2K announced that NBA 2K16 will feature the legendary basketball player Michael Jordan on the cover of this year’s Special Edition. The next iteration of the NBA video game simulation series will celebrate Jordan’s Hall of Fame legacy and give fans even more options to customize their in-game experience. Jordan’s appearance on this year’s Special Edition marks the third NBA 2K cover appearance for the 14-time NBA All-Star, six-time NBA World Champion, five-time NBA Most Valuable Player and NBA Hall of Fame inductee.
Gamers that pre-order the Special Edition will receive NBA 2K16 on Friday, September 25, four days before the standard launch, along with memorabilia and other in-game content, including:
- Jordan NBA 2K16 Poster
- Jordan Fathead Wall Cling
- Digital Jordan shoes for your MyPLAYER
- Digital Jordan T-shirt for your MyPLAYER
- Digital Jordan jersey for your MyPLAYER
- 30,000 Virtual Currency
- MyTEAM VIP+
- 3 Emerald Packs AND a new Special Edition Exclusive Moments Card
“I’m excited about this year’s NBA 2K’s Special Edition,” said Michael Jordan. “NBA 2K16 allows gamers young and old to not only experience and re-create some of my greatest moments on the basketball court but also customize their players with Jordan shoes and apparel.”
2K previously announced that three of the NBA’s top superstars will be making their cover debuts on the standard edition of the game: Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry, Houston Rockets’ James Harden and New Orleans Pelicans’ Anthony Davis. The game will also highlight an all-new MyCAREER mode that was written and directed by acclaimed filmmaker Spike Lee.
Developed by Visual Concepts, NBA 2K16 will be available for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One on September 29, 2015. The NBA 2K16 Michael Jordan Special Edition will be available in both digital and physical formats for PS4 and Xbox One exclusively in the UK at participating GAME stores, and exclusively in Ireland at GameStop at participating stores.