NBA 2K23 reveals All-Star Devin Booker as the Standard Edition cover athlete

We already told you about the GOAT Michael Jordan Received cover honors as this year’s legend for two specific covers of the yearbook NBA 2K series, and today we can unveil them Phoenix SunsDevin Booker as a cover athlete for the actual game.

It gets a little rough at times keeping up with all the covers and issues in this series. But hey, if you follow the NBA and their players… I mean, how many kick variations are there?

Here is some official information on the above, including local pricing:

Three-time shooting guard for the Phoenix Suns NBA All Starand 2021-22 Kia All-NBA First Team Selection, Devin Booker, will be featured at this year’s standard edition and across generations Digital deluxe edition. The legendary Michael Jordan – a six-time NBA champion and five-time Kia NBA Most Valuable Player and known as one of the greatest basketball players of all time – appears on the NBA 2K23 Michael Jordan Edition and the brand new one NBA 2K23 Championship Edition.

“It’s a dream to have me on the cover of NBA 2K,” Devin Booker said in a press release. “I’ve been a huge NBA 2K fan since I was a kid, and it’s surreal to finally join the exclusive club of basketball greats who were cover athletes. I’m also honored to share this year’s covers with the legendary Michael Jordan, who changed the game for all players after him, as well as two of all time WNBA GOATS, Diana Taurasi and Sue Vogelwho continue to have a major impact on the game.”

This year, NBA 2K23 will offer four editions of the game in a range of digital and physical formats: a Standard Edition, a cross-generational Digital Deluxe Edition, a Michael Jordan Edition, and a brand new, exclusive Championship Edition, which includes a 12-month subscription to the NBA League pass. All editions of NBA 2K23 are available for pre-order now and will be released worldwide on September 9th:

  • The Standard Edition will be available for AUD 99.95 / NZD 109.99 PlayStation 4 (PS4), Xbox One$89.95 AUD / $99.99 NZD up Nintendo switchand personal computer and $119.95 AUD / $129.99 NZD respectively PlayStation 5 (PS5) and Xbox Series X|S. Additionally, a special version of the Standard Edition is planned for this fall, recognizing the cross section of music and basketball culture. More information will be shared in the coming months.
  • Available for AUD 129.95 / NZD 139.99, the Digital Deluxe Edition gives players access to the Standard Edition for both generations of games within the same PlayStation and Xbox consoles; along with MyTEAM Content, including 10,000 MyTEAM Points; 10 MyTEAM tokens; 23 MyTEAM promo packs; Cover Star Players: Sapphire Devin Booker, Ruby Michael Jordan; Free Agent Option Pack; 1 Diamond Jordan shoe (not auctionable); and 1 Ruby Coach Card Pack; and MyCAREER Content, including 10x 6 types of MyCAREER Skill Boosts; 10x 3 types of Gatorade boosts; 2 Hour Double XP Coin; 4x MyCAREER T-Shirts; Backpack; Custom Design Cover Star Skateboard; and arm warmers;
  • The Michael Jordan Edition will be available for AUD 149.95 / NZD 159.99 on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch and PC and includes 100,000 virtual currency in addition to MyTEAM and MyCAREER content, the included in the digital are deluxe edition;
  • The all-new Championship Edition will be available for AUD 239.95 / NZD 249.99 on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC and includes a 12-month subscription to NBA League Pass; 10% XP boost to MyTEAM season progression; 10% XP boost to season progression in MyCAREER; and an exclusive Michael Jordan go-kart available at launch, in addition to the 100,000 virtual currencies, MyTEAM and MyCAREER content included with the Michael Jordan Edition. This edition will have limited availability and the digital version will only be available for pre-order. Physical versions will be available in select regions and select retailers while supplies last.
  • Dual Gen Access is included for the Digital Deluxe Edition, Michael Jordan Edition and Championship Edition for PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S platforms, providing a version of the game for each generation of consoles within the same console family.

“It was only fitting for Michael Jordan and Devin Booker to be the global cover stars of NBA 2K23,” said Alfie Brody, NBA 2K’s vice president of global marketing strategy. “Michael has established himself as one of the greatest athletes in history and his cross-generational impact on the game is remarkable. MJ’s accomplishments, coupled with Devin Booker’s young but already stellar career, will continue to inspire basketball fans around the world for years to come. It also goes without saying that this year’s WNBA cover celebrates two of the league’s standout players, Diana Taurasi and Sue Bird, who continue to make their mark on basketball history.”

That’s a lot of information, but every year this series gets more and more packed with features and unique attributes to suit everyone from the passing fan to the die-hard collector and everyone else in between.

Stay tuned for more on NBA 2K23 when it’s available.

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