2K has announced the face of the upcoming 20th Anniversary edition of their flagship NBA title. None other than the three-time NBA Champion, four-time NBA MVP LeBron James will have his face plastered on the cover of NBA 2K19 20th Anniversary edition for PS4 and Xbox One once it releases this September.
Here’s what James had to say about this partnership with 2K:
“It’s humbling to be on the 20th anniversary cover of a game I’ve played and loved since I was a little kid.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.”
Furthermore, along with exclusive LeBron James exclusive content, players who pick up the 20th Anniversary Edition will be able to play the game four days early; on September 7.
“This year marks the 30th anniversary for the development team at Visual Concepts and the 20th for the NBA 2K series, so it was important to commemorate this milestone by partnering with the most iconic athlete of this generation in LeBron James,” said Alfie Brody, Vice President of Marketing for NBA 2K. “LeBron’s carefully crafted wording on the NBA 2K19 20th Anniversary Edition cover encapsulates the passion and drive that have elevated him to all-time greatness making him the perfect cover star.”
The unique 20th Anniversary Edition includes the following digital items:
- 100,000 Virtual Currency;
- 50,000 MyTEAM points;
- 20 MyTEAM League Packs (delivered one a week)
- Sapphire LeBron James MyTEAM Card;
- 10 MyTEAM Heat Check Packs (delivered one a 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!)
Those who opt to pick up the retail version of the 20th Anniversary edition will also get:
- LeBron NBA 2K19 poster;
- NBA 2K sticker sheet;
- Custom Wristband featuring LeBron’s chosen words
NBA 2K19 20th Anniversary Edition will be available September 7, 2018 both digitally and at retail for PS4 and Xbox One. Unfortunately, PC and Switch players will have to rely on a digital version only. The standard edition of the game, out September 11, will be available digitally and at retail for PC, PS4 and Xbox One. Once again, the only option for Switch owners will be a digital version.