Thursday, July 07, 2022
2K has confirmed the third and final of the cover athletes for NBA 2K23 today, announcing that Phoenix Suns' shooting guard, three-time NBA All-Star, and 2021-22 All-NBA First Team selection, Devin Booker, will be the game's main cover star, appearing on both the Standard Edition and cross-gen Digital Deluxe Edition covers. A special Standard Edition is also set to launch “later this Fall”.
Booker joins Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan, who gets his own NBA 2K23 Michael Jordan Edition and Championship Edition covers, and WNBA stars Diana Taurasi and Sue Bird, who take up cover duties for the GameStop-exclusive WNBA Edition, only available in the US and Canada. Booker describes his role as cover star as a "dream come true".
“I’ve been a huge NBA 2K fan since I was a kid, and it’s surreal to finally join the exclusive club of basketball greats who’ve been cover athletes,” Booker remarked. “I’m also honoured to share this year’s covers with the iconic Michael Jordan, who changed the game for all players who came after him, as well as two of the all-time WNBA GOATs, Diana Taurasi and Sue Bird, who continue to make a huge impact on the game.”
NBA 2K23 is due to launch on 9th September, with the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Switch, and PC Standard Edition available for $69.99/£59.99/€69.99, or $79.99/£69.99/€79.99 for Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5. The NBA 2K23 Digital Deluxe Edition will cost $84.99/£74.99/€84.99, offering both current and last-gen versions of the game alongside various bonus MyTeam and MyCareer content.
The NBA 2K23 Michael Jordan Edition will include 100K of Virtual Currency and all MyTeam and MyCareer content from the Digital Deluxe Edition for $99.99/£89.99/€99.99, while the all-singing-all-dancing NBA 2K23 Championship Edition will set you back $149.99/£129.99/€149.99, with a 12-month NBA League Pass subscription, 10% XP MyTeam Boost, 10% XP MyCareer Boost, Michael Jordan-themed go-kart to use in My Career, and all of the bonuses from the Michael Jordan Edition.