The next installment of the NBA 2K series, NBA 2K12, will feature “His Airness” Michael Jordan as the primary cover for the game along with separate covers for Larry Bird and Magic Johnson, of which the latter two will be limited in quantity. The covers will spotlight each legendary athlete on the teams they rose to prominence on: the Chicago Bulls, Boston Celtics, and Los Angeles Lakers.
“Bringing Michael Jordan to the virtual hardwood last year was a huge success for NBA 2K11; however, we didn’t want to stop there,” said Jason Argent, vice president of marketing for 2K Sports. “We’re bringing ‘His Airness’ back to the NBA 2K franchise as part of a multi-year extended partnership, along with two other legendary icons – Larry Bird and Magic Johnson – for a special cover athlete collection representing the NBA’s greatest heroes.”
NBA2K12 will be available on October 4, 2011 for the Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, PS2, PSP, and PC.