It’ll be interesting to see how NBA 2K18 will fare on the Nintendo Switch; on the one hand it’s easy to be nervous of a ‘last-gen’ port in light of the fact this game is also coming to Xbox 360 and PS3, but at the same time Nintendo’s system is included in key editions and promotions alongside PS4 and Xbox One.
This year the cover is all about Shaquille O’Neal, and two special editions are coming to celebrate the player’s career – in a press release he (or rather his PR representative pretending to be him) says he’s “excited to be on the cover” etc and so forth. Those that splash out on special editions will be able to get the game early, on 15th September; the standard edition of the game launches on 19th September.
You can pre-order the legend edition or gold legend edition for $99.99 and $149.99 respectively. Each include exclusive physical and digital content.
It’s the usual expensive special edition treatment for a sports game, but the point from a Nintendo perspective is that the Switch is included in these promotions (Xbox 360 and PS3 are not), which perhaps points to a fully-featured game alongside PS4 and Xbox One.