Today, 2K have announced that the upcoming 20th Anniversary Edition of NBA 2K19 will feature none other than ‘The L-Train’, LeBron James, on its cover. They’ve also detailed what’s actually going to be a part of this special edition of the game.
The three-time NBA Champion, four-time NBA MVP and avid NBA 2K gamer LeBron James will be making his second cover appearance on an NBA 2K game. Akron’s favourite son will be alongside an artistic looking composition of words personally chosen by LeBron, each of which means something special to him, including “Strive for Greatness,” “Driven,” and “Equality.”
“It’s humbling to be on the 20th anniversary cover of a game I’ve played and loved since I was a little kid,” said James. “We were able to do something really unique for the cover that represents everything that drives me and inspires me – from my family to where I come from and words I live by. I’m honored my journey can be part of this special time in 2K history and I’m excited for fans to see it.”
Those purchasing the NBA 2K19 20th Anniversary Edition will receive the following digital items:
- 100,000 Virtual Currency
- 50,000 MyTEAM points
- 20 MyTEAM League Packs (one delivered per week)
- Sapphire LeBron James MyTEAM Card
- 10 MyTEAM Heat Check Packs (one delivered per week beginning at the start of the NBA season)
- 5 LeBron-themed murals for MyCOURT
- LeBron MyCOURT design
- King’s Collection – Nike LeBron apparel & footwear (25 pairs!)
In addition to the exclusive LeBron James themed content and items, everyone who purchases the NBA 2K19 20th Anniversary Edition will gain access to the game four days before the standard release, whilst those who pick up the physical version of it will also receive a LeBron NBA 2K19 poster, an NBA 2K sticker sheet and a custom wristband featuring LeBron’s chosen words. It’ll be available on 7th September for £84.99 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and digitally on Nintendo Switch and PC.
The NBA 2K19 Standard Edition looks set to arrive on 11th September on all of the platforms already mentioned. If you can’t wait that long, you might as well get a head start on NBA 2K19’s MyCAREER by downloading the all-new NBA 2K19: The Prelude from 31st August on Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
Do you agree with the choice of cover star? Are the extras in Anniversary Edition worth laying out the additional cash for? Get in touch!