NBA 2K18 Releases on September 19, Shaq Is the Legend Edition Cover Athlete

NBA 2K18 is releasing on September 15 in Europe and September 19 in North America for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, and PC, 2K announced today. Those in North America who pre-order NBA 2K18 will receive early access on September 15.

Here’s what to expect from the Legend Edition and Legend Edition Gold in North America, which feature Shaquille O’Neal on the cover:

NBA 2K18 Legend Edition (PS4, Xbox One, Switch – $99.99 USD)

Physical Items

  • Limited-edition Shaq poster
  • 5 Panini trading cards
  • Exclusive stickers.

Digital Content

  • 100,000 Virtual Currency
  • 20 Weekly MyTEAM Packs
  • Shaq in-game items
  • And more!

NBA 2K18 Legend Edition Gold (PS4, Xbox One, Switch) – $149.99 USD

Physical Items

  • Limited-edition Shaq Poster
  • Lenticular
  • 10 Panini trading cards
  • Exclusive stickers

Digital Content

  • 250,000 Virtual Currency
  • 40 Weekly MyTEAM Packs
  • Shaq in-game items
  • And more!

Both editions will be available physically and digitally on the listed platforms, but if you want the Legend Edition Gold physical edition, it’s exclusive to GameStop. Those in Europe can learn about the Legend Editions over here.

As for the standard edition, the pre-order page says it also includes 5,000 VC, 10 weekly MyTeam packs, and MyPlayer apparel.

Shaq said:

I want to thank NBA 2K for their continuous support of my basketball and broadcast career. I’m excited to be on the cover of the NBA 2K18 Legend Edition and I hope my fans have a blast playing it up big man style and re-creating my most legendary in-game moments!

The cover athlete for the NBA 2K18 standard edition hasn’t been announced yet.

[Source: PlayStation Blog, NBA 2K]