2K Sports just announced that they’re giving fans a triple dose of legend with NBA 2K12. These are the best box art designs I’ve ever seen on any sports game … they’re the greatest! I’m really impressed and no doubt the gameplay will be just as awesome. Here’s more from the press release boys and girls.
NBA 2K12 will offer three separate covers featuring three of the NBA’s greatest legends of all time, Michael Jordan, Larry Bird and Magic Johnson.
The new stylized NBA 2K12 covers are a unique, one-time departure from the traditional 2K Sports brand artwork, and will spotlight each legendary athlete on his famous team: the Chicago Bulls, Boston Celtics, and Los Angeles Lakers. The covers featuring Bird and Johnson will be available at launch in a limited quantity.
“Bringing Michael Jordan to the virtual hardwood last year was a huge success for NBA 2K11; however, we didn’t want to stop there,” said Jason Argent, vice president of marketing for 2K Sports. “We’re bringing ‘His Airness’ back to the NBA 2K franchise as part of a multi-year extended partnership, along with two other legendary icons – Larry Bird and Magic Johnson – for a special cover athlete collection representing the NBA’s greatest heroes.”
The cover artwork for NBA 2K12 was created by Adam Larson of Adam&Co. NBA 2K12 can now be pre-ordered from leading video game retailers nationwide, and will be available on October 4, 2011, for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360, Wii™ system, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system and Windows PC.