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NBA 2K11 box art featuring Michael Jordan revealed

Wednesday, 7th July 2010 15:12 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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2K has released the official cover art for NBA 2K11 featuring Michael Jordan.

Triple tongue action there, to be sure.

The art style, featuring a three-panel “iconic image of Jordan”, is a departure from previous NBA 2K titles in order to reflect the significance of having Jordan grace the cover.

“We knew as soon as we signed Jordan that we needed to do something special for the cover,” said Jason Argent, marketing VP for 2K Sports. “This could possibly be the most highly anticipated cover art in the history of sports games and we think the image we came up with delivers on every front.

“I think fans will be pleasantly surprised at how Jordan is actually used in game, as NBA 2K11 will pay homage to ‘His Airness’ in many ways, but the cover art represented our first chance to stop and honor him along the way.”

Jordan was announced as the cover athlete for the game in June.

NBA 2K11′s slated for release on October 5 in the US and October 8 in the UK for PC, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii and Xbox 360.

Full cover shot of Jordan can be found over on Evil Avatar.

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  1. NGCes26294BIV

    The greatest of all time…

    …MICH ORDAN.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. theevilaires

    Thats gonna make the game sell a shit load alone. No doubt. The guy was just awesome in his prime. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWDmau1Vbxs&feature=related He’s the Solid Snake of basketball :D

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Hunam

    Why is he sticking his tounge out though?

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Stephany Nunneley

    @3 That’s just Jordan. His nickname really should have been The Tongue in all honesty, but some porn star probably already claimed it.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. theevilaires

    Oh brother….Euro’s you’ll never understand American Culture. Its a bragging thing Hunam. Like see ya sucka I’m about to show you who’s the best!

    Since he can’t actually say that on the court while playing he sticks his tongue out. Geez do I have to explain everything to you Euros.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. ExclusivesMostly

    @3 To say “you can’t stop me”

    @Steph: :) :) :) :) :)

    #6 4 years ago
  7. ExclusivesMostly

    They should make a collectors edition

    #7 4 years ago
  8. itwa5medicks

    How stupid do they think we are? The 2K basketball franchise sucks, slapping an old star on the box isn’t gonna work.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Hunam

    @5

    That doesn’t sound very gentlemanly at all.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. ExclusivesMostly

    @8: it may suck but Jordan is legendary so it will sell.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Gekidami

    This one was better.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. spiderLAW

    2K10 didnt suck. It was great.

    #12 4 years ago