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18 Sep 2020

*UPDATED* NBA 2K21 Editions: PS5 Showcase, Current-Gen Standard, Mamba Forever, Next Gen - PS5 Release Date, Xbox Series X

*UPDATED* NBA 2K21 Editions: PS5 Showcase, Current-Gen
Standard, Mamba Forever, Next Gen - PS5 Release Date, Xbox Series
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There are a few different options for purchasing NBA 2K21 with three editions. What do they offer?

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Latest News - PS5 Showcase Reveals Release Date

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Standard Edition

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Next-gen Standard Edition

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Mamba Forever Edition

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Current-Gen Gameplay Trailer!

NBA 2K21 could very well be the best game of the series.

There are three different editions of NBA 2K21 you can purchase, here are all the details.

Latest News - PS5 Showcase Reveals Release Date

We now know when we will have access to NBA 2K21 on PS5!

PS5 release dates

STAGGERED: Some regions will be annoyed watching others play PS5 a week early

Sony announced a staggered release schedule for the console, so some lucky regions will have it as early as 12 November, while others will have to wait for 19 November.

Standard Edition

NBA 2K games traditionally feature three editions. This year there is really only two.

The Current-Gen Standard Edition, fronted by Damian Lillard on current-generation platforms, will cost $59.99 / £59.99.

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DAME: Lillard gets the cover spot for PS4 & Xbox One

2K has also confirmed that Xbox players who buy the Standard Edition on Xbox One will be able to play on Xbox Series X via backwards compatibility.

The same functionality has not been confirmed for PS4 players.

Next-gen Standard Edition

If you want to wait until the PS5 and Xbox Series X arrive then you can.

The next-gen Standard Edition will have Zion Williamson on the cover, but costs a little more.

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THE FUTURE: Zion is the future of the NBA

At £64.99, 2K has perhaps made the first announcement in the price jump gamers could see when next-gen finally arrives.

You can book in your NBA 2K21 PS5 pre-order and Xbox Series X pre-order already!

Pre-order bonuses

If you pre-ordered (on Xbox One or PS4) you get:

  • 5000 Virtual Currency
  • 5000 MyTEAM Points
  • 10 MyTEAM Promo packs (Delivered one a week)
  • 9 MyCAREER Skill Boosts
  • 5 pair Shoe Collection
  • Cover Athlete Digital Collection

You can also get GAME-exclusives – NBA / LayUp Basketballs, and 5K VC & 6 additional skill boosts for MyPLAYER are only available when you Pre-Order any physical copy of NBA 2K21 in-store or at game.co.uk.

Mamba Forever Edition

The second distinct edition of NBA 2K21 is the Mamba Forever Edition.

This Kobe Bryant tribute edition replaces the Legend Edition for NBA 2K21.

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TWO FOR ONE: The left cover is for current-gen, the right for next-gen

Coming in at $99.99 / £84.99 the Mamba Forever Edition isn't cheap.

However, it also comes with Dual Access, meaning you won't have to buy the game again on next-gen. If you buy the game for the first time on next-gen, it will also be playable on the current-gen!

With Pre-Orders now over - you have unfortunately missed the boat to channel the Black Mamba - unless you move for the Next Gen version!

Mamba Forever Edition bonuses

Mamba Forever Edition includes:

  • 100,000 Virtual Currency
  • 10,000 MyTEAM Points
  • 10 MyTEAM Tokens
  • 60 MyCAREER Skill Boosts
  • 40 MyTEAM Promo Packs (10 at launch, then 3 per week)
  • 2 Sapphire MyTEAM Standard Edition Cover Athlete Cards 
  • MyPLAYER Shoe Collection
  • MyPLAYER 72 HR 2X REP Boost
  • Backpack and basketball for MyPLAYER/Neighborhood
  • Mamba Forever Edition Cover Athlete Digital Collection

Pre-order bonuses

If you pre-ordered (on Xbox One or PS4) you get:

  • 5000 Virtual Currency
  • 5000 MyTEAM Points
  • 10 MyTEAM Promo packs (Delivered one a week)
  • 9 MyCAREER Skill Boosts
  • 5 pair Shoe Collection
  • Cover Athlete Digital Collection

Current-Gen Gameplay Trailer!

NBA 2K21 have done it again with an awesome new current-gen gameplay trailer to rally fans into a frenzy!

WATCH THE LATEST TRAILER BELOW