2K Sports has revealed the cover athlete for NBA 2K22. Much like last year's title, multiple athletes will grace different editions of the game. The cover athlete for NBA 2K22 Standard Edition is Mavericks star Luka Doncic. The NBA 2K22 75th Anniversary Edition cover athletes are Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Dirk Nowitzki, and Kevin Durant. The 25th WNBA Anniversary edition cover athlete is Candace Parker, making her the first WNBA player to grace the cover of NBA 2K.
Mavericks star point guard Luka Doncic is coming off his third season in the NBA, having already become an All-NBA player and making two All-Star games. Luka Doncic and Dirk Nowitzki both are making history as the first Maverick players to be on a 2K cover. The Standard Edition will release on September 22nd on PC, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One for $59.99. The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X versions will release for $69.99 and a cross-gen bundle will be available for $79.99.
The NBA 2K22 75th Anniversary Edition features three generations of star players on the cover, illustrated by Atlanta artist Charly Palmer, whose work has also graced the cover of Time Magazine. The 75th Anniversary Edition will be priced at $99.99 and is expected to come with a variety of bonuses including 100,000 VC.
The 2K22 25th WNBA Anniversary Edition may be a little bit difficult to obtain. As of now, it is a Gamestop physical exclusive, meaning it will only be available in stores. On top of that, the edition will only be available for next-gen consoles PlayStation 4 and Xbox Series X for $69.99. The edition will feature the first WNBA cover athlete, making this one an instant collectible.
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