NBA 2K21 Release Date, Mamba Forever Edition & Pre-Order Details Announced

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This week has been very busy for 2K Games and developer Visual Concepts. Not only did we get an announcement about the NBA 2K21 cover athlete for current-gen, but there’s an alternate cover athlete for the next-gen versions too! In addition to that, 2K has announced the NBA 2K21 release date is set for September 4, 2020 (for current-gen platforms).

The announcements don’t stop there. Visual Concetps is turning this year’s Legend edition of the game into the NBA 2K21 Mamba Forever Edition, to commemorate LA Lakers star Kobe Bryant who died earlier this year from a helicopter crash. Check out the trailer, box art and more below.

For NBA 2K21, Legend Edition is replaced by the Mamba Forever Edition, celebrating Kobe Bryant’s lifelong pursuit of victory and legacy in the sport of basketball. For many fans, Kobe’s achievements on the court and love for the game had tremendous impact around the world and his list of awards and accolades is intensive: five-time NBA champion, 18-time NBA All-Star, two-time NBA Finals Most Valuable Player, 2008 NBA MVP, 11-time All-NBA First Team, 9-time NBA All-Defensive First Team, two-time NBA Scoring Champion, 2008 and 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist, the all-time leading scorer for the Los Angeles Lakers and much more. Kobe was the cover athlete for NBA 2K10, the Legend Edition of NBA 2K17 and is immortalized in the NBA 2K21 Mamba Forever Edition with unique custom covers for both current generation and next-generation versions of the game that honor the span of his career, from his days wearing No. 8 and scoring 81 points to scoring 60 points wearing No. 24 the night of his final
NBA game.

Current-gen Standard Edition pre-order bonuses:

Pre-order to receive bonus Damian Lillard digital content, Virtual Currency, MyTEAM packs, and more!

Current-gen Mamba Forever Edition pre-order bonuses:

Upgrade to the Mamba Forever Edition to receive NBA 2K21 for both console generations*, plus Virtual Currency and bonus digital content.
*Offer only available for Xbox and PlayStation consoles.

Next-gen Standard Edition pre-order bonuses:

Pre-order to receive bonus Zion Williamson digital content, Virtual Currency, MyTEAM packs, and more!

Next-gen Mamba Forever Edition pre-order bonuses:

Upgrade to the Mamba Forever Edition to receive NBA 2K21 for both console generations*, plus Virtual Currency and bonus digital content.
*Offer only available for Xbox and PlayStation consoles.

Once we get gameplay footage of NBA 2K21 (especially for next-gen), we’ll let our readers know ASAP.

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