NBA 2K12: Game of the Year Edition announced

The "Game of the Year" repackaging is quite common in the video games industry. However, have you ever seen a sports game so brazenly don the accolade on its box?

2K Sports has announced the surprising Game of the Year edition of NBA 2K12. It will be available March 11 for Xbox 360 and PS3--exclusively at Best Buy stores.

As is typical for GOTY editions, this re-release will include the full retail game and add-on content--specifically, the Legends Showcase. In addition, the box will feature a commemorative poster starring Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, and Larry Bird. The collection will sport a $49.99 price tag.

"We're always committed to giving our fans great value," 2K Sports' Jason Argent said in a press release. "This is a great opportunity to not only get your hands on NBA 2K12, but the terrific Legend's Showcase content as well. Gamers and basketball fans alike will love this package."

But we have a question for you Mr. Argent. How is NBA 2K12 a "Game of the Year"? Did 2K Sports somehow mistakenly confuse their game with Skyrim? The Witcher 2? "NBA 2K12 is the latest installment of the top-rated and top-selling NBA video game simulation franchise and winner of 26 Sports Game of the Year awards," the press release sneakily noted.