NBA 2K22 | Doncic the cover star for Standard Edition, Cross-Gen Bundle: release date and prices
NBA greats Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Dirk Nowitzki and Kevin Durant feature on the 75th Anniversary Edition, while Candace Parker stars on the WNBA 25th Anniversary Edition.
2K Sports has revealed the cover stars of NBA 2K22, the latest version of its basketball simulation video game. Two-time All-Star Luka Doncic has been chosen for the cover of the Standard Edition and the Cross-Gen Digital Bundle, while the NBA 75th Anniversary Edition will feature three legends of the league in Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Dirk Nowitzki and Kevin Durant.
Starring on NBA 2K22 cover "special", says Doncic
"Making the global cover of NBA 2K22 is special for me," Doncic said. "I’m proud to represent my country in a special cover that honors the colors of the Slovenian flag. Basketball has given me so much, and I’m excited to give back and work together with 2K Foundations this year to help the lives of young kids around the globe."
Game out in September
NBA 2K22 is to be released on 10 September 2021 and can be reserved here. According to 2K Sports, the game will feature improved graphics and artificial intelligence, as well as historic teams and "a wide variety of hoops experiences".
Special edition marking 25th anniversary of WNBA
The covers of the Cross-Gen Digital Bundle and NBA 75th Anniversary Edition were designed by the artist Charly Palmer, who has sought to pay tribute to the league's legacy three quarters of a century on from its inception. Exclusively in North America, an alternative version of the Standard Edition will be available with WNBA star Candace Parker on the cover, as 2K Sports marks the 25th anniversary of the US’ professional women’s basketball league. Parker is the first woman to be chosen as an NBA 2K22 cover star.
NBA 2K22: how much each edition costs
- The Standard Edition will be available for $69.99 on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, and will cost $59.99 on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One.
- The Cross-Gen Digital Bundle will only be available in digital format and will cost $79.99. It’s a Standard Edition that includes both the previous-generation and next-generation versions in either the PlayStation or Xbox family.
- The NBA 75th Anniversary Edition will be available in both physical and digital format, costing $99.99 on all platforms and including cross-generation access on PlayStation and Xbox.
- The WNBA 25th Anniversary Edition will be sold for $69.99 on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, and will only be available in the United States and Canada.
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