NBA 2k18 Legend Editions and Shaq on Cover

Well fans of the 2K series do not have to look any further to find out when the next installment will be dropped. It appears September 19th will be the day the game is officially released alongside some info on what to expect in the legend edition as well.

Shaquille “Shaq” O’Neill will also be making appearing on the cover of 2K18’s legend edition, marking his third overall time in the series. There are two alternate artworks to the legend edition, with the regular legend edition featuring Shaq in a straightforward design, representing his time with the Miami Heat. (Image seen below.)

NBA 2K18 Legend Edition Shaq Cover Image

NBA 2K18 Legend Edition Shaq Cover Image

The gold legend edition is much more vibrant than its counterpart, showing Shaq stunting his iconic “34” for the L.A. Lakers.

NBA 2K18 Legend Gold Edition Shaq Cover

NBA 2K18 Legend Gold Edition Shaq Cover

Also released is information regarding certain features each version of the legend edition will contain, as well as the standard copy as a pre-order bonus.

In the regular legend edition, players will receive the following:

  • 100,000 VC (Virtual Currency) as digital content
  • 20 Weekly MyTEAM packs including at least 1 random 2K free agent and a Shaq card
  • Shaquille O’ Neill rookie jersey as digital content
  • Shaquille O’Neill Attaq (Shaq Attaq) shoes as digital content
  • Shaquille O’ Neill official logo shirt as digital content
  • Shaquille O’ Neill “Shaq” nickname jersey as digital content
  • Shaquille O’ Neill championship ring as digital content
  • Shaq Limited edition poster (physical copy)
  • 5 NBA Panini cards
  • Limited edition Shaq “MyTeam” stickers

In the gold legend edition, players will receive the following:

  • 250,000 VC (Virtual Currency) as digital content
  • 40 Weekly MyTEAM packs including at least 1 random 2K free agent and a Shaq card
  • Shaquille O’ Neill rookie jersey as digital content
  • Shaquille O’Neill Attaq (Shaq Attaq) shoes as digital content
  • Shaquille O’ Neill official logo shirt as digital content
  • Shaquille O’ Neill “Shaq” nickname jersey as digital content
  • Shaquille O’ Neill championship ring as digital content
  • 5 Mitchell & Ness “Shaq” jersey collection as digital content
  • MyPLAYER apparel content as digital content
  • Shaq Limited edition poster (physical copy)
  • 10 NBA Panini cards
  • Limited edition Shaq “MyTeam” stickers
  • Lenticular
NBA 2k18 Editions Cover

NBA 2k18 Editions Cover

The standard pre-order bonus comes still with some nifty items, as you get 5,000 VC, 10 MyTeam packs, and MyPlayer apparel. However, to get any of the Shaq exclusives, you have to order a “legend” edition of the game. In terms of last year’s pre-order bonuses, it seems that this year, there is a lot more digital content to go around.

As for the subject of gameplay, we’ll have to let father time play this out as we get more information. I’m sure E3 will give us some more insight on what to expect in the latest installment of 2K. However, we do know that features such as MyCareer. NBA 2K18 will release for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

 

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