NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--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.
2K is a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO).
About Take-Two Interactive Software
Headquartered in New York City, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is a leading developer, publisher and marketer of interactive entertainment for consumers around the globe. The Company develops and publishes products principally through its two wholly-owned labels Rockstar Games and 2K. Our products are designed for console systems and personal computers, including smartphones and tablets, and are delivered through physical retail, digital download, online platforms and cloud streaming services. The Company’s common stock is publicly traded on NASDAQ under the symbol TTWO. For more corporate and product information please visit our website at http://www.take2games.com.
Founded in 2005, 2K develops and publishes interactive entertainment globally for console systems, handheld gaming systems and personal computers, including smartphones and tablets, which are delivered through physical retail, digital download, online platforms and cloud streaming services. 2K publishes titles in today’s most popular gaming genres, including shooters, action, role-playing, strategy, sports, casual, and family entertainment. The 2K label has some of the most talented development studios in the world today, including Firaxis Games, Visual Concepts, Hangar 13, and Cat Daddy Games. 2K’s stable of high quality titles includes the critically acclaimed BioShock®, Borderlands™, and XCOM® franchises, the beloved Sid Meier’s Civilization series, the innovative Evolve™, the popular WWE 2K franchise and NBA 2K, the #1 rated and #1 selling basketball franchise*. 2K is headquartered in Novato, California and is a wholly owned label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO). For more information, please visit www.2k.com.
*According to 2008 - 2017 Metacritic.com and The NPD Group estimates of U.S. retail video game sales through May 2017.
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