NBA 2K24 launches worldwide with Kobe Bryant as cover star

Kobe Bryant graces the cover of NBA 2K24, which introduces ProPLAY, crossplay, MAMBA MOMENTS and more.

The latest edition of the popular NBA video game simulation series, NBA 2K24, is now available worldwide for fans of basketball and gaming. The game features Kobe Bryant, one of the greatest players of all time, as the cover athlete for two special editions. It also introduces new technologies and modes that enhance the realism and competition of the game.

NBA 2K24 is the 25th-anniversary edition of the NBA 2K series, which has been praised as the top-rated NBA video game simulation series for years. The game is available on various platforms, including PlayStation 5 (PS5), PlayStation 4 (PS4), Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

The game celebrates the legacy of Kobe Bryant, who passed away in 2020 in a tragic helicopter crash. Bryant was an 18-time All-Star, five-time NBA Champion, two-time Finals MVP, two-time Olympic Gold Medalist, and all-time leading scorer for the Los Angeles Lakers and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer. He is featured as the cover athlete for the KOBE BRYANT Edition and the BLACK MAMBA Edition of NBA 2K24.

NBA 2K24 Kobe Bryant cover

The KOBE BRYANT Edition costs USD 59.99 on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC and USD 69.99 on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S. The BLACK MAMBA Edition costs USD 99.99 on all platforms. There is also a limited availability 25th Anniversary Edition that costs USD 149.99 on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC.

The game also features Sabrina Ionescu, a WNBA All-Star, NCAA all-time triple-doubles leader, and New York Liberty guard, as the cover athlete for the exclusive GameStop version of the game, the NBA 2K24 WNBA Edition. This edition is only available in the U.S. and Canada.

NBA 2k24 Sabrina Ionescu

NBA 2K24 boasts a series of innovations that make the game more realistic and competitive than ever before. One of the most notable features is ProPLAY, a new technology that uses actual NBA footage to create animations and movements for the game. ProPLAY is only available on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S and delivers a generational leap in authenticity.

Another new feature is crossplay functionality, which allows players to compete with each other across different platforms. Crossplay is also only available on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S and requires an NBA 2K Account, internet connection, and separate online console subscription.

The game also introduces a new mode called MAMBA MOMENTS, which lets players relive some of Kobe Bryant’s most memorable performances during his career. Players can recreate his early career triumphs as a young phenom, and progress through his transcendent journey from elite scorer to one of the greatest players of all time.

Other new features include:

  • A brand-new beachfront City for PS5 and Xbox Series X|S players to explore and play in.
  • A new Season Pass system that combines MyCAREER and MyTEAM into one unified rewards system.
  • A revamped interior defense and dribble combo system that rewards skill-based actions and effectiveness.
  • A new MyNBA Lite mode that simplifies the main mode for casual players who just want to make a few moves and get on with the action.
  • A new Pursuit of Greatness feature for PS5 and Xbox Series X|S players to take on their rivals in The W mode and climb the ranks with the GOAT meter that tracks in-game performance.

For more information on NBA 2K24, please visit the NBA 2K24 official website. Follow NBA 2K on TikTok, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook for the latest NBA 2K24 news.

Bryan is a geek at heart and a tech enthusiast by choice. He has a strong background in corporate communications, marketing services, and customer relations having worked in the telecommunications and banking sectors for over two decades. In his spare time, he enjoys watching clips on YouTube and binge watching shows on Netflix.

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