It’s been eerily quiet on the NBA 2K22 front, but that changed on Thursday. The 25th Anniversary Edition release date and cover athlete(s) appear to have leaked, thanks to @2KIntel.
NBA 2K22 cover, release date, and more!
The leaked 2K22 cover/promo showcases a new art direction and three all-time basketball greats: former Lakers big man, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Mavericks legend, Dirk Nowitzki, and current Brooklyn Nets superstar, Kevin Durant. Nowitzki was previously rumored to be the cover star for 2K22‘s legends edition. However, he is now joined by two other seven-foot bucket-getters. Durant, of course, landed on the cover of one of the most well-regarded 2K offerings, NBA 2K15.
According to the leak, NBA 2K22 releases on September 10. By comparison, this puts it around the same time 2K21 dropped last year.
Excitement is building for 2K22. With just about two months until release, the summer should be flooded with news. The cover star of the standard edition has yet to be confirmed, but most signs are pointing towards 22 year-old Dallas phenom, Luka Doncic.
Outside of that, it’s hard to predict where Take-Two Interactive takes its basketball franchise from here. Last year, NBA 2K21 innovated in a major way by bringing The City to next-gen consoles. The 2K team also rebuilt the next-gen version from the ground up with the Impact Engine, and reworked badges. Hopefully, a new trailer pops up sooner rather than later. Fans are hoping that NBA 2K22 can further unlock the power of next-generation hardware and give us something truly special.
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