Kobe Bryant scores the NBA 2K17 Legend Edition cover

nba-2k17-KobeIf you’re sad to see Kobe Bryant retire… then at least you can take solace in the fact that his career will live on in NBA 2K17 forever (more or less).

Those who are super fans can pick up the newly announced NBA 2K17 Legend Edition, which features the other Mr. Bryant on the cover, and also includes some memorabilia and digital content, including a poster and a digital pair of Nike Kobe XI shoes — among other goodies.

Check out the Legends Live On trailer for the dramatic Kobe send off.

NBA 2K17 – Legends Live On:

See the announcement below, and pre-order the NBA 2K17 Legend Edition at Amazon, right here.

2K today announced that NBA 2K will celebrate the renowned basketball legacy of the Los Angeles Lakers? Kobe Bryant by featuring the 18-time NBA All-Star on the cover of the NBA 2K17 Legend Edition. This special edition of the top-rated NBA video game simulation series for the last 15 years* will highlight Bryant?s career with special Kobe-themed memorabilia and digital content extending his legacy for fans beyond his final NBA game tonight.

?It?s a great honor to partner with 2K on the NBA 2K17 Legend Edition,? said Kobe Bryant, whose retirement tonight marks a storied 20-year career. ?As I walk off the NBA court for the final time, it?s exciting to know my fans can continue to celebrate my lifelong career as a Los Angeles Laker.?

Gamers that pre-order the NBA 2K17 Legend Edition will receive special Kobe memorabilia and in-game digital content, including:

Physical Items:

  • Limited-edition Kobe poster;
  • Two Kobe Panini trading cards;
  • Black Mamba game controller skin.

Digital Content:

  • 30,000 Virtual Currency;
  • MyTEAM Bundle + (including 3 packs with guaranteed Kobe Free Agent card);
  • Nike Kobe XI shoes;
  • Kobe #8 Mitchell and Ness jersey;
  • Kobe hoodie;
  • And, more!

Bryant?s Legend Edition cover marks the second NBA 2K appearance for the 15-time member of the All-NBA Team, and 12-time member of the All-Defensive team. In addition, he has led the NBA in scoring twice, and ranks third on both the league’s all-time regular season scoring and all-time postseason scoring lists.

2K will debut the cover star for the standard edition of NBA 2K17 during the NBA 2K16 Road to the Finals $250,000 championship event this June.

The NBA 2K17 Legend Edition will be available in both digital and physical formats for $79.99 on PlayStation?4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One. The NBA 2K17 standard edition will be available in digital and physical formats for $59.99 on PlayStation 4 system and PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system, Xbox One and Xbox 360; and Windows PC platforms in September 2016.

Fans can pre-order NBA 2K17 at participating North American retail and online vendors, ensuring they receive their copy and in-game bonuses on the game?s September release date.