This year, the competition between the two leading basketball game franchises is really heating up. EA is trying to improve upon last year by putting a new physics system and offensive tweaks in NBA Live 16, while NBA 2K16 is putting some serious investment into its story mode by having hired Hollywood filmmaker Spike Lee.
But NBA 2K16 is going to need more than some Oscar-nominated talent and endorsements from Steph Curry and James Harden to shift units; 2K will need to prove that their game is the best choice for basketball fans. So, to really appeal to core NBA fans, the NBA 2K16 Special Edition with Michael Jordan has been announced, celebrating Jordan’s impressive Hall of Fame legacy.
NBA 2K16 Special Edition – Michael Jordan
2K explains that the NBA 2K16 Special Edition will feature Jordan – who is a 14-time NBA All-Star, six-time NBA World Champion, and five-time NBA MVP – on the cover. The publisher also says that if you pre-order the NBA 2K16 Special Edition, you’ll be able to play the game four days before anybody else.
Additionally, buying the Special Edition will also bag you this memorabilia and in-game content:
- Jordan NBA 2K16 Poster
- Jordan Fathead Wall Cling
- Digital Jordan shoes for your MyPLAYER
- Digital Jordan T-shirt for your MyPLAYER
- Digital Jordan jersey for your MyPLAYER
- 30,000 Virtual Currency
- MyTEAM VIP+: 3 Emerald Packs AND a new Special Edition Exclusive Moments Card
Michael Jordan himself had this to say in endorsement of the game: “I’m excited about this year’s NBA 2K’s Special Edition. NBA 2K16 allows gamers young and old to not only experience and re-create some of my greatest moments on the basketball court but also customize their players with Jordan shoes and apparel.”
The NBA 2K16 Special Edition is available for PS4 and Xbox One for $79.99.