NBA 2K18 Scores Release Date, Three Launch Editions

The 2016-2017 NBA season may be starting to wind down, but that doesn’t mean fans can’t already start to look forward to this year’s season, and with it, the arrival of NBA 2K18.

2K Sports is hoping to capitalize on that with today’s announcement of the release date, cover athlete, and multiple launch editions for the popular basketball title. Three-time NBA Finals MVP Shaquille O’Neal will once again be returning to the cover of NBA 2K for the first time in over a decade. O’Neal, in addition to his likely return as a pre-game broadcaster for 2K18, will appear in his Heat uniform for the standard edition, and his more recognizable Lakers uniform for the Legend and Legend Gold Editions. The NBA 2K18 Legend Edition will include 100,000 VC, twenty MyTeam card packs, plus a physical Shaq poster and five Panini trading cards and stickers, while the Gold Edition will come with 150,000 additional VC, twenty more card packs, and five extra trading cards.

Check out the tongue-in-cheek announcement video below, which reveals that all three editions of NBA 2K18 will release on September 18 for PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch, Xbox 360 and PS3.