Published on April 14th, 2016 | by admin

Kobe Bryant’s Legacy Lives On in NBA® 2K17 Legend Edition

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

Sydney, Australia – April 14, 20162K today 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 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:

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.


2K will debut the cover star for the standard edition of NBA 2K17 during the NBA 2K16 Road to the Finals $250,000 championship event this June.


The NBA 2K17 Legend Edition will be available in both digital and physical formats for AUD$119.95/NZD$129.95 on PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One. The NBA 2K17 standard edition will be available in digital and physical formats for AUD$99.95/NZD$109.95 on PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One. NBA 2K17 standard edition will also be available for PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360 for AUD$79.95/ NZD$89.95 in September 2016.


Fans can pre-order NBA 2K17 at participating Australian retail and online vendors, ensuring they receive their copy and in-game bonuses on the game’s September release date.


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

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