2K Sports recently announced that NBA 2K12 will offer three different covers, featuring three of the NBA’s greatest legends of all time, Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, and Magic Johnson. The revamped covers, created by Adam Larson of Adam&Co, are said to be a one-time step away from the traditional 2K Sports brand artwork, with each showcasing one of the legendary superstars on their historic team. Bird and Magic fans will need plan accordingly, as their covers will only be available in limited quantities at launch, and only on Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 versions.

“Bringing Michael Jordan to the virtual hardwood last year was a huge success for NBA 2K11; however, we didn’t want to stop there,” said Jason Argent, vice president of marketing for 2K Sports. “We’re bringing ‘His Airness’ back to the NBA 2K franchise as part of a multi-year extended partnership, along with two other legendary icons – Larry Bird and Magic Johnson – for a special cover athlete collection representing the NBA’s greatest heroes.”

NBA 2K12 is now available for pre-order from retailers nationwide, and is planned for an October 4, 2011 launch on Playstation 3, Playstation 2, Xbox 360, Wii, PSP, and Windows PC. Check out a preview of the covers below :

NBA 2K12 - Michael Jordan Cover

NBA 2K12 - Larry Bird Cover

NBA 2K12 - Magic Johnson Cover

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NBA 2K12 - Screenshot