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.