14 Jul 2021 2:29 PM +00:00

NBA 2K22 covers, release date, and more revealed

NBA 2K22 has finally been announced, and along with it we've now got three amazing cover designs with multiple cover athletes.

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With tons of news breaking today, here's everything we've learned about NBA 2K22 including cover stars, release date, price, and more!

Latest - NBA 2K22 teaser trailer released

In addition to all of the other major news today, we've also gotten an official teaser trailer!

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While we didn't get to see any gameplay, this is our first glimpse of what we can expect from NBA 2K22 and things are just getting more exciting from here!

NBA 2K22 reveals Luka Doncic as cover athlete and 75th Anniversary Edition trio

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Arguably the biggest news of the day is that 22-year-old Slovenian star Luka Doncic of the Dallas Mavericks is the Standard Edition cover athlete for NBA 2K22.

Doncic has also gotten an additional cover design where he is featured on the Cross-Gen Digital Bundle, which specifically provides the Standard Edition to players on both current gen and next gen consoles (either PS4 & PS5 or Xbox One & Xbox Series X|S).

In celebration of the NBA's founding, the special version of NBA 2K22 is the 75th Anniversary Edition, and it features three legendary big men in Dirk Nowitzki, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Kevin Durant.

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REVEALED: The covers for NBA 2K22 are absolutely stunning

These three breathtaking art pieces were all painted by Atlanta-based artist Charly Palmer, who is most well known for having his work featured on the cover of TIME Magazine in July of 2020.

We also learned that WNBA Champion and the Chicago Sky's own Candace Parker will be the first female cover athlete in series history, as she's receiving an exclusive special version of the Standard Edition available only in North America through GameStop and EB Games.

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WNBA: Candace Parker reps the women's league with the first female cover

Meanwhile, Washington Wizards star Rui Hachimura, who was the first Japanese player to be drafted in the first round back in 2019 and the first Japanese player to reach the playoffs, is getting a special Standard Edition cover available only in Japan.

NBA 2K22 release date and price revealed, you can pre order today

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The countdown is on, and the official NBA 2K22 release date is September 10, 2021!

Players will have three different versions of the game to choose from with their own distinct prices, starting with the Standard Edition.

On current gen consoles, which include PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC, the NBA 2K22 Standard Edition will cost £59.99 / $59.99.

On next gen, PS5 and Xbox Series X|S, the NBA 2K22 Standard Edition is priced at £64.99 / $69.99.

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CROSS-GEN: This bundle offers current gen and next gen with a lower price than the 75th Anniversary Edition

The Cross-Gen Digital Bundle will grant the Standard Edition for both next gen and current gen, but only within the same console family, so either PS4 & PS5 or Xbox One & Xbox Series X|S, and it is available for £74.99 / $79.99.

Finally, the NBA 2K22 75th Anniversary Edition is available for £84.99 / $99.99, will include both current gen and next gen versions of the game, and should have additional in-game rewards and bonuses that we've not learned details of just yet.

NBA 2K22 is available to pre order now on the official NBA 2K22 website or via the Microsoft Store and PlayStation Store.