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Published on July 11th, 2024 | by Adrian Gunning

Ball Over Everything: NBA 2K25 Features NBA Champion Jayson Tatum and Hall-of-Fame Legend Vince Carter as Cover Athletes

Today, 2K unveiled that five-time NBA All-Star Boston Celtics Forward and reigning NBA Champion Jayson Tatum will be the cover athlete for the NBA® 2K25 Standard Edition. Tatum will be featured alongside the back-to-back WNBA Champion, two-time WNBA MVP and six-time WNBA All-Star Las Vegas Aces Forward, A’ja Wilson as dual cover athletes for the NBA® 2K25 All-Star Edition. Wilson will also grace the cover of the NBA® 2K25 WNBA Edition, a GameStop Exclusive Physical Edition available in the US and Canada. The 2024 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Inductee, eight-time All-Star and two-time All-NBA Team and NBA dunk contest legend, Vince Carter, will be featured on the cover of the NBA 2K25 Hall of Fame Edition. NBA 2K25 will be available on September 6th on PlayStation®5 (PS5®), PlayStation®4 (PS4®), Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch.

“It’s an honour to be named a cover athlete for NBA 2K25,” said Jayson Tatum. “I’ve been playing NBA 2K since I was a kid and it’s been a dream to one day be on the cover. Even after coming off an NBA Championship, it’s humbling to see this come to life.”

“Being featured on the NBA 2K25 cover is a big moment for me and a testament to the ever-growing fandom of the WNBA,” said A’ja Wilson. “Seeing more and more WNBA athletes scanned into NBA 2K25 to best capture the style and confidence of the league has been empowering, and I can’t wait for fans to experience it in-game.”

“Between the honours NBA 2K and the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame have bestowed upon me, this year is an unforgettable one, making me pause with gratitude at my career,” said Vince Carter. “Being named a cover athlete would have always been a special moment for me, but it is a particular honour to be on the cover of the NBA 2K25 Hall of Fame Edition.”

With NBA 2K25, players will forge a dynasty in MyCAREER, compete in new MyTEAM modes, and, for those on New-Gen platforms, players will also experience an added sixth era in MyNBA, a more compact and interactive City, along with the chance to cement their G.O.A.T. status in The W. In addition to new updates in MyCAREER and MyTEAM, players on Current-Gen will experience an all new Neighborhood metropolis to explore where they will complete quests, earn rewards and eclipse their rivals.

The New-Gen version of NBA 2K25 is available on PS5, Xbox Series X|S and now supported on PC. Powered by enhanced ProPLAYTM technology, New-Gen NBA 2K25 delivers the franchise’s most true-to-life basketball experience yet, offering players the ultimate control in how they dominate the competition. Players on PC with compatible specs will now benefit from the enhanced realism of ProPLAYTM technology, and the ability to compete in modes such as MyNBA, The W and in The City. Crossplay will only be available on New-Gen consoles.

“In a year that showcases competition at the highest level – and in a play style that is uniquely one’s own – we’re thrilled to share Jayson, A’ja and Vince as the NBA 2K25 cover athletes” said Greg Thomas, President at Visual Concepts. “The development team has delivered another innovative experience for basketball lovers, setting up NBA 2K25 to be the next icon in this long-standing dynasty.”

NBA 2K25 will offer four editions of the game in various digital and physical formats: Standard Edition, a GameStop exclusive WNBA Edition that is available as a physical edition in the US and Canada, All-Star Edition, and a Hall of Fame Edition that is only on-sale through September 8 and includes a 12-month subscription to NBA League Pass*. All editions of NBA 2K25 are available for pre-order** now and will release worldwide on September 6:

  • The Standard Edition will be available for $119.95 AUD / $129.95 NZD on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox One, $99.95 AUD / $109.95 NZD on PC, and $89.95 AUD / $99.95 NZD on Nintendo Switch.

  • The WNBA Edition, a GameStop exclusive, will be available on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S and only available in North America (physical only).

  • The All-Star Edition will be available for $159.95 AUD / $169.95 NZD on PS5 & PS4, Xbox Series X|S & Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC. This edition includes 100,000 VC and MyTEAM content, 10 MyTEAM Player Cards (3 guaranteed to be 89 OVR), 3 Diamond Shoe Cards, 3 Takeover Boosts, and 1 Amethyst Coach Card; as well as MyCAREER content, including 150x Skill Boosts (25 Games), 75x Gatorade Boosts (25 Games), Jayson Tatum Cover Jersey, Jayson Tatum Electric Skateboard Skin, and a 2K25 Cover Stars Design T-Shirt.

  • The limited availability Hall of Fame Edition will be offered through September 8th for $239.95 AUD / $249.95 NZD on PS5 & PS4, Xbox Series X|S & Xbox One, and PC. The special Hall of Fame Edition includes everything in the All-Star Edition plus a MyCAREER Vince Carter Cover Jersey, a Season 1 Pro Pass with 4 upfront Pro Pass rewards and a 12-Month NBA League Pass Subscription*.

Visit the NBA 2K25 official website for a full breakdown of the SKU details, availability and more information. Stay tuned for additional announcements about the latest on NBA 2K25.


About the Author

agun@impulsegamer.com'

Adrian lives in Melbourne Australia and has a huge passion for gaming, technology and pop culture. He recently finished his a Bachelor of Journalism and is currently focusing on games journalism. When not writing and playing video games, Adrian can be found in Comics 'R' Us debating the pros of the DC Universe and cons of the Marvel Universe.



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