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On Thursday, the final cover reveals for the upcoming NBA 2K21 game arrived and brought the cover many were waiting for. The NBA 2K21 Mamba Forever Edition features the late, great Kobe Bryant. It will be similar to the Legends Edition, yet with a different name to honor the Mamba himself. Along with that reveal, we now have the pre-order details and game’s release date.

The late Lakers legend will be featured on covers of NBA 2K21, including the “Mamba Forever Edition.” Rookie sensation Zion Williamson and Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard were previously announced as cover athletes for the popular video game.

NBA 2K has now revealed all of the covers for their upcoming 2K21 game, saving the best for last. Kobe Bryant, who lost his life in a tragic helicopter crash earlier this year, will get his edition.

The NBA 2K21 Mamba Forever Edition features exclusive artwork. One of the two covers has Kobe soaring through the air in preparation for a one-handed slam.

For weeks and months before the 2K21 cover reveals, fans demanded that Kobe appear on at least one sheet for the game. Now that wish has been granted, although the Mamba Edition will carry a $100 price tag.

The second Mamba Forever cover shows an artist’s drawing of Kobe waving goodbye to the fans after his superstar career with the Lakers.

As mentioned, Kobe was the final reveal for cover athletes. On Tuesday, 2K revealed the Portland Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard as the current-gen cover star. New Orleans Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson is the next-gen cover star, appearing on the front of the game for PS5 and Xbox Series X.

With the arrival of Kobe Bryant as the final cover star, 2K has officially provided pre-order details for the game. The NBA 2K21 Mamba Forever Edition is available for pre-order for PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PCs.

The ultimate edition available, it brings a cost of $99.99 but also includes the Zion Williamson Next-Gen Edition of the game to play on the new console. That means anyone who pre-orders for PlayStation 4 will get the game for the original PS5. Customers who pre-order for Xbox One get the game for Xbox Series X.

NOTE: If you pre-order either the standard or Mamba Forever editions of NBA 2K21 on the current generation consoles, there is no free upgrade available when the next generation consoles release later this year.


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Oh cool! I had no idea about this
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