While anticipation builds on about the upcoming installment of 2K’s upcoming basketball simulation game, the publisher has finally let fans in on some very important information regarding its Standard Edition. To recall, we already know that decorated basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal will be the star to feature on the cover of both the Legend Edition and the Legend Gold Edition, but no word was said at the time about the Standard Edition. Now, thanks to 2K, we know that the star to feature on the cover of the Standard Edition will be none other than Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving
This is what 2K officials had to say in a press release provided to Brian Mazique: “It’s obvious that Kyrie isn’t disappearing from the spotlight anytime soon, so we’re thrilled to have him as our cover athlete, alongside Shaq for the NBA 2K18 Legend Edition.” Irving shares his honor with the likes of Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Kevin Durant, and many others who were cover stars before him.
NBA 2K18 is set for release on September 19, 2017. The Standard Edition will retail for $59.99, while the Legend Edition and the Legend Gold Edition will set buyers back by $99.99 and $149.99 respectively. Like the Legend Edition, there will be a chance for buyers to get early access for the Standard Edition as well. All fans really have to do is to pre-order the game, and they will be rewarded with a number of in-game goodies like Virtual Currency and much more. NBA 2K18 will be playable across the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Windows PC, and Nintendo Switch.