order bonuses were revealed on May 8th 2017, alongside the announcement of the Legend Edition featuring Shaquille O'Neal on the cover. As with NBA 2K17, there will be three editions of the game: the standard edition (also simply referred to as the Early Tip-Off Weekend edition), Legend Edition, and Legend Edition gold. All pre-order customers will be able to take advantage of the Early Tip-Off Weekend, with the Legend Edition and Legend Edition containing additional in-game content and physical collectables. The Legend Edition will retail at a cost of $99.99, whereas the Legend Edition Gold will cost $149.99.

Standard Edition (Early Tip-Off Weekend)[edit]

Includes Early Tip-Off Access starting September 15th.

Digital Items

  • 5,000 Virtual Currency
  • 10 Weekly MyTEAM Packs (with Team 2K card)
  • MyPLAYER Apparel

Shaquille O'Neal Legend Edition[edit]

Includes Early Tip-Off Access starting September 15th.

Physical Items

  • Shaq MyTEAM stickers
  • 5 Shaq trading cards
  • Shaq poster

Digital Items

  • 100,000 Virtual Currency
  • 20 Weekly MyTEAM Packs (with guaranteed Shaquille O’Neal and Team 2K card)
  • Shaq Attaq shoes
  • Shaquille O’Neal jerseys and other MyPLAYER apparel
  • Championship Ring

Shaquille O'Neal Legend Edition Gold[edit]

Includes Early Tip-Off Access starting September 15th.

Physical Items

  • Shaq MyTEAM stickers
  • 10 Shaq trading cards
  • Shaq poster
  • Lenticular cover insert

Digital Items

  • 250,000 Virtual Currency
  • 40 Weekly MyTEAM Packs (with guaranteed Shaquille O’Neal and Team 2K card)
  • Shaq Attaq shoes
  • Shaquille O’Neal jerseys and other MyPLAYER apparel
  • Championship Ring
  • Shaq’s Jersey Collection

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