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NBA 2K24

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: Sports
Publisher: 2K Sports
Developer: Visual Concepts
Release Date: Sept. 8, 2023

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'NBA 2K24' Reveals New Details And Features Of The Mamba Moments Mode - Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 24, 2023 @ 7:33 a.m. PDT

NBA 2K24 is the next installment of the premier NBA video game basketball simulation series.

In a series of firsts for the franchise, NBA 2K24 will deliver crossplay*, a new Mamba Moments game mode, and a groundbreaking leap in technology.

Celebrate 25 years of the award-winning NBA 2K series with a new, exclusive anniversary edition packed with content and rewards, including a 12-month subscription to NBA League Pass and a limited-time Summer League Pre-Order Bonus.

To celebrate the return of Kobe on the NBA 2K cover, players will be able to channel their inner-Mamba mentality in the brand-new Mamba Moments mode. Recreate some of Kobe’s most captivating performances and progress through his transcendent journey from a young phenom to one of the greatest players of all time. In addition, NBA 2K24 will introduce ProPLAY - a groundbreaking new technology that directly translates NBA footage into NBA 2K24 gameplay. ProPLAY delivers animations and movements via on-court NBA action for a generational leap in authenticity on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S. More details on Mamba Moments and ProPLAY will be released later this summer. NBA 2K24 will offer three editions of the game in various digital and physical formats: a Kobe Bryant Edition, a legendary Black Mamba Edition, and an all new, exclusive 25th Anniversary Edition, which includes a 12-month subscription to NBA League Pass**.

2K unveiled new details and features of the MAMBA MOMENTS mode coming to NBA 2K24. The game mode features 7 playable moments from the legendary career of Kobe Bryant.

From monumental individual performances to gritty, hard-fought playoff wins, players can harness Kobe Bryant’s killer instinct on the hardwood by recreating seven playable moments from his illustrious career.

“The NBA 2K24 MAMBA MOMENTS were selected to celebrate Kobe and remember how he was the most unique competitor the world had ever seen,” said Erick Boenisch, VP of NBA Development at Visual Concepts. “Our team took great care in building a realistic and authentic experience to inspire and educate a new generation of basketball fans on the legacy of the lifetime Laker that left his mark on the sport.”

MAMBA MOMENTS introduces some of Kobe Bryant’s most iconic experiences, including:

  • The NBA Three-Point Record. In 2003, Kobe’s record-breaking three-point shooting performance against the Seattle Supersonics, converting 12 of his 18 attempts from behind the arc.x
  • The King of Sac. Up 3-0 against the Sacramento Kings, Kobe slammed the door shut on the division rival's postseason hopes with a remarkable 48 points and 16 rebounds. At just 22 years old, the then-three-time All-Star proved that the stage wasn’t too big for him.
  • 62 Points, Three Quarters. Kobe exploded for 62 points in three quarters vs. Dallas in 2005, outscoring the entire Mavs team by himself and leading the Lakers to a blowout win in the process.
  • Three-Point Barrage Leads to 65-Point Game. The Black Mamba’s 65-point effort on the road in Portland propelled the Purple and Gold to an overtime victory in March of 2007.
  • 2010 NBA Finals Game 7. Looking to win back-to-back titles for the first time since the early 2000s, Kobe did a little bit of everything during his clutch close-out performance against Boston.

For two decades, Kobe Bryant dazzled fans around the world with his awe-inspiring performances in legacy-defining moments. In NBA 2K24, take control of one of the greatest players of all time and recreate some of his most memorable games in MAMBA MOMENTS, a new immersive mode that retells his legendary career. 

These moments spotlight some of Kobe’s most competitive performances over his 20-year-Hall-of-Fame career.Featuring incredible performances that don’t always get the spotlight, MAMBA MOMENTS demonstrates Kobe’s legacy to a new generation of NBA fans. From the early 2000s to his fifth NBA championship, recapture Kobe’s greatness and harness his tenacious nature on the hardwood.

2001 Western Conference Semifinals, Game 4

Up 3-0 against the Sacramento Kings, Kobe slammed the door shut on the division rival's postseason hopes with a remarkable 48 points and 16 rebounds. At just 22 years old, the then-three-time All-Star proved that the stage wasn’t too big for him. Dissect the Kings’ defense with Kobe’s blistering speed and crash the boards in one of No. 8’s most memorable games.

