The upcoming release of the NBA 2K24 video games has greatly intrigued NBA fans. Perhaps, the fact that Los Angeles Lakers legend and 5x NBA champion Kobe Bryant is set to appear as the cover athlete for several versions of the game. Since Bryant is beloved by many fans across the world, there are a large number of expectations that come with this year’s NBA 2K24 video game.
All the more so because this year also happens to be the 25th anniversary of the video game franchise. Veteran NBA and gaming fans might remember that the first version of NBA 2K was released in 1999. Hence, 2023’s version is called NBA 2K24.
With that being said, fans who are interested in these video games should undoubtedly want to know the differences between the various editions of the game and more details about each one. Therefore, we should take a better look and find out.
How many editions of NBA 2K24 will feature Kobe Bryant?
To those who do not know, NBA 2K plans to release quite a few editions to its 25th anniversary. According to the initial reports that have been made public, 4 editions will be released this year. With each different edition, fans can expect there to be different in-game bonuses.
The first and standardized edition will be called the NBA 2K24 Kobe Bryant edition. This time NBA 2K has decided to cater to those with both PlayStation and Xbox gaming consoles. Since it is the least expensive edition, there will be no in-game bonuses.
Original Photo vs. NBA 2K24 Cover pic.twitter.com/fFI4B7RbPB
— Hoops (@HoopMixOnly) July 12, 2023
The Kobe Bryant edition is expected to retail at $59.99 for PS4, Xbox 1, Nintendo Switch, and PC consoles. On the other hand, it will cost $69.99 for next-gen consoles such as PS5 and Xbox Series X/S.
The next edition that NBA 2K24 is expected to release caters to WNBA fans as well. It will be called the 2K24 WNBA edition and has Sabrina Ionescu as its featured athlete. It is also quite exclusive and will be limited to pre-orders in the United States and Canada. The WNBA edition is expected to cost $69.99.
The next highly anticipated edition is called the NBA 2K24 Black Mamba edition. Many fans should be aware of Kobe’s famous nickname. This edition will be released to further honor the Black Mamba and will be more expensive. It is estimated to cost $99.99 across all platforms and will allow gamers to start with 100,000 units of in-game virtual currency and other game bonuses for the increased price.
Sharing the Mamba Mentality with the next generation. Introducing #NBA2K24 cover athlete, Kobe Bryant.
💛 Kobe Bryant Edition
🐍 Black Mamba Edition
— NBA (@NBA) July 6, 2023
Finally, NBA 2K24 will release the NBA 2K24 25th Anniversary Edition as its most expensive edition. It will cost around $149.99. Some of the in-game bonuses include a 2-hour double XP, several promo packs, and 50,00 MyTEAM points, along with 100,000 units of in-game currency.