As expected, it is the iconic Kobe Bryant, but NBA 2K's tribute goes beyond one piece of cover art.
Keep reading for more details.
Legend Edition becomes Mamba Forever Edition
The top tier edition of NBA 2K is normally labelled the Legend Edition.
That will change this year, as 2K rename it the Mamba Forever Edition in memory of the amazing Kobe Bryant.
Priced at £84.99, the Mamba Forever Edition doesn't come cheap, however there are bonuses.
Dual Access for Mamba Forever Edition
The Mamba Forever Edition will guarantee next-gen access!
That means if you buy it on release day for PS4 or Xbox One you can play it straight away on your next-gen console (as long as you don't jump across families).
There will also be pre-order bonuses, probably focused around MyTEAM.
Release date announced
Along with the reveal of Kobe Bryant is the confirmation of the release date for NBA 2K21.
The game will arrive on 4 September!
No early access has been mentioned with the Mamba Forever Edition.