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‘The Big Aristotle’ Shaquille O’Neal Booms Back to the Court in NBA 2K18 Legend Edition

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Newly enshrined NBA Hall of Famer, dominant basketball icon and ultimate basketball big man honored on special game cover; fans to receive exclusive memorabilia and in-game content

2K today announced that NBA 2K will feature Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal on the cover of the NBA 2K18 Legend Edition. This special edition of the top-rated NBA video game simulation series for the last 16 years* gives the court to the big man who needs no introduction, “The Diesel…The Big Aristotle…Superman…Shaq Daddy…” with special Shaq-themed memorabilia and content, extending his legacy as the most dominant center in NBA history.

“I want to thank NBA 2K for their continuous support of my basketball and broadcast career,” said O’Neal, whose Hall of Fame enshrinement late last year celebrates a storied 19-year career. “I’m excited to be on the cover of the NBA 2K18 Legend Edition and I hope my fans have a blast playing it up big man style and re-creating my most legendary in-game moments!”

Gamers who pre-order the NBA 2K18 Legend Edition at participating retailers and on digital platforms will receive special Shaq memorabilia and in-game content.

Physical Items: – not included in digital version:

  • Limited-edition Shaq poster;
  • 5 Panini trading cards;
  • Exclusive stickers.

Digital Content:

  • 100,000 Virtual Currency;
  • 20 Weekly MyTEAM Packs;
  • Shaq in-game items;
  • And more!

Gamers who pre-order the NBA 2K18 Legend Edition Gold on digital platforms will receive even more exclusive Shaq memorabilia and in-game content, including:

Physical Items:– not included in digital version

  • Limited-edition Shaq Poster;
  • Lenticular;
  • 10 Panini trading cards;
  • Exclusive stickers.

Digital Content:

  • 250,000 Virtual Currency;
  • 40 Weekly MyTEAM Packs;
  • Shaq in-game items;
  • And more!

O’Neal’s Legend Edition appearance on NBA 2K18 marks the third NBA 2K cover appearance for the 15-time NBA All-Star and 14-time All-NBA selection. O’Neal, who played 19 NBA seasons, was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2016.

The NBA 2K18 Legend Edition will be available in both digital and physical formats, while Legend Edition Gold will be available in digital formats only, on PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One. The NBA 2K18 Legend Edition physical edition is available exclusively at GAME.

Developed by Visual Concepts, NBA 2K18 is not yet rated by PEGI. NBA 2K18 will be available for PlayStation®4 system and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox One and Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, and Windows PC platforms on September 15, 2017.

Fans can pre-order NBA 2K18 at participating retailers and online vendors, ensuring they receive their copy and in-game bonuses on September 15, 2017.

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

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