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WNBA Takes Center Stage: A’ja Wilson Co-Headlines Historic NBA 2K25 Cover

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NBA 2K25 Cover Reveal

For many it’s the cover stars that most excite, and with the upcoming launch of NBA 2K25, that is most certainly going to be the case. Today 2K reveal the athletes who will be front and centre of the next basketballing experience on PC and console, as well as game details and a whole plethora of different editions. 

A Dual Edition

With NBA 2K25 we see the debut of the first NBA and WNBA dual global covers, helping fans celebrate the growth of basketball. And that means this year we’ll see five-time NBA All-Star Boston Celtics Forward and reigning NBA Champion Jayson Tatum as 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.

From there, 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.

Whichever version you decide to pick up, NBA 2K25 will be available on September 6th Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, PC and Nintendo Switch. 

The cover stars speak

“It’s an honor 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 honors 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 honor to be on the cover of the NBA 2K25 Hall of Fame Edition.”  

All the NBA usuals

In NBA 2K25, the usuals will come to the fore. Players will forge a dynasty in MyCAREER, compete in new MyTEAM modes, and, for those on New-Gen platforms (Series X|S, PS5, although 2K are insistent on calling this New-Gen), they’ll 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 older gen consoles 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.”  

Which version of NBA 2K25 to buy?

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 8th and includes a 12-month subscription to NBA League Pass. 

  • The Standard Edition will be available for £69.99 on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, £59.99 on PC, and £49.99 on Nintendo Switch.  
  • The WNBA Edition, a GameStop exclusive, will be available for $69.99 on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S and only available in North America (physical only). 
  • The All-Star Edition will be available for £89.99 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 £129.99 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. 

So, will you be heading in to NBA 2K25 this September? Are you excited to see the cover stars front and centre? Which version of NBA 2K25 will you be buying? Drop your answers into the comments below. 

Neil Watton
Neil Wattonhttps://www.thexboxhub.com/
An Xbox gamer since 2002, I bought the big black box just to play Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee. I have since loved every second of the 360's life and am now just as obsessed with the Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S - mostly with the brilliant indie scene that has come to the fore. Gamertag is neil363, feel free to add me to your list.
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