The line between video game fan and sports fan is blurring more and more every year. With sports games routinely topping the sales charts, it shouldn’t be any surprise that video game companies are finding new and innovative ways to blur the line between the demographic. 2K Sports has announced that with every Dynasty Edition of NBA 2K13, players will receive, among other things, a brand new basketball.
The $99.99 collector’s edition also comes with a few extra goodies. 2K Sports – branded earbuds from Skullcandy, “All-Star add-on content presented by Sprite” DLC as well as a basketball textured controller skin. You know, for all of those times when you can’t decide if you want to play video games or hold a basketball. I know this has plagued me for years and has led me to search for off brand basketball knock off skins. Hell, I’ve even tried to create my own basketball controller with a result that was eerily reminiscent of Texas Chainsaw Massacre’s Leatherface.
If this is something you’re interested in, you can place a pre-order through one of three retailers listed on the game’s Facebook page.
Check out the full press release below.
2K Sports Announces NBA® 2K13 Dynasty Edition
Exclusive package to include NBA 2K13, downloadable All-Star add-on content, customized Spalding® basketball, Skullcandy Ink’d earbuds and Skinit controller skin
New York, NY – June 28, 2012 – 2K Sports today announced that the NBA® 2K13 Dynasty Edition will be available on October 2, 2012 for $99.99 on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. Limited quantities of the Dynasty Edition are being produced and fans are encouraged to pre-order at participating retailers.
In addition to a full retail copy of NBA 2K13 – the next installment of the top-rated and top-selling NBA video game simulation franchise* – the Dynasty Edition will include the all-new downloadable NBA 2K13 All-Star add-on content presented by Sprite, an exclusive NBA 2K13 full-sized basketball from Spalding® and Art of Basketball, exclusive 2K Sports Ink’d earbuds from Skullcandy, and an NBA 2K13 basketball textured controller skin from Skinit.
“With this special edition package, we want to give something meaningful to our great fans,” said Jason Argent, vice president of marketing for 2K Sports. “This is an awesome deal that is sure to please fans, and will become a must-have item while supplies last.”
NBA 2K13 is the follow-up to NBA 2K12, which has sold-in over 5 million units worldwide and won more than 25 Sports Game of the Year awards from outlets including Gamespot, Sports Illustrated and the Spike Video Game Awards.
NBA 2K13 is being developed by Visual Concepts, a 2K Sports studio. NBA 2K13 and the NBA 2K13 Dynasty Edition will be available on October 2, 2012 in North America and October 5, 2012 internationally. NBA 2K13 is not yet rated by the ESRB.