Debuts from the Six – DeMar DeRozan Reps the North with First-Ever NBA® 2K Canadian Cover

“Heir Canada” Selected as Canadian Cover Star of NBA 2K18

2K today revealed its first Canadian cover for NBA® 2K18, the next iteration of the top-rated and top-selling NBA video game simulation series of the past 16 years available on September 19, 2017, featuring the Toronto Raptors' shooting guard DeMar DeRozan.

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NEW YORK--()--2K today revealed its first Canadian cover for NBA® 2K18, the next iteration of the top-rated and top-selling NBA video game simulation series of the past 16 years* available on September 19, 2017, featuring the Toronto Raptors’ shooting guard DeMar DeRozan. The selection of DeRozan also marks his first NBA 2K cover honor, coming off of a dominant season with the Raptors where he led the team to the NBA Playoffs for the fourth consecutive year.

“It’s a huge honor to be recognized on the first-ever Canadian cover for NBA 2K and represent the Raptors after eight years with the team,” said DeMar DeRozan, who finished the ’16-’17 season with a career-high 2,020 points. “The fans up here are super passionate about basketball, so it’s cool to help introduce a cover that’s just for them.”

Since being drafted to the Toronto Raptors in 2009, DeMar has been a crucial player for the team, giving repeat power performances and becoming Toronto’s career scoring leader with 11,456 points by the end of the previous NBA season. His other accolades include being named an NBA All-Star three times and playing in both the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics.

“Canada has always shown tremendous passion for the NBA 2K franchise, so we couldn’t be happier to celebrate this by partnering with one of the NBA elite in DeMar DeRozan to create a NBA® 2K18 cover that’s uniquely Canadian,” said Alfie Brody, Vice President of Marketing for NBA 2K.

Fans who pre-order NBA 2K18 at participating Canadian retail and online vendors receive Early Tip-Off Access, ensuring they receive their copy and in-game bonuses four days early beginning on Sept. 15.

The NBA 2K18 Standard includes in-game content, including:

  • 5,000 Virtual Currency;
  • 10 Weekly MyTEAM Packs;
  • Kyrie Irving Outfit Pack;
  • And more!

The NBA 2K18 Standard Edition will be available for $79.99 for PlayStation®4 system and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox One and Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, and Windows PC platforms on Sept.19.

As previously announced, Shaquille O’Neal will be celebrated with the NBA 2K18 Legend Edition and Legend Gold, both available for $129.99 and $199.99, respectively, on PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One.

Follow @NBA2K on social media for the latest NBA 2K18 news.

*According to 2000 - 2017 Metacritic.com and Gamerankings.com.

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Contacts

2K
Ryan Peters, 415-507-7607
ryan.peters@2k.com
or
Access Brand Communications for 2K
Kim Taylor, 415-844-6289
kimt@accesstheagency.com
or
Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
Alan Lewis, 646-536-2983
Corporate Press
alan.lewis@take2games.com

Contacts

2K
Ryan Peters, 415-507-7607
ryan.peters@2k.com
or
Access Brand Communications for 2K
Kim Taylor, 415-844-6289
kimt@accesstheagency.com
or
Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
Alan Lewis, 646-536-2983
Corporate Press
alan.lewis@take2games.com