Basketball’s G.O.A.T. and His Airness, Michael Jordan, graces the cover of NBA 2K11. Is it the greatest box art of all-time? I’m not sure about that, but it does look nice, and simply having Jordan on the cover will surely drum up even more sales for what is already the “top rated and top selling basketball simulation franchise.”
“We knew as soon as we signed Jordan that we needed to do something special for the cover,” said Jason Argent, vice president of marketing 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.”
“Its exciting to see it all come together,” said Michael Jordan, a recent Hall of Fame inductee. “I am looking forward to seeing the final product, but my kids might have to give me some lessons.”
NBA 2K11 dribbles onto the retail hardwood on October 5th for PC, PS2, PS3, PSP, Wii and Xbox 360.