2K today announced the full roster of cover athletes for NBA 2K23, the latest installment in the highest-rated and best-selling NBA video game simulation series of the past 21 years. Phoenix Suns Shooting Guard, three-time NBA All-Star and 2021-22 Kia All-NBA First Team player Devin Booker features on this year's Standard Edition and Cross-Gen Digital Deluxe Edition.
Iconic Michael Jordan - six-time NBA Champion, five-time Kia NBA Most Valuable Player and known as the greatest basketball player of all time - graces the NBA 2K23 Michael Jordan Edition and the all-new NBA 2K23 Championship Edition.
Cover Athlete at NBA 2K23: A “Dream Come True”
"Seeing myself on the cover of NBA 2K is a dream come true," said Devin Booker. “I was a huge NBA 2K fan since I was a little boy and it feels almost surreal that I myself am now among the basketball greats who have made it onto the ranks of cover athletes. It's also a great honor for me to share this year's covers with Michael Jordan, who changed the game forever, and with All-Time WNBA GOATs Diana Taurasi and Sue Bird, who in turn are shaping the sport of basketball.”
This year's NBA 2K23 comes in four editions and multiple digital and physical formats: Standard Edition, Cross-Gen Digital Deluxe Edition, Michael Jordan Edition, and a brand new, exclusive Championship Edition, which includes a 12-month subscription to NBA League Pass includes. All editions of NBA 2K23 are available for pre-order now and will be released worldwide on September 9th:
The Standard Edition will be available on PlayStation 69,99 (PS4), Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC for €4 and on PlayStation 79,99 (PS5) and Xbox Series X|S for €5. A special version of the Standard Edition is also planned for later this fall, showing how music and basketball culture merge. More information will follow in the coming months.
The Digital Deluxe Edition will be available for €84,99 and grants access to the Standard Edition on both generations of the same PlayStation or Xbox family of consoles. Also included is MyTEAM content including 10.000 MyTEAM Points, 10 MyTEAM Tokens, 23 MyTEAM Promo Packs, Cover Star Players Sapphire Devin Booker and Ruby Michael Jordan , the Free Agent Option Pack, 1 Diamond Jordan Shoe (not for sale) and 1 Ruby Coach card pack, as well as MyCAREER content including 10 x 6 types of MyCAREER Skill Boosts, 10 x 3 types of Gatorade -Boosts, 2 hours double XP coin; 4 x MyCAREER t-shirts, a backpack, a custom cover star skateboard and arm sleeves.
The Michael Jordan Edition will be available on PS99,99, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch and PC for €5. It includes 100.000 VC plus the MyTEAM and MyCAREER content included in the Digital Deluxe Edition.
The new Championship edition will be available on PS149,99, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC for €5. It includes a 12-month NBA League Pass subscription for new and existing League Pass subscribers, a 10% XP boost for 'MyTEAM' Season progression, a 10% XP boost for Season Progress from 'MyCAREER' and an exclusive Michael Jordan-style go-kart from launch. There is also 100.000 VC and the MyTEAM and MyCAREER content included in the Michael Jordan Edition. This edition will now be available in a limited edition and the digital version is only available by pre-order. Physical versions will be available in select regions at select retailers while supplies last.
Dual-gen access is offered by the Digital Deluxe Edition, Michael Jordan Edition and Championship Edition for PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S. They each contain a version of the game for one console generation within the same console family.
"It was obvious that Michael Jordan and Devin Booker had to be the cover stars for NBA 2K23," said Alfie Brody, vice president of global marketing strategy for NBA 2K. “Michael has made a name for himself as one of the greatest athletes in history and it is absolutely remarkable how he has shaped the game for generations. Like Devin Booker's fledgling but phenomenal career, MJ's achievements will continue to inspire basketball fans around the world for years to come. And this year's WNBA cover also celebrates two standout players in the league who are still making basketball history, Diana Taurasi and Sue Bird."
A limited edition WNBA Edition is also available as a GameStop exclusive in the US and Canada. The cover features Diana Taurasi of the Phoenix Mercury - two-time MPV at the Kia WNBA Finals, three-time WNBA Champion, WNBA All-Time Leading Scorer and five-time Olympic gold medalist - and Sue Bird of the Seattle Storm - four-time WNBA Champion, thirteen-time WNBA WNBA All-Star, All-Time Assists Leader and five-time Olympic gold medalist.
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