NBA 2K Honors Kobe Bryant in the Final Cover for NBA 2K21

2K finally released the full roster of NBA players that will be the cover for the upcoming NBA 2K21 title.

As mentioned previously, the cover for the current generation console will be Portland Trail BlazersDamian Lillard, while New Orleans Pelicans forward, Zion Williamson will be the cover of the game for the next generation consoles, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.

Meanwhile, Kobe Bryant will be the one gracing the cover for the Mamba Forever Edition of the title.

NBA 2K21 will be available on current-generation platforms on September 4, 2020 and is available for pre-order today; it will also be available on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X as a launch title this holiday.

NBA 2K21 is a monumental leap forward for the franchise, we’re combining all of our experience and development expertise to craft the best game possible and for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, we are building the game from the ground up to take full advantage of next-gen power and technology.

Stated Greg Thomas, president of Visual Concepts.

The SRP for the various formats will be ₱3,190 for the standard edition on the current platforms, while the next-gen platforms will be priced at ₱3,690. Meanwhile, the NBA 2K1 Mamba Forever Edition will be available for ₱5,390 for both generation of platforms. This means however that the Mamba Forever Edition will allow users to have the Mamba Forever Edition on one platform while having the standard edition on the other generation with no additional cost.

Take note however that to this only applies within the same console family.

A full breakdown of the pre-order details can be found here.

The Mamba Forever Edition replaces the usual Legend Edition from NBA titles, with this version as a tribute to Kobe Bryant’s life. This version will have unique custom covers for both current and next gen versions of the game.

While the next-generation version of NBA 2K21 is being built from the ground up for next-generation consoles, 2K is also introducing several initiatives to bridge the two versions of the game. NBA 2K21 will feature MyTEAM Cross-Progression and a Shared VC Wallet within the same console family (PS4 to PS5, Xbox One to Xbox Series X). MyTEAM Cross-Progression enables all MyTEAM Points, Tokens, cards and progress to be shared on both current and next-generation versions of NBA 2K21 in the same console family; similarly, the Shared VC Wallet means any earned or purchased VC is accessible across both current and next-generation versions of NBA 2K21 in the same console family. As shared earlier, players who are interested in picking up both versions of NBA 2K21 on either PlayStation or Xbox can check out the Mamba Forever Edition, which provides dual-access by providing purchasers with a copy of the standard edition of NBA 2K21 on the other generation at no additional cost, within the same console family.

Each of our cover athletes represent different eras of the game of basketball – Damian Lillard dominates the court today, Zion Williamson is a standard bearer for the next generation of NBA superstar and what more could be said about Kobe?, three athletes representing the current, future and storied history of the game. Today’s exciting announcement is just the first of many for NBA 2K21; it’s going to be a huge year for basketball fans and NBA 2K gamers.

Stated Alfie Brody, Vice President of Global Marketing at NBA 2K.

Looking ahead, NBA 2K will be releasing additional announcements and news about NBA 2K21 including the soundtrack reveal, first looks at gameplay and features for both current and next-generation versions of NBA 2K21, 2K Day celebration and much more.

NBA 2K21 will be available worldwide on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Windows PC and Google Stadia on September 4, 2020. NBA 2K21 will also be available on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X as a launch title this holiday.

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