Kobe Sets NBA Three-Point Record

Long before Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson made three-pointers cool, Kobe delivered a three-point performance unlike anything seen before. Against the Seattle SuperSonics, the Los Angeles Lakers guard knocked down a then-NBA record for most threes in a game, converting 12 of his 18 attempts from behind the arc. Let it fly from three-point land and recreate the magic from that electric night in 2003.

The Mentee Faces His Mentor

From the moment Kobe set foot in the NBA, he was unafraid to go toe-to-toe with Michael Jordan every time they met, whether it was a regular season game or the All-Star Game. Go head-to-head as Kobe against his idol and mentor, MJ, and deliver a stunning 55 points— including breaking the Lakers team record with 42 points in a single half—en route to a commanding win.

Kobe Erupts for 62 Points In Three Quarters

No scouting report could’ve prepared the Dallas Mavericks for the offensive mastery Kobe showcased on December 20, 2005. In 32 minutes of action, Kobe took over against the Mavs, dropping 62 points in only three quarters of play. Outscore the entire Mavericks team as Kobe and put the game out of reach before the start of the fourth quarter.

Three-Point Barrage Leads to 65-Point Game

Coming into a matchup with the Portland Trail Blazers, the Lakers were on a seven-game skid—until Kobe decided that enough was enough. He put the team on his back and scored a whopping 65 points, knocking down eight of 12 three-point attempts. Drain three after three in this exciting duel and hoist the Purple and Gold to victory.

2008 Western Conference Finals, Game 5

Between 1999-2010, the Lakers and the San Antonio Spurs had nine NBA championships between them, creating a Western Conference rivalry between the two teams. In 2008, the Spurs were hoping to win back-to-back championships, but Kobe had other plans. Despite a triple-double from Tim Duncan, Kobe went off for 39 points and sent the Spurs back to San Antonio. Dash the Spurs' title hopes, tap into the Black Mamba’s 2008 MVP form, and help the team advance to the NBA Finals.

2010 NBA Finals, Game 7

Lakers vs. Celtics: one of the greatest rivalries in all of sports. Looking to win back-to-back titles for the first time since the early 2000s, Kobe did a little bit of everything during his clutch close-out performance against Boston. Endure a grueling, physical battle and will the Lakers to victory by crashing the boards and locking down defensively on the way to the title.

Each game from MAMBA MOMENTS captures the artistry and tenacity with which Kobe played, including some of his iconic mannerisms. When Kobe bit his jersey or blew on his fingers you knew he was in the zone and he celebrated milestone victories passionately with emphatic fist pumps. Remember his achievements and relive them in great detail.

Visit the Kobe Bryant Building and earn rewards found in MyTEAM and MyCAREER. MAMBA MOMENTS mode is available on PlayStation®5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation®4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Steam for PC. Recreate legendary moments from Kobe Bryant’s illustrious career and experience an immersive journey from his days as a young superstar to a five-time Champion and all-time great!

All editions of NBA 2K24 are available for preorder*** now:

  • The brand new, limited availability 25th Anniversary Edition will be available through September 10, 2023 for $149.99*** on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC. The exclusive 25th Anniversary Edition includes a 12-month subscription to NBA League Pass** courtesy of Take Two; a Summer League Pre-Order Bonus (available from July 7 - July 17, 2023)*****; 100K Virtual Currency and MyTEAM content******, including 50K MyTEAM Points; a Ruby Cover Star Kobe Bryant “Rookie Card”; an all-new 2K24 Option Pack Box; One 10-pack Box MyTEAM Promo Packs; a Kobe Bryant Cover Star Sapphire Card (24 era); 1 Diamond Shoe; 1 Ruby Coach; and a new 2-hour Double XP Coin; as well as MyCAREER content, including 15x 6 types of MyCAREER Skill Boosts; 15x 3 types of Gatorade Boosts; a 2-hour Double XP Coin; 4x MyCAREER T-Shirts; Backpack; Electric Skateboard; and Arm Sleeves a new Black Mamba MyPLAYER Capsule featuring a Black Arm Sleeve, Purple Oversized T-Shirt