Damian Lillard och Zion Willliamson är också omslagsstjärnor för spelet.

2K avslöjade i somras sin första omslagsstjärna för det kommande spelet “NBA 2K21”. Portland Trail Blazers-spelaren Damian Lillard, även känd under rap-aliaset Dame D.O.L.L.A. Han blev den första av tre basketstjärnor att presenteras, sonm frontar spelet ute i butik fredag 4:e september.

“This is a special moment for me in my NBA career. I’ve been a fan of NBA 2K for years and love how they represent all aspects of basketball culture. I’ve been playing 2K my whole life and I’m honored to join the other NBA greats who have been on the cover. I’m grateful to all my fans and can’t wait for everyone to experience this game later this year”, säger Lillard i ett pressutskick.

Efter att Lillard presenterats följde även Zion Williamson och legendaren Kobe Bryant. Den sistnämde avled i vintras och hedras genom att “Legend Edition” får titeln “Mamba Forever Edition”. Alfie Brody, på NBA 2K, säger i ett pressmeddelande:

“Each of our cover athletes represent different eras of the game of basketball – Damian Lillard dominates the court today, Zion Williamson is a standard bearer for the next generation of NBA superstar and what more could be said about Kobe? Three athletes representing the current, future and storied history of the game. Today’s exciting announcement is just the first of many for NBA 2K21; it’s going to be a huge year for basketball fans and NBA 2K gamers.”

Det nya spelet har flera nyheter som sammanfattas enligt nedan av 2K Sports:

* Realer than Ever – With enhancements across its visual presentation, player AI, game modes, and much more, NBA 2K21 continues to push the boundaries as the most authentic, realistic basketball video game experience. Feel the energy of the crowd, the intensity of NBA competition, and the entertainment of the most immersive sports product in gaming today.

* Elite Gameplay – Enjoy unparalleled control with the ball in your hands using the advanced Pro Stick. Aim jump shots and layups for a new level of precision and skill, and unlock new signature dribble moves with more effective ball-handling.

* Your G.O.A.T. Team – Build your greatest collection of latest NBA stars and legendary ballers in MyTEAM and compete against other ferocious collectors around the world. New for NBA 2K21, limited-time Seasons offer unique rewards as you compete in new and returning MyTEAM modes.

* New MyCAREER Story – Ascend from high school ball to one of 10 officially licensed college programs to the NBA in a brand new, cinematic MyCAREER experience – The Long Shadow. Take your MyPLAYER to the top by making the big moves on the court and even bigger moves off of it, and make a name for yourself along this exciting, dramatic journey.

* New Neighborhood Locale – Soak in the sun as you ball out in 1v1s, 3v3s, and 5v5s; the new Neighborhood in NBA 2K21 takes your game beachside with all-new visuals and layout. Flash your skills and style at 2K Beach, squad up in Pro-Am and earn prizes in dynamically updated 2K Compete Events.

* All the Latest Drops and Music – From head to toe, look the part of a baller with an all-new apparel and sneaker drops from your favorite clothing, accessory and shoe brands. And ball while taking in the dynamic NBA 2K21 music experience, which features the latest big artists – including two Dame D.O.L.L.A. tracks exclusively debuting in the game – from around the world and breakthrough musicians waiting to be discovered.

* USA Basketball – Relive USA Basketball’s championship legacy. Take the court with classic teams, collect MyTEAM cards featuring past stars and show off your pride with MyPLAYER gear.

Lillard, Williamson och Kobe Bryant kommer att synas på alla spel som görs tillgängliga för PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Windows PC och Google Stadia den 4:e september 2020.

“NBA 2K21” kommer även finnas tillgängligt i samband med lanseringen av nya konsolerna PlayStation®5 och Xbox Series X.

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