NBA 2K20 Gets a Release Date, Cover Stars are Anthony Davis, Dwyane Wade

Publisher 2K Sports today announced that Anthony Davis and Dwyane Wade would be the two separate cover stars for the upcoming NBA 2K20.

New Orleans Pelicans’ Anthony Davis, 26, will be taking up cover duties for the Standard Edition and Deluxe Edition of the latest entry in the long-running basketball franchise.

Davis, who is reportedly set for a move to the Los Angeles Lakers, previously appeared on the NBA 2K16 cover featuring Stephen Curry and James Harden.

“I’m honored to be back representing NBA 2K,” he said. “Being picked as the face of NBA 2K20 means the world to me, and I’m excited for the fans to experience the best sports simulation in the world this fall.”

Meanwhile, Miami Heat legend Dwyane Wade, 37, will be representing the box art for the Legend Edition.

Unlike Davis, however, Wade’s appearance on the NBA 2K20 cover will be the first time that he has featured on a cover in the series.

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“I’ve been blessed to spend sixteen years of my life playing the game I love at the highest level, and to culminate my career by joining NBA greats as an NBA 2K Legend Edition cover star makes me incredibly proud,” he said.

“My family and I love NBA 2K, and I’m truly grateful to all of the fans who have watched me — and played as me — throughout the years.”

The Standard Edition will cost $59.99, the Digital Deluxe Edition will be priced at $79.99 and the Legend Edition will retail at $99.99.

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Bonus items included in NBA 2K20’s three versions: the Standard Edition, the Deluxe Edition and the Legend Edition.

NBA 2K20 is slated for a worldwide release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC on September 6.

According to 2K Sports, the title will also be coming to Google Stadia in 2019.

“The NBA 2K franchise has the distinct honor of selecting the league’s best talent to grace the cover of the game,” says Alfie Brody, the vice president of marketing for NBA 2K.

“Anthony and Dwyane represent everything that makes basketball such a global phenomenon — whether it’s the thunderous dunks, transcendent talent or era-defining legacies — and serve as a true inspiration for the next generation of NBA superstars coming up in the league.”

The latest installment in the series, NBA 2K19, was released on PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC and iOS and Android devices.

For more on the 2018 title, check out Hardcore Gamer’s review.