In news I wasn’t particularly expecting to see today, an honest-to-God living legend is returning to the game of basketball. Virtually, of course.
In a press release, 2K Sports announced that Michael Jordan, the 14-time NBA All-Star, five-time NBA Most Valuable Player, six-time NBA World Champion and recent Hall of Fame inductee, will be the cover of the upcoming NBA 2K11. “It’s an honor to be featured on the cover of NBA 2K11,” Jordan responded, “I have no doubt that NBA 2K11 will be a big hit with gamers and basketball fans alike.”
Jordan, the man hailed on the NBA’s own website as “the greatest basketball player of all time,” quipped, “I’m looking forward to getting back out onto the court, virtually. Let’s hope they get my dunk from the foul line right.”
With the most recent iteration of its award-winning NBA 2K series, 2K Sports seeks to “continue to build upon the outstanding success of the NBA 2K series with continued improvements to the graphics, gameplay, signature styles and game modes seen in previous iterations.”
With a cover featuring Jordan, the former star of the Chicago Bulls will no doubt be a playable character, but will any of his contemporaries also make the cut? We’ll find out when NBA 2K11 hits stores on October 5, 2010.