First NBA 2K25 details include cover stars, mod updates, September release date

2K has announced the first details on the new edition of its annual NBA 2K series. NBA 2K25 will feature three separate cover athletes on four different covers depending on which edition you choose. In addition to revealing the cover art, 2K also provided the first screenshots and high-level details of the upgrades players can expect.

Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum headlines the cover star lineup. Tatum, 26, is a five-time All-Star, a gold medalist in the 2020 Olympic Games, a member of the US Men’s National Team for the 2024 Olympic Games and is coming off his first NBA Championship. Tatum lands in NBA 2K25 Standard Edition.

Meanwhile, those who purchase the NBA 2K25 WNBA Edition will see Las Vegas Aces forward Aja Wilson on their home page. Wilson is coming off back-to-back championships with the Aces. She won Finals MVP honors for the 2023 championship and is a two-time WNBA MVP and six-time All-Star. Wilson won a gold medal at the 2020 Olympic Games and will represent the United States again at the 2024 Olympic Games. Together, Tatum and Wilson co-headlined the NBA 2K25 All-Star Edition.

The final NBA 2K25 cover athlete is recent Hall of Fame inductee, eight-time NBA All-Star, and legendary 2000 NBA Dunk Contest winner Vince Carter. Carter graces the cover of the NBA 2K25 Hall of Fame Edition. You can see all four covers below.

This year’s entry marks the return of the MyCareer mode with new updates and new MyTeam modes. For the new-gen versions on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC (for those with compatible specs), players can expect an additional sixth era in MyNBA, a more compact and interactive city, and a women’s-focused mode W. Crossplay will also be offered in the new-gen versions. .

For those debating which version to get, you can see what’s included in each below. It’s worth noting that the Hall of Fame edition will only be available until September 8.

standard version

$70 on PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, Xbox One, and PC
$60 on the Switch
Available digitally and physically

  • Includes base game
  • Featuring Jayson Tatum on the cover

WNBA edition

$70 on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S
Physical only
Exclusive to GameStop (Disclosure: GameStop is the parent company of Game Informer), available only in North America

  • Includes base game
  • A’ja Wilson features on the cover

All-Star Edition

$100 on PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, Xbox One, Switch and PC

  • Includes base game
  • Features Jayson Tatum and Aja Wilson on the cover
  • 100,000 VC
  • MyTeam content including 10 MyTeam Player Cards (3 guaranteed 89 OVR), 3 Diamond Shoe Cards, 3 Takeover Boosts and 1 Amethyst Coach Card
  • MyCareer content including 150 Skill Boosts (25 games), 75 Gatorade Boosts (25 games), Jayson Tatum Cover Jersey, Jayson Tatum Electric Skateboard Skin, and 2K25 Cover Stars Design T-Shirt

Hall of Fame Edition

$150 on PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, Xbox One and PC
On sale till September 8 only

  • All-Star Edition includes everything
  • Vince Carter features on the cover
  • MyCareer Vince Carter Cover Jersey
  • Season 1 Pro Pass with 4 advance Pro Pass rewards
  • 12-month NBA League Pass subscription

NBA 2K25 arrives on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and Switch on September 6. For what last year’s entry did and didn’t do well, check out our review here.

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