NBA 2K22 publisher 2K has officially unveiled the roster of cover athletes for the game’s Standard Edition, Cross-Gen Digital Bundle, and NBA 75th Anniversary Edition. The latest iteration of the long-running NBA video game simulation series is set to release on September 10, 2021, for the PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.
NBA 2K22 will be available in three editions:
- The Standard Edition for PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.
- The Cross-Gen Digital Bundle, which will give players access to the Standard Edition on either the PS4 and PS5 or the Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S.
- Lastly, the NBA 2K22 NBA 75th Anniversary Edition will be available for the PS5, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, and PC. It will include cross-gen access for the PS4/PS5 and Xbox One/Xbox Series X/S.
As for their respective cover athletes, the Standard Edition and Cross-Gen Digital Bundle of NBA 2K22 will feature two-time NBA All-Star Luka Doncic while the NBA 75th Anniversary Edition will host a trio of NBA legends, namely Hall of Famer, six-time NBA Champion and six-time MVP, and all-time NBA scoring leader, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar; 14-time All-Star, NBA Champion and MVP, Dirk Nowitzki; and 11-time All-Star, league MVP and two-time NBA Champion, Kevin Durant. Both the NBA 75th Anniversary Edition and Cross-Gen Digital Bundle feature cover artwork painted by Atlanta-based artist, Charly Palmer, whose art was recently featured on the cover of TIME Magazine back in July 2020.
“Making the global cover of NBA 2K22 is special for me,” said Doncic. “I’m proud to represent my country in a special cover that honors the colors of the Slovenian flag. Basketball has given me so much, and I’m excited to give back and work together with 2K Foundations this year to help the lives of young kids around the globe.”
“The NBA 2K cover has always been a vehicle for storytelling and a way to showcase the unique and diverse backgrounds of the athletes,” said Alfie Brody, Vice President of Global Marketing Strategy at NBA 2K. “The culture around the game of basketball is vibrant and transcends geographical boundaries. This year, we want to showcase that global diversity via Charly’s amazing, one-of-a-kind art.”
NBA 2K22 is scheduled for release on September 10, 2021, for the PS5, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, and PC.