NBA 2K21

NBA 2K21 Box Art

NBA 2K21 is the latest installment in 2K Games’ popular basketball sim series that is said to bring best-in-class graphics and gameplay, varied game modes, and competitive and community online features.

It will be available on both current and next-gen consoles, but instead of free cross-generation upgrades, 2K is opting for separate versions of the game. These include the Standard Edition for current-gen platforms, the Standard Edition for Xbox Series X or PlayStation 5, and the pricier Mamba Forever Edition that grants access to both. Let’s take a closer look.

Standard Edition – Current-Gen ($59.99)

NBA 2K21 - Standard Edition

The standard Edition features Portland Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard on its cover and comes with the following pre-order bonuses:

  • 5,000 Virtual Currency
  • 5,000 MyTEAM Points
  • 10 MyTEAM Promo packs (delivered one a week)
  • 9 MyCAREER Skill Boosts
  • 5 pair Shoe Collection
  • Damian Lillard Digital Collection
    • Lillard MyTEAM Free Agent Card
    • Custom Lillard MyPLAYER T-shirt
    • Tissot Chrono XL NBA Watch for MyPLAYER

Mamba Forever Edition – Current-Gen ($99.99)

NBA 2K21 - Mamba Forever Edition

The Mamba Forever Edition features the Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant on its cover. Let’s start with the extra in-game content for current-gen consoles and PC:

  • 100,000 Virtual Currency
  • 10,000 MyTEAM Points
  • 10 MyTEAM Tokens
  • 60 MyCAREER Skill Boosts
  • 30 Gatorade Boosts
  • 40 MyTEAM Promo Packs (10 at launch, then 3 per week)
  • Sapphire Damian Lillard and Zion Williamson MyTEAM cards
  • MyPLAYER Shoe Collection
  • MyPLAYER backpack
  • Kobe Bryant Digital Collection
    • 5 MyPLAYER Shoes
    • 3 MyPLAYER Jerseys
    • Black Mamba MyPLAYER Uniform
    • Rookie Lakers MyTEAM Jerseys
    • Black Mamba custom MyTEAM Jerseys
    • Sapphire Kobe MyTEAM Card (Evos to Ruby)
    • 5 MyTEAM Shoes (Incl. 1 Diamond)

On top of that, this edition entitles current Xbox and PlayStation owners to a copy of the NBA 2K21 Standard Edition for next-gen consoles with minor bonuses:

  • Digital Standard Edition for PS5 or Xbox Series X
    • 100K bonus VC
    • Zion Williamson Digital Collection

Lastly, there’s an additional reward if you pre-order:

  • Damian Lillard Digital Collection
    • Lillard MyTEAM Free Agent Card
    • Custom Lillard MyPLAYER T-shirt
    • Tissot Chrono XL NBA Watch for MyPLAYER

Standard Edition – Next-Gen ($69.99)

NBA 2K21 - Next-Gen Standard Edition

If you’re prepared to wait a while for a better visual experience, you have the option of pre-ordering NBA 2K21 for the upcoming Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 consoles. At $70, the next-gen Standard Edition is pricier than we’re used to, which we hope won’t become a trend. Starring New Orleans Pelicans’ Zion Williamson on the cover, it includes according pre-order bonuses:

  • 5,000 Virtual Currency
  • 5,000 MyTEAM Points
  • 10 MyTEAM Promo packs (delivered one a week)
  • 9 MyCAREER Skill Boosts
  • 5 pair Shoe Collection
  • Zion Williamson Digital Collection
    • Zion MyTEAM Free Agent Card
    • Zion New Orleans Pelicans MyPLAYER Jersey
    • Zion MyPLAYER Dunk Animation Package

Mamba Forever Edition – Next-Gen ($99.99)

NBA 2K21 - Next-Gen Mamba Forever Edition

In the case of the Mamba Forever Edition for Xbox Series X or PlayStation 5, you get the same extras as before, except on your next-gen platform:

  • 100,000 Virtual Currency
  • 10,000 MyTEAM Points
  • 10 MyTEAM Tokens
  • 60 MyCAREER Skill Boosts
  • 30 Gatorade Boosts
  • 40 MyTEAM Promo Packs (10 at launch, then 3 per week)
  • Sapphire Damian Lillard and Zion Williamson MyTEAM cards
  • MyPLAYER Shoe Collection
  • MyPLAYER 72 HR 2X REP Boost
  • MyPLAYER backpack and ball
  • Kobe Bryant Digital Collection
    • 5 MyPLAYER Shoes
    • 3 MyPLAYER Jerseys
    • Black Mamba MyPLAYER Uniform
    • Rookie Lakers MyTEAM Jerseys
    • Black Mamba custom MyTEAM Jerseys
    • Sapphire Kobe MyTEAM Card (Evos to Ruby)
    • 5 MyTEAM Shoes (Incl. 1 Diamond)

Similarly to its current-gen counterpart, this edition also enables you to play NBA 2K21‘s base version on current platforms within the same console family:

  • Digital Standard Edition for PS4 or Xbox One
    • Damian Lillard Digital Collection

And, finally, there is also a reward for pre-ordering:

  • Zion Williamson Digital Collection
    • Zion MyTEAM Free Agent Card
    • Zion New Orleans Pelicans MyPLAYER Jersey
    • Zion MyPLAYER Dunk Animation Package

Pre-Order Bonuses

To top it off, there are exclusive retailer pre-order bonuses that you can acquire irrespective of the game’s edition:

  • Best Buy – free SteelBook case with Mamba Forever Editions:

NBA 2K21 - SteelBook Case

  • PlayStation Store – exclusive theme and 2 additional MyTEAM Promo Packs

NBA 2K21 launches September 4, 2020 on PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC, and Google Stadia. The next-gen PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X versions are scheduled to come out this holiday season.

Comments

  • LiamRobertsonSUCKS's avatar
    LiamRobertsonSUCKS
    July 4, 2020 at 01:11

    Yikes… 2K/Take-Two Interactive are really trying to gouge the gaming community.
    Too bad casuals and die-hard Sports fans will (very likely) eat this up…

  • Preston Tate's avatar
    Preston Tate
    August 10, 2020 at 09:47

    I pre ordered the mamba edition how do I get the playstation theme?

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