On September 3, 2020, 2K announced that NBA 2K21 has officially landed on this game platform generation. As the next-generation product of the world's best-selling and top NBA simulation game series, NBA 2K21 provides a unique immersive experience in all aspects of NBA and basketball culture, including first-class gameplay, competitive and online community features, and exciting improvements, Such as depth and variety of game modes.
"In the most special year in the history of NBA and basketball games, the Visual Concepts team is proud to bring NBA 2K21 to millions of players worldwide," said Greg Thomas, President of Visual Concepts. "We are delighted to participate in the game today, and I am thrilled to return to our player community. I can't wait to see everyone on the court."
This generation of NBA 2K21 has several new features and improvements. Whether you are a "veteran" or a "rookie," you can find what suits you best from various basketball experiences:
-NBA 2K21's improvements in visual performance, player AI, game modes, etc. are more real than ever, and it will continue to aim at "the most realistic and true basketball game experience." Feel the vitality of the audience, the intensity of NBA games and this fascinating sports game;
-Superb gameplay-Use an improved expert joystick to enjoy unparalleled ball control. The aiming mechanism of jump shots and layups will make your accuracy and skill reach a higher level, and you can also unlock new signature dribbling moves through more effective ball control techniques.
-Build your "best in history" team-Gather active NBA stars and historical legend players in a fantasy team mode to compete with other influential collectors worldwide. NBA 2K21 is a new game. The limited-time game will join with other old and new games to allow you to win unique rewards.
-Brand new brilliant career story line-Starting from high school, entering one of the ten official college teams, and finally entering the NBA. In the new movie-like glorious career story, "Long Shadow," together with your players, after an exciting and dramatic journey, strode forward in the stadium;
-Brand new block environment-sweat on 1v1, 3v3, and 5v5 courts under the sun. The latest NBA 2K21 brings the game to the beach, providing brand new visual effects and environments. Show off your skills and style on the 2K beach, build your team in Pro-Am, and win prizes in the real-time updated 2K competition;
-Latest clothing and music-From head to toe, like a veteran, put on brand new dress and sneakers from your favorite clothing, accessories, and footwear brands, and step on the court while listening to the NBA’s real-time updated music soundtrack. 2K21 Brand New Music experience. The game music score also exclusively includes two singles by Dame D.O.L.L.A., which will discover outstanding musicians from all over the world;
-American Basketball-Relive the heart of American basketball champions. Use classic teams to stand on the court, collect fantasy team player cards, including historical superstars, and let self-built players wear equipment to show their pride.
This generation of NBA 2K21 can now be used on Xbox One, PlayStation4, Nintendo Switch, Windows PC, and Google Stadia. The NBA 2K21 Standard Edition with the cover of Portland Trail Blazers superstar Damian Lillard is priced at $59.99. The legendary Kobe Bryant wears the No. 8 jersey as the cover of the NBA 2K21 Mamba Eternal Edition. The price is US$99.99.
It is worth noting that buyers who purchase Mamba Eternal Edition on PlayStation or Xbox platforms can get copies of different generations of NBA 2K21 Standard Edition on the same console platform. Besides, NBA 2K21 enjoys the MyTEAM Cross Progression and VC wallet sharing function in the same console series (PS4 to PS5, Xbox One to Xbox Series X), so all MyTEAM points, tokens, players, and game progress of the same console series can be Shared by different generations in NBA 2K21. Similarly, VC wallet sharing means that any purchased or purchased VC can be shared between different NBA 2K21 in the same host series.
Developed by Visual Concepts, the ESRB game level of NBA 2K21 is E (for everyone). The ESRB game level of NBA 2K21 for PlayStation5 and Xbox Series X platform versions to be launched this year is under evaluation.