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Jun 26

NBA 2K13 Cover Revealed!

The new cover of NBA 2K13 has been revealed today! The New Cover is three people deep and features the younger cats in the NBA. They are being called the “New Dynasty.” Can’t wait to play to see what improvements the game makes to this new chapter in the 2K franchise. They always have something up their sleeve and the music is always on point. List of artists aren’t known just yet, but will update you guys when that’s available. The Game comes out October 2nd.

As for the cover, what do you think? Personally, I think it’s not too bad, however, I want to know if it should have been a face-off between the “New Dynasty” and the “Old Dynasty” – But I guess that doesn’t sound quite right, but you get what I meant. Some of the OGs like Kareem, Isaiah, Moses, etc… vs the young guns. Just my thought…what are yours’?

Full Press Lease Below:

2K Sports Crowns Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin and Derrick Rose as Cover Athletes for
NBA® 2K13

Trio of young superstars represents the “New Dynasty” of NBA legends

New York, NY – June 26, 2012 – 2K Sports today announced that the Oklahoma City
Thunder’s Kevin Durant, Los Angeles Clippers’ Blake Griffin and the Chicago Bulls’
Derrick Rose have been crowned the cover athletes for NBA® 2K13, the next
installment of the top-selling and top-rated NBA video game simulation franchise*.

”Being crowned as one of the NBA 2K13 cover athletes is a huge honor and something I
always dreamt about,” said Durant, who won his third straight scoring title and led
the Thunder franchise to their first NBA Finals appearance since 1996. “It’s
definitely humbling to grace the cover after the likes of Michael Jordan, Magic
Johnson, and Larry Bird.”

“There’s so much young talent around the NBA, so it’s very exciting to be chosen for
NBA 2K’s ‘New Dynasty’ alongside Kevin and Derrick,” added Griffin, who helped lead
the Clippers to their first postseason since 2006. “The NBA 2K series has always
been my first choice when I want to get a game in.”

“It’s a dream come true to be one of the cover athletes for NBA 2K13,” commented
Rose, the 2010-11 NBA Most Valuable Player, who led the Bulls to a league-best 50-16
record this season. “I’ve worked closely with 2K Sports since NBA 2K10, and I’m
honored to follow in the footsteps of Michael Jordan as the latest Chicago Bull to
be featured on the cover.”

In their young but impressive careers, Rose, Durant and Griffin have each taken the
NBA by storm. All three are past winners of the NBA Rookie of the Year award, and
have also amassed eight All-Star berths, three scoring titles, and one Most Valuable
Player award between them.

“There are many young superstars in today’s NBA, but we’ve selected three incredible
athletes for the cover of NBA 2K13 that represent the NBA well,” concluded Jason
Argent, vice president of marketing for 2K Sports. “It’s clear to us that Blake,
Derrick and Kevin are the most deserving guys to inherit the NBA 2K cover from
Jordan, Magic and Bird.”

Developed by Visual Concepts, a 2K Sports studio, NBA 2K13 is not yet rated by the
ESRB and will be available on October 2, 2012 in North America and October 5, 2012
internationally. The Wii U version of the title will be available during the holiday
season. Fans are encouraged to pre-order now at participating retailers in order to
receive the downloadable NBA All-Star content package presented by Sprite on day one
at no extra cost.