The late basketball legend Kobe Bryant will be the cover star of NBA 2K24's special editions.
Revealed in a tweet from NBA 2K (below), the Kobe Bryant Edition and Black Mamba Edition will be the two more expensive versions of this year's game but their exact contents have not yet been revealed.
2K has also yet to reveal the standard edition cover star but, as per tradition, this will most likely be a current NBA player.
Sharing the Mamba Mentality with the next generation. Introducing our #NBA2K24 cover athlete, Kobe Bryant.
💛 Kobe Bryant Edition
🐍 Black Mamba Edition
Pre-order your copy tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/afcqMh5qr8
— NBA 2K (@NBA2K) July 6, 2023
Bryant's appearance on the cover of NBA 2K24 most likely came as a result of his number 24 jersey, which he wore for most of his 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers. NBA 2K pulled a similar move last year, putting Michael Jordan on the cover of 2K23 in accordance with his number 23 jersey.
Nothing else has been revealed about NBA 2K24 so far, though the tweet notes that preorders open tomorrow and new information will likely come alongside that.
In our 6/10 review of last year's game, IGN said: "NBA 2K23's on-court improvements should've led it to an easy layup, but the ever-present nuisance of pay-to-win microtransactions make it much harder to enjoy."
Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelance reporter. He'll talk about The Witcher all day.