NBA 2K17 ‘Legend Edition’ Release Date in September; Kobe Bryant-Dedicated Game Includes Posters, Themed Items & More

Kobe Bryant #MambaDay has been trending all week long with the legendary three-time leading scorer playing his last basketball game against Utah Jazz in Los Angeles. The latest update confirms Lakers’ victory over Jazz but Bryant has more good news coming in for him.

As per the Polygon reports, 2K Sports confirms the release of NBA 2K17 Legend Edition which will feature “special Kobe-themed memorabilia and digital content extending his legacy for fans beyond his final NBA game tonight.”

The game will be priced at $105 (US $79.99) and Amazon Prime members can pre-order it for $83.55 (US $63.99).

“It’s a great honor to partner with 2K on the NBA 2K17 Legend Edition,” Bryant said in a statement. “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.”

Kobe also featured in the NBA 2K10 cover art.

According to the Gamespot reports, “The cover star will be announced during the NBA 2K16 Road to the Finals professional gaming tournament in June. The game launches in September for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC in September.”

Here are some details related to the upcoming game.

Physical Items:

  • Limited-edition Kobe poster;
  • Two Kobe Panini trading 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.

Sources note that the Legend Edition will be available in digital and physical formats, but “digital buyers will only receive the digital content.”

#MambaDay ends today but we shall leave you with some excerpts from his final game. His 60-stunning points in the 101-96 victory will remain forever. “Man!” he exclaims. “I can’t believe how fast 20 years went by. This is crazy. This is absolutely crazy.

“We’ve been through our ups and we’ve been through our downs. I think the most important part is that we stayed together throughout.”

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