The exclusive NBA 2K23 edition arrives in Apple Arcade in October with the brand new “Greatest” mode

Apple Arcade saw the launch of the NBA 2K franchise on the platform back in 2021, and NBA 2K22 followed last year. Now Apple has announced that NBA 2K23 will be coming to its gaming service in October, featuring everything you love about the franchise plus a brand new “Greatest” mode.

Apple has added NBA 2K23 Arcade Edition to its “Coming Soon” list of titles in the Arcade tab of the App Store.

With an expected launch date of October 18th, the hit NBA 2K franchise is bringing an exclusive version of the game to Apple Arcade for this year’s release. This includes a brand new “Greatest” mode.

“Coming soon to Apple Arcade; NBA 2K23 Arcade Edition is the latest title in the world famous NBA 2K series. Test your skills exclusively in Apple Arcade in the brand new “Greatest” mode. Complete challenges and rack up points to see who really is the best finisher, shooter, playmaker or defender in the NBA. For the first time you can compete against the 20 “Greatest of All Time” NBA players from the 76th NBA season like Devin Booker, Kevin Durant and Luka Doncic, and NBA legends like Michael Jordan, Shaquille O’Neal and Dirk Nowitzki.”

You can tap “Get” in the game’s Apple Arcade listing here to automatically download it once it’s available on October 18th.

Key Features of NBA 2K23 Arcade Edition

My carreer:

  • Start your NBA journey – from young rookie to NBA legend
  • Create your player and choose physical attributes such as height, span, weight, playstyle and more
  • Choose your position and play on your favorite NBA team
  • Change your stats and build: become a 3-dot specialist, or dominate and dive into color
  • Enter your own private MyCOURT and practice exercises and tutorials to improve your skills

The Union:

  • Become the GM and Head Coach of your favorite NBA franchise and build your NBA dream team in The Association
  • Manage your NBA roster and make trades, sign free agents, scout up-and-coming talent, and control your team’s finances

Quick Match Modes:

  • Test your skills with authentic basketball gameplay, choose your favorite NBA team and compete in 5v5 basketball matches against rivals from across the NBA
  • Blacktop Mode: Choose your favorite players and play street basketball in 1v1, 3v3 or 5v5 game modes

Online multiplayer mode:

  • Choose one of 30 NBA teams and take on a friend in 3v3 street basketball in Blacktop mode
  • Online Multiplayer Games: Play real-time PVP basketball in online matches

Cross-platform gameplay:

  • Play alone or against friends via iCloud – on your iPhone, iPad, Mac or Apple TV.
  • Compatibility with Xbox or PS DualShock controllers

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