With Kobe Bryant’s last NBA game looming, 2K Sports has wasted no time in announcing a special Legend Edition of NBA 2K17, featuring Kobe on the cover. The game is already available to pre-order, with the Legend Edition offering the following bonuses:
- Limited edition Kobe poster
- Black Mamba controller skin
- 2 Panini Kobe trading cards
- 30,000 Virtual Currency
- MyTEAM Bundle+ (including 3 packs with guaranteed Kobe Free Agent card)
- 2K Kobe XI shoe
- Kobe #8 Mitchell & Ness Jersey
- Kobe hoodie
- And more to come!
It remains to be seen whether this means Visual Concepts has an exclusive deal with Kobe Bryant moving forward; if so, that means he won’t be able to appear in NBA Live 17 as a Legend in Ultimate Team. Of course, he’s obviously going to be available in MyTEAM in NBA 2K17.
A new “Legends Live On” trailer has also been released which you check out below, along with a full size image of the Legend Edition cover. Interestingly, the trailer also features Kyrie Irving, and Paul George in uniform, perhaps hinting that one or both of them will also be cover players this year. Unsurprisingly, there’s no gameplay footage, as it’s far too early for those kinds of teasers. We probably won’t be getting much in the way of preview media or information on the game itself for a little while yet, but as soon as details began to emerge, we’ll be sure to post them.
In the meantime, what do you think of the announcement? Will you be pre-ordering NBA 2K17 this early, or will you pass on the Legend Edition altogether? Have your say in the comments section below, and join in the discussion here in the NLSC Forum.
NBA 2K17 “Legends Live On” Trailer
Watch it here on YouTube if you can’t see the embedded video.