NBA 2K17: Legend Edition will feature Kobe Bryant on the cover

Kobe Bryant will suit up for his final NBA game tonight, and 2K Games has decided to honor the legendary basketball player as the cover athlete of the NBA 2K17: Legend Edition.

NBA 2K17’s Legend Edition is a special bundle that’ll be available this September for the PS4 and Xbox One for $79.99. Prospective purchasers will receive a boxful of bonus items (a Limited Edition Kobe Poster, Two Kobe Panini Trading Cards, and a “Black Mamba” Game Controller Skin), along with various bits of in-game content (30,000 Virtual Currency, MyTeam Bundle+ with a Kobe Limited-Use Card, Nike Kobe 11 Retirement Shoes, Kobe #8 Mitchell and Ness Jersey, Kobe Hoodie, and more).

According to 2K, Kobe is part of an elite (and tiny) fraternity of players to appear in every game in the NBA 2K franchise. So as another tribute, developer Visual Concepts put together a special video showing the evolution of Kobe’s video game alter ego through the years. It’s been embedded after the break.

The cover athlete for the standard edition of NBA 2K17, which is also in development for the PC, PS3, and Xbox 360, will be announced this June.

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