NBA 2K18 release date announced, Legend Editions detailed NBA 2K18 release date announced, Legend Editions detailed
2K's award winning NBA 2K franchise will return ahead of the 2018 NBA season, and the basketball's greatest ever centre will grace the game's... NBA 2K18 release date announced, Legend Editions detailed

2K’s award winning NBA 2K franchise will return ahead of the 2018 NBA season, and basketball’s greatest ever centre will grace the game’s cover.

NBA 2K18‘s release date was announced alongside a hilarious trailer, in which Hall of Famer Shaquille O’ Neal gives a press conference about being chosen as this year’s legend cover athlete, only for former LA Lakers teammate Kobe Bryant to jump in and edit the teleprompter. Watch it below.

The game is set to launch on September 19 on Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC and PlayStation 4, and, as is always the case, will come in three seperate editions. Check them out below.

Standard Edition: 

  • 500 VC
  • 10 weekly MyTeam Packs (with Team 2K card)
  • MyPlayer apparel

 Legend Edition ($99.99):

  •  100,000 VC
  •  20 MyTEAM Packs to build your perfect fantasy team, delivered one a week, featuring a guaranteed Shaq card, one random Team 2K Free Agent card, and more!
  •  Shaq Attaq shoes
  •  Rookie Shaq jersey
  •  Shaq Official Logo shirt
  •  Shaq “nickname” jersey
  •  Shaq Championship ringPhysical items:
  • Poster
  •  5 Panini cards (out of 10 possible)
  •  Shaq MyTEAM Stickers
 Legend Edition Gold ($149.99):
  • 250,000 VC
  •  40 MyTEAM Packs to build your perfect fantasy team (delivered one a week). Featuring a guaranteed Shaq card, one random Team 2K Free Agent card, and more!
  •  Shaq Attaq shoes
  •  Rookie Shaq jersey
  •  Shaq Official Logo shirt
  •  Shaq “nickname” jersey
  •  Shaq Championship ring
  •  Mitchell & Ness Shaq jersey collection – 5 in total
  •  Additional MyPLAYER apparel itemsPhysical items:
  •  Poster
  •  All 10 Panini Cards
  •  Shaq MyTEAM Stickers
  •  Lenticular

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  • Barters81

    May 9, 2017 #1 Author

    Is the game actually any different from the 17 version? As much as I love me some NBA2K, I need a reason to buy it each year.

    Last year was because the previous year’s career mode was crap. Last year’s with Pres was good.

    • Master Fenix

      May 9, 2017 #2 Author

      They tend to make fairly significant changes year on year. Not much in the way of “additions” but they tweak quite a bit. Last year’s MyGM was amazing and probably the best in the franchise. I’ve fallen out of love with My Career tbh.

      • Barters81

        May 10, 2017 #3 Author

        My Career is great until you get about 3 seasons in…….then it’s all the same and you wonder why you’ve ground away for so long for it.

        I had a good crack at the MyGM last year. Always seemed strange though that I had a guy who was early 20’s with an afro as a manager.

        I’ll get it as always…….can’t not.