First NBA 2K25 details include cover stars, mod updates, September release date


    2K has announced the first details for the latest edition of its annual NBA 2K series. NBA 2K25 will feature three different cover athletes in four different covers, depending on which edition you choose. In addition to revealing the cover art, 2K also provided the first screenshots and high-level details that players can expect.

    Headlining the core star lineup is Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum. Tatum, 26, is a five-time All-Star, a gold medalist in the 2020 Olympic Games, a member of the U.S. Men’s National Team for the 2024 Olympic Games, and is coming off his first NBA championship. Tatum lands on NBA 2K25 Standard Edition.

    Meanwhile, those who purchase NBA 2K25 WNBA Edition will see Las Vegas Aces forward A’ja Wilson on their cover. Wilson is coming off back-to-back championships with the Aces. She won Finals MVP honors for the 2023 championship and is a two-time WNBA MVP and six-time All-Star. Wilson also won a gold medal at the 2020 Olympic Games and will represent the United States again at the 2024 Olympic Games. Together, Tatum and Wilson co-headline the NBA 2K25 All-Star Edition.

    The final NBA 2K25 cover athlete is recent Hall of Fame inductee, eight-time NBA All-Star, and winner of the legendary 2000 NBA Dunk Contest, Vince Carter. Carter covers the NBA 2K25 Hall of Fame Edition. You can see all four covers below.

    This year’s entry marks the return of the MyCareer mode with fresh updates and new MyTeam modes. For the new generation versions on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC (for those with compatible features), players can expect an additional sixth era in MyNBA, a more compact and interactive city, and the return of women. Focused Mod W Crossplay will also be offered on the new generation version.

    For those debating which version to get, you can see what each one includes below. It’s worth noting that the Hall of Fame Edition will only be available until September 8.

    Standard Edition

    $70 on PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, Xbox One, and PC
    $60 on Switch
    Available digital and physical

    • Contains the base game.
    • Features Jayson Tatum on the cover

    WNBA edition

    $70 on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S
    Just physical
    Exclusive to GameStop [disclosure: GameStop is Game Informer’s parent company]only available in North America.

    • Contains the base game.
    • Features A’ja Wilson on the cover

    All Star Edition

    $100 on PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, Xbox One, Switch and PC

    • Contains the base game.
    • Features Jayson Tatum and A’ja Wilson on the cover
    • 100,000 VC
    • MyTeam content, including 10 MyTeam Player Cards (3 guaranteed 89 OVR), 3 Diamond Show Cards, 3 Takeover Boosts, and 1 Amethyst Coach Card
    • MyCareer content, including 150 Skill Boosts (25 games), 75 Gatorade Boosts (25 games), Jayson Tatum Cover Jersey, Jayson Tatum Electric Skateboard Skin, and 2K25 Cover Stars Design T-shirt

    Hall of Fame Edition

    $150 on PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, Xbox One, and PC
    On sale until September 8 only

    • All Star Edition includes everything.
    • Features Vince Carter on the cover
    • MyCareer Vince Carter Core Jersey
    • Season 1 Pro Pass with 4 upfront Pro Pass rewards
    • 12-month NBA League Pass subscription

    NBA 2K25 comes to PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Switch on September 6. For what last year’s entry did and didn’t do well, check out our review here.


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