NBA 2K25 Arrives This September With Cover Athletes Jayson Tatum, A’ja Wilson, and Vince Carter


Posted on July 10, 2024 by Nick Moreno

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While the annual releases marked with this year already arrived in 2023, 2K does not hesitate on the next entries for its sports titles. Shaking things up, players did welcome in TopSpin 2K25 earlier this April. After years since the last major release for the sport, 2K & Hanger13 Studios delivered a new release with Roger Federer, Serena Williams, Carlos Alcaraz, Iga Świątek, and Francis Tiafoe as featured cover athletes.

Additionally, there is a separate long-awaited title published by 2K announced recently. 2K & Firaxis Games announced Civilization VII is in development officially. Although no release window provided, it is coming to Xbox, PlayStation, Switch, and PC. What’s more, in due time 2K is to announce the next game in the NBA 2K series after the latest commemorating the late Kobe Bryant.

This week, 2K & Visual Concepts announced NBA 2K25. The new game is set to release this September and will feature Jayson Tatum, A’ja Wilson, and Vince Carter as the cover athletes for the new release. There will be four editions to purchase: NBA 2K25 Standard Edition,  NBA 2K25 WNBA Edition,  NBA 2K25 All-Star Edition, and  NBA 2K25 Hall of Fame Edition.

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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. 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.

Greg Thomas, Visual Concepts President

“It’s an honor to be named a cover athlete for NBA 2K25. 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,” Tatum shares in the press release. ”Being featured on the NBA 2K25 cover is a big moment for me and a testament to the ever-growing fandom of the WNBA,” Wilson adds.

“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.” Carter also injectss, “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.

“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.” How excited are you for NBA 2K25?

NBA 2K25 ships September 6, 2024 for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

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