NBA 2K21 Pays Tribute To Kobe
NBA 2K21 has officially announced that the late legend, Kobe Bryant will be the face of two special Mamba Forever Edition covers to celebrate his legacy and pursuit of victory.
Each cover features one of his two jersey numbers, #24 & #8 covering the span of his lauded career. The next gen cover highlights his #24 jersey during his last game against Utah Jazz where he scored a roaring 60 points in April of 2016. Alongside Kobe, the covers will also feature Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard and Pelicans forward, Zion Williamson.
For 20 seasons, Kobe showed the world what possibilities lie ahead when remarkable talent blends with an absolute devotion to winning. With legendary, record breaking accomplishments, he has been one of the most extraordinary players in the history of the game.
Adam Silver, NBA Commissioner
This next generation game features extensive improvements throughout - from varying game modes to graphics and gameplay along with online community features and might prove to be a monumental leap forward for the franchise. The game publishers are also planning to connect the current and next-gen versions via a Shared VC wallet for the same console generation (PS4 - PS5 & Xbox One - Xbox Series X) that will allow players to carry over all their accumulated points, tokens and cards to the upgraded console as well.
Alfie Brody, Vice President of Global Marketing at NBA 2K
Zion Williamson, New Orleans Pelicans Star Rookie
The NBA 2K21 is set to release on September 4 on PS4, Nintendo Switch, Windows PC and Google Stadia, and will also be available for PS5 and Xbox Series X as a launch title. Pre-orders are now available on the NBA 2K website.