Platform: Xbox One
NBA 2K23 coming this September
Annual basketball game offers a variety of editions
2K has announced the cover athletes for NBA 2K23, the latest iteration of the NBA video game simulation series.
Phoenix Suns’ shooting guard, three-time NBA All-Star, and 2021-22 Kia All-NBA First Team selection, Devin Booker, is featured on this year’s Standard Edition and cross-gen Digital Deluxe Edition. The iconic Michael Jordan appears on the NBA 2K23 Michael Jordan Edition and the brand-new NBA 2K23 Championship Edition.
The Standard Edition will be available for US $59.99 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC and $69.99 on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S. Additionally, a special version of the Standard Edition, recognizing the cross-section of music and basketball culture, is planned for later this Fall. More information will be shared in the coming months.
The Digital Deluxe Edition will be available for US $79.99 and grants players access to the Standard Edition across both generations of gaming within the same PlayStation and Xbox consoles; along with MyTEAM content, including 10K MyTEAM Points; 10 MyTEAM Tokens; 23 MyTEAM Promo Packs; Cover Star Players: Sapphire Devin Booker, Ruby Michael Jordan; Free Agent Option Pack; 1 Diamond Jordan Shoe (non-auctionable); and 1 Ruby Coach Card Pack; as well as MyCAREER content, including 10x 6 types of MyCAREER Skill Boosts; 10x 3 types of Gatorade Boosts; 2-hour Double XP Coin; 4x MyCAREER T-Shirts; Backpack; Custom Design Cover Star Skateboard; and Arm Sleeves.
The Michael Jordan Edition will be available for US $99.99 on all platforms and features 100K Virtual Currency in addition to the MyTEAM and MyCAREER content included in the Digital Deluxe Edition.
Lastly, the new Championship Edition will be available for $149.99 on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC and includes a 12-month subscription to NBA League Pass; 10% XP Boost on MyTEAM Season Progression; 10% XP Boost on MyCAREER Season Progression; and exclusive Michael Jordan-themed Go-Kart available at launch, in addition to the 100K Virtual Currency, MyTEAM, and MyCAREER content included in the Michael Jordan Edition. This edition will have limited availability and the digital version will only be available for pre-order. Physical versions will be available in select regions and select retailers while stocks last.
In the U.S. and Canada, players can also purchase a limited version of the WNBA Edition as a GameStop exclusive, featuring Phoenix Mercury's two-time Kia WNBA Finals MVP, three-time WNBA Champion, WNBA all-time leading scorer, and five-time Olympic gold medalist, Diana Taurasi, along with Seattle Storm’s four-time WNBA Champion, thirteen-time WNBA All-Star, WNBA all-time assists leader, and five-time Olympic gold medalist, Sue Bird. The WNBA Edition will also include Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi’s WNBA jerseys as in-game bonus content. Additionally, NBA 2K is partnering with Every Kid Sports to support greater representation of women in basketball with a $100,000 donation, providing the registration fees for over 550 girls to participate in youth sports across the US.
Developed by Visual Concepts, NBA 2K23 is planned for release on September 9, 2022.