During game one of the NBA Finals last night, viewers got a taste of who is going to be on the cover of the next 2K Sports NBA game. A rather vague commercial led to speculation of who it could be, but by the end good ol’ LeBron James popped his head out and revealed himself as being the next cover athlete.
With the announcement comes no speculation on what the pre-order bonus will be because it has already been announced. Pre-ordering the game will give users the “King James Bonus Pack.” The bonus pack will include in-game extras.
Fine print shows the bonus pack only being available for the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360, but who knows if it will be released later on for next-gen consoles.
With the release of the Xbox One and the Playstation 4 seemingly around the corner, NBA 2K14 will be released for both systems on their respective launch days, according to a Forbes conference call with Jason Argent, the 2K Sports senior vice president of operations.
Argent said LeBron has been “actively involved” in the development of the next NBA game and has offered opinions on what he finds should be changed in the game.
For the first time in three years, 2K will have a competitor for a professional basketball game when Electronic Arts’ NBA Live series makes its return. James being on the cover helps 2K because of his current popularity and even more with his recent MVP trophy win and his presence in the NBA Finals, his name will be everywhere (NBA-related).
The game will be released on October 1, initially for the Xbox 360 and PS3. Argent said 2K will not be releasing a Wii U version of the game. Catch NBA 2K14 at E3 in Los Angeles next week.
Jeez, the newest NBA Live 14 for xbox should be awesome, I can’t wait to try it! What are the preorder bonuses?
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