06:59 AM - May 8, 2017 by Steve_OS
NBA 2K18 will feature Shaquille O'Neal on the cover of the legend edition, marking his third appearance on an NBA 2K cover.
You can also watch the ad featuring Shaq, as he makes the announcement. Kobe Bryant is also in the ad.
Gamers who pre-order the NBA 2K18 Legend Edition will receive special Shaq memorabilia, in-game content, and Early Tip-Off Access beginning September 15, 2017; check out what's included in each edition below.
NBA 2K18 Legend Edition - $99.99
- 100,000 VC
- 20 Weekly MyTEAM Packs (with guaranteed Shaq and Team 2K cards)
- Shaq Attaq Shoes
- Shaq Jerseys & Apparel
- Championship Ring
- Shaq MyTEAM Stickers
- 5 Shaq Trading Cards
- Shaq Poster
- All Legend Edition Content
- Additional 150,0000 VC (250,000 total)
- 20 Additional Weekly MyTEAM packs (40 total with guaranteed Shaq and Team 2K card)
- Shaq's Jersey Collection
- 5 Additional Shaq Trading Cards
- Lenticular Cover
- 5000 VC
- 10 Weekly MyTEAM Packs (With Team 2K card)
- MyPlayer Apparel
‘The Big Aristotle’ Shaquille O’Neal Booms Back to the Court in NBA® 2K18 Legend Edition
Newly enshrined NBA Hall of Famer, dominant basketball icon and ultimate basketball big man honored on special game cover; fans to receive exclusive memorabilia and in-game content
2K today announced that NBA 2K will feature Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal on the cover of the NBA 2K18 Legend Edition. This special edition of the top-rated NBA video game simulation series for the last 16 years* gives the court to the big man who needs no introduction, “The Diesel…The Big Aristotle…Superman…Shaq Daddy…” with special Shaq-themed memorabilia and content, extending his legacy as the most dominant center in NBA history.
O’Neal’s Legend Edition appearance on NBA 2K18 marks the third NBA 2K cover appearance for the 15-time NBA All-Star and 14-time All-NBA selection. O'Neal, who played 19 NBA seasons, was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2016.
The NBA 2K18 Legend Edition and Legend Edition Gold will be available in both digital and physical formats for $99.99 and $149.99, respectively, on PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, and Xbox One. NBA 2K18 Legend Edition and Legend Edition Gold will be available in physical format on Nintendo Switch. The NBA 2K18 Legend Edition Gold physical edition is available exclusively at GameStop.
Developed by Visual Concepts, NBA 2K18 is not yet rated by the ESRB. NBA 2K18 will be available for PlayStation®4 system and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox One and Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, and Windows PC platforms on September 19, 2017.
Fans can pre-order NBA 2K18 at participating North American retail and online vendors, ensuring they receive their copy and in-game bonuses four days early beginning on September 15, 2017.