Set to hit stores and online markets in September of 2016, the video game NBA 2K17 is more action-packed and innovative than ever before. Designed for Microsoft Windows and popular consoles such as PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 as well as Xbox 360, NBA 2K17 is loaded with game play options and deluxe purchasing availability.
In respect to the cover art, the regular edition of NBA 2K17 will feature Paul George of the Indiana Pacers with the recently retired Kobe Bryant taking centerstage on the “Legend Edition”. When it comes to international flavor, Danilo Gallinari will grace the cover of the game in Italy while Pau Gasol will be featured in Spain. Both active players in the NBA, Gallinari plays for the Denver Nuggets while Gasol was recently acquired by the San Antonio Spurs.
Although NBA 2K17 is very similar to its 2016 predecessor, the new edition does comes with some improvements and positive changes. In addition to game menus being modified, 2K17 will feature noticeable improvements in terms of the MyGM and MyLeague modes. Whereas MyGM focuses on developing and maintaining an NBA organization, MyLeague will allow users to explore a wide variety of customization options. In terms of game changes, the new features on both game modes will focus on league expansion to the highest degree. The ability to create an expansion team while creating jersey looks, logos, and even player selection via the expansion draft makes this feature quite similar to the real-life events that occur during the actual NBA expansion process.
As far as team selections are concerned, in addition to the notable current NBA teams, 2K17 will allow users to compete with the 2016 USA Olympic team, the Australian national team as well as the celebrated 1992 United States Olympic team that has been touted by many as the greatest sports team ever assembled. Rounding out the mix are 21 EuroLeague teams that are also represented.
Returning to the aforementioned “Legend Edition” that will feature Kobe Bryant on the cover, this particular edition of 2K17 is packed with extras including physical and deluxe content. Those who purchase the “Legend Edition” will receive a limited-edition Bryant poster, a Black Mamba game controller skin, and two high quality Panini trading cards. In terms of digital content, “Legend Edition” fans will receive 30,000 in virtual currency, a MyTeam bundle featuring a guaranteed Kobe Bryant free agent card, Bryant’s 2K Kobe XI shoe, a #8 Mitchell & Ness jersey, and a sporty Bryant hoodie.
Retailing between $70.00 and $100.00 depending on the retailer and the edition, if you are a fan of the NBA and NBA gaming then 2K17 will likely meet your expectations in potentially grand fashion.