2K has announced that 18-time All-Star, five-time NBA Champion, two-time Finals MVP, two-time Olympic Gold Medallist, all-time leading scorer for the Los Angeles Lakers and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer, Kobe Bryant will be featured as the NBA® 2K24 Kobe Bryant Edition and BLACK MAMBA® Edition cover athlete. NBA 2K24 will release worldwide on the 8th of September on all platforms and will feature crossplay compatibility for PlayStation® 5 (PS5®) and Xbox Series X|S.
To celebrate the return of Kobe on the NBA 2K cover, players will be able to replicate his signature skills in the brand-new MAMBA MOMENTS mode. Recreate some of Kobe’s most captivating performances and progress through his transcendent journey from a young phenom to one of the greatest players of all time. In addition, NBA 2K24 will introduce ProPLAY – a groundbreaking new technology that directly translates NBA footage into NBA 2K24 gameplay. ProPLAY delivers animations and movements via on-court NBA action for a generational leap in authenticity on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S. More details on MAMBA MOMENTS and ProPLAY will be released later this summer.
NBA 2K24 will offer three editions of the game in various digital and physical formats: a Kobe Bryant Edition, a legendary BLACK MAMBA Edition, and an all new, exclusive 25th Anniversary Edition. All editions of NBA 2K24 are available for pre-order now:
- The brand new, limited availability 25th Anniversary Edition will be available through September 10 for $239.95 on PS5, PlayStation® 4 (PS4®), Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC. The exclusive 25th Anniversary Edition includes a 12-month subscription to NBA League Pass; 100K Virtual Currency and MyTEAM content, including 50K MyTEAM Points; a Ruby Cover Star Kobe Bryant “Rookie Card”; an all-new 2K24 Option Pack Box; One 10-pack Box MyTEAM Promo Packs; a Kobe Bryant Cover Star Sapphire Card (24 era); 1 Diamond Shoe; 1 Ruby Coach; and a new 2-hour Double XP Coin; as well as MyCAREER content, including 15x 6 types of MyCAREER Skill Boosts; 15x 3 types of Gatorade Boosts; a 2-hour Double XP Coin; 4x MyCAREER T-Shirts; Backpack; Electric Skateboard; and Arm Sleeves a new BLACK MAMBA MyPLAYER Capsule featuring a Black Arm Sleeve, Purple Oversized T-Shirt, a Yellow T-shirt and a Kobe Player Panel.
- The BLACK MAMBA Edition will be available for $159.95 on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC; along with 100K Virtual Currency and MyTEAM content, including 15K MyTEAM Points; an all-new 2K24 Option Pack Box; One 10-pack Box MyTEAM Promo Packs; a Kobe Bryant Cover Star Sapphire Card (24 era); 1 Diamond Shoe; 1 Ruby Coach; and a new 2-hour Double XP Coin; as well as MyCAREER content, including 10x 6 types of MyCAREER Skill Boosts; 10x 3 types of Gatorade Boosts; a 2-hour Double XP Coin; 4x MyCAREER T-Shirts; Backpack; Electric Skateboard; and Arm Sleeves;
- The Kobe Bryant Edition will be available for $99.95 on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC and $119.95 on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S.
- Dual-gen access is included for the BLACK MAMBA Edition and 25th Anniversary Edition for the PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One platforms and provides a version of the game on each console generation within the same console family.
Players in the U.S. and Canada can also purchase a limited version of the WNBA Edition as a GameStop exclusive, featuring WNBA All-Star, NCAA all-time triple-doubles leader and New York Liberty guard, Sabrina Ionescu, as this year’s cover star.
Check out the NBA 2K24 official site for a full breakdown of the pre-order details and more info on the cover athlete featured across the different editions of this year’s game.
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