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Get a damn basketball with your fancy copy of NBA 2K13

Jordan Mallory

Move over NBA Baller Beats, you're not the only video game shipping with an actual, honest to goodness basketball in the near future. The Dynasty Edition of NBA 2K13 will come packed with the colorful orb seen above, courtesy of Spalding. It appears to be covered in various human limbs, as far as we can tell.

The $99.99 collector's edition also comes with DLC in the form of "All-Star add-on content presented by Sprite," 2K Sports-branded earbuds from Skullcandy, and a "basketball textured controller skin" in case the thought of not feeling a basketball for 10 seconds is just too much to bear. Pre-orders can be placed through one of three retailers, accessible via the game's Facebook page.

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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.

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