The Legendary Soccerman Joins NBA 2K17 Universe

Thierry Henry will cameo in next chapter of 2K's blockbuster basketball sim.

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In a move much like Sony's deal to bring Spider-Man to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, 2K is expanding its Video Game Basketball-verse by introducing legendary soccer player Thierry Henry in NBA 2K17.

Henry, who was very much the Captain America of French football before he handed in his boots and retired, will appear as a "regular court side star during home games of the San Antonio Spurs." Hmmm, maybe he's more of a Nick Fury then.

According a press release, Henry will be playable in NBA 2K17's Blacktop mode, which features "different types of basketball games ranging from 1v1 to 5v5. You'll be able to test the soccer star's skills against the greatest basketball players of all time. Seems a bit unfair if you ask me.

"Being a basketball and NBA fan since I was a kid, I'm honoured to be the first football player ever to be playable in NBA 2K17," said Henry. "Seeing myself go toe to toe with the legends of the sport is an amazing feeling."

NBA 2K17 launches on September 20, though you can get your hands on it early by preordering. A standalone app that lets you get ready for the full game's MyCareer mode was released on September 9.

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