*UPDATED* NBA 2K21 Release Date CONFIRMED: Reveal TODAY, Kobe Bryant, Cover Athletes confirmed, Trailer & more

We now know when the next instalment from 2K is arriving, along with a brand new trailer.

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NBA 2K21 is blowing up, as the countdown to the next basketball titles builds up.

Here’s when you can get your hands on the game.

GET MAMBA EDITION NBA 2K21 HERE!

Latest news – Pre-orders Open

Pre-orders are now available following all three cover stars being revealed along with the release date.

PRE-ORDER NOW: NBA 2K21 Mamba Forever Edition on PS4

Read on to see the stars who will front up the NBA 2K21 campaign.

NBA 2K21 release date

The official release date for NBA 2K21 is Friday, 4 September.

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SLAM DUNK: NBA 2K21 is set to be the biggest game yet from 2K

That’s only for current gen consoles though, with the game set to be available at launch on PS5 and Xbox Series X.

GET MAMBA EDITION NBA 2K21 HERE!

Cover athlete

Who will be on the cover is always a big question when it comes to sports games.

2K has announced that Damian Lillard will be the cover star for current-generation platforms.

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BLAZING – Damian Lillard is the standard edition cover star

PRE-ORDER NOW: NBA 2K21 Mamba Forever Edition on Xbox One

For Next Gen, up and coming star Zion Williamson will grace the cover.

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BREAKTHROUGH – The Pelican Zion Williamson is fiitingly the Next Gen cover star

PRE-ORDER NOW: NBA 2K21 Mamba Forever Edition on PS5

The Mamba Forever Edition goes to the legend that is Kobe Bryant.

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MAMBA FOREVER – The Kobe covers for current (L) and Next (R) Gen

The Standard Edition is priced at £59.99 / $59.99, Next Gen £64.99 / $69.99 and Mamba Forever Edition at £84.99 / $99.99.

PRE-ORDER NOW: NBA 2K21 Mamba Forever Edition on Xbox Series X

Kobe Bryant’s version also entitles you to a free upgrade to Next Gen consoles.

Trailer

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