2K was excited to announce that Indiana Pacers All-Star shooting guard, Paul George, will be the cover athlete of NBA 2K17, which is set to arrive on September 20, 2017.
“I have been playing NBA 2K as long as I can remember, and to be honored as cover athlete of NBA 2K17 is a blessing and vote of confidence that my hard work on and off the court has paid off,” said Paul George, who also led his team to a 2015-2016 NBA playoff berth. “I’m excited to partner with 2K and hope to help take the franchise to the next level”.
George has an extensive history with 2K, having previously served as MyNBA2K16’s cover star as well as guest commentator at the NBA 2K16 Road to the Finals $250,000 championship that occurred on June 1. In continuation of his global partnership with 2K, he will also be serving as the cover athlete for NBA 2K Online in China.
Alfie Brody, vice president of marketing for NBA 2K, stated, “Each year the NBA 2K franchise continues to grow, but our focus has always been about creating an experience that resonates with our most passionate fans. Paul is a natural fit for the cover and a true embodiment of what we represent and bring to the table for gamers and basketball fans alike.”
In celebration, they also revealed the return of NBA 2K Early Tip-Off Weekend, thus putting the full game into the fans’ hands four days ahead of the scheduled launch date of September 20, 2016. Those who pre-order the title can receive it on September 16, 2016, along with the following digital content:
- 5000 Virtual Currency;
- MyTEAM Bundle (includes 3 packs with guaranteed Paul George Free Agent card);
- And, more to be revealed at a future date.
The Standard Edition will be available in digital and physical formats on PlayStation 3, 4, Xbox 360, One, and PC for $59.99. They had also previously announced that the NBA 2K17 Kobe Bryant Legend Edition will be available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One for $79.99, and have also unveiled the NBA 2K17 Kobe Bryant Legend Edition GOLD for $99.99, which includes the following:
- 70,000 additional Virtual Currency (100,000 total);
- 2 Additional MyTEAM packs (with guaranteed MJ Free Agent card);
- Nike Kobe shoe collection;
- Special Kobe lenticular cover insert.
Will you be picking up any version?