I'm really not sure how it's taken this long to get the world's best basketball player onto the cover of the world's best basketball game series, but the time has come. King James will grace the front cover of NBA 2K14.
2K Sports also announced the King James Bonus Pack, which will offer the following exclusive content to those who pre-order the game:
- 10,000 Virtual Currency to get a jump start on the competition;
- Extra content for the new Path to Greatness mode;
- LeBron James unlocked in Blacktop Mode;
- The all-new LeBron James Signature Skill available for your MyPlayer.
“My friends, family, and fans all know how much I love NBA 2K. I remember, as a kid, getting so excited for the game to come out and see who was on the cover and it's amazing to be a part of this great tradition,” said James.
"I love partnerships and opportunities that connect me directly with fans. I know from my own experience and now watching my own kids, NBA 2K is among the coolest and purest ways for fans to connect to the NBA. I love being a part of it.”
It really does connect you to the NBA. I've been playing NBA 2K13 religiously for the past eight months and I can't seem to stop. I researched the game, I downloaded all of the apps and subscribed to NBA Game Time. I'm now obsessed.
As a guy who has to play a shit-ton of games, it's a bit annoying when one won't let you go. WHY NBA2K13? WHY CAN'T I STOP PLAYING YOU?!?!
— Matt Gardner (@FuzzyPixels) June 6, 2013
It's all your fault 2K, I hope you're happy.
The game will release on Xbox 360 and PS3 on October 1st in the US, and October 4th internationally, coming to Xbox One and PS4 "later this year".