The upcoming game NBA 2K19’s publisher, 2K Sports has officially confirmed that LeBron James from Cleveland Cavaliers shall be featured as the cover star for NBA 2K19 20th Anniversary Edition.
As you may already know that this is not the first time his face will be featured on the cover of a game, previously he has been featured as the cover athlete of NBA 2014 when he was playing for Miami Heat. So this will be LeBron’s second cover appearance for 2K series.
This should not be much of a surprise as the cover will feature, only a close up of his face. The picture of James will not advertise what team he is playing for, which seems to be a properly orchestrated legal move, since NBA 2K has had a history of dealing with cover athletes, who tend to change teams right before game shipment. Which not only complicates the marketing of the game but pretty much has the tendency to influence badly.
Apart from this technical stuff, NBA 2K19 20th Anniversary Edition shall also be featuring a vast variety of LeBron James-themed extras. As you can guess most of these extras will be digital, for example, LeBron James MyTeam card, LeBron James MyCourt customizations, and 25 pairs of LeBron James-themed Nike shoes.
What’s more interesting is the fact that purchasing the NBA 2K19 20th Anniversary Edition will also include a LeBron James poster, sticker sheet, and wristband.
Having said that, according to 2K Sports, not only this cover commemorates, 20th anniversary of the series but also the 30th anniversary of the development studio, Visual Concepts.
NBA 2K19 is scheduled to launch on September 11 for PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Switch. Also if you pre-order you will have four days early access to the game.
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