The ballots have been cast, a hush falls over the crowd, as 2K Sports announced today that LeBron James will become the new cover star for NBA 2K14
Before we continue, let's usher in "King James" with a brief welcome trailer.
Even during the NBA Championships, and coming off of a recent loss, the 2013 NBA MVP had this to say in regards to being chosen as the new cover star:
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. 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.
In this next trailer, former NBA point-guard for the Chicago Bulls and NBA Champion, Steve Kerr, investigates how "The Reign Begins".
Along with this recent announcement came the news of the "King James Bonus Pack" as a pre-order for the upcoming title. Here is what is included:
· 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.
Jason Argent, SVP of Sports Operations at 2K Sports added:
Widely regarded as the best player today, LeBron James is the perfect choice for NBA 2K14, the biggest and best game in our NBA 2K franchise history. NBA 2K set the benchmark for sports gaming on the current-generation of consoles, and NBA 2K14 will continue that legacy on next-generation consoles. With two unique experiences that distinctly maximize the power of current and next-generation consoles, NBA 2K14 is basketball how and where our millions of fans want to play it.NBA 2K14
will release on October 1st in North America and on October 4th in Europe.