The legendary NBA Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer will, appropriately, feature on the cover of the NBA 2K18: Legend Edition upon release this September.

It will be his third such appearance from throughout his 19-year career, and this special edition of the NBA videogame sim basically hands the keys to the franchise over to the most dominant centre in NAB history, and man of many nicknames – “The Diesel”, “The Big Aristotle”, “Superman”, “Shaq Daddy” – by featuring special Shaq-themed memorabilia and content.

“I want to thank NBA 2K for their continuous support of my basketball and broadcast career,” says O’Neal. “I’m excited to be on the cover of the NBA 2K18: Legend Edition and I hope my fans have a blast playing it up big man style and recreating my most legendary in-game moments!”

NBA 2K18 will be available for PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PS3, Xbox 360 and PC on September 15, 2017. The Legend Edition, released on the same day, will be exclusive to PS4 and Xbox One.

You can pre-order your copy now at JB Hi-Fi.

In the meantime, check out Shaq bigging up the game in this very brief but fun launch trailer…