NBA 2K22 Cover Athletes, Release Date & Three Different Editions Announced

While the NBA Finals are well underway, 2K Games is looking ahead, and have today announced the NBA 2K22 cover athletes! Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic, Kevin Durant, and NBA legends Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Dirk Nowitzki will be gracing the cover(s) of the basketball sim’s upcoming iteration when it releases this September 10, 2021!

In the press release sent out, 2K revealed that the NBA 2K22 NBA 75th Anniversary Edition and Cross-Gen Bundle covers were created by artist Charly Palmer (TIME Magazine cover July 2020), with Kareem, Kevin Durant, and Dirk Nowitzki gracing the cover of the Anniversary Edition.

Luka Doncic will be the latest NBA star to grace the cover of the NBA 2K franchise, and will be featured as the cover athlete for both the Standard Edition and the Cross-Gen Digital Bundle.

Players will be able to pick from three different editions of NBA 2K22 in digital and physical formats.

  • The Standard Edition will be available for $59.99** on previous-gen platforms (PlayStation 4, Xbox One consoles, Nintendo Switch, and PC) and $69.99** on new-gen consoles (PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S);
  • The Cross-Gen Digital Bundle will be available for $79.99** and grant players access to the Standard Edition across previous- and new-gen within the same PlayStation and Xbox consoles;
  • NBA 2K22 NBA 75th Anniversary Edition will be available for $99.99** for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC. Dual-gen access is included for both the Cross-Gen Digital Bundle and NBA 75th Anniversary Edition for the PS4/PS5 and Xbox One/Xbox Series X|S platforms and provides a version of the game on each console generation within the same console family. The NBA 75th Anniversary Edition for Nintendo Switch will only be available on digital format in the EMEA region.

Once more details on what features and improvements are coming to NBA 2K22, we’ll let our readers know.

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