2K Sports has announced NBA 2K12 will offer three separate covers featuring Michael Jordan, Larry Bird and Magic Johnson.
The covers will spotlight each legendary player on his famous team: the Chicago Bulls, Boston Celtics, and Los Angeles Lakers, respectively. The covers featuring Bird and Johnson will be available at launch in a limited quantity.
NBA 2K11, which featured Michael Jordan as the cover athlete, sold over 5 million units worldwide and garnered over 20 video game accolades, including 14 Sports Game of the Year honors, according to 2K.
“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.”
NBA 2K12 can now be pre-ordered from retailers nationwide, and will be available on October 4 for PC, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii and Xbox 360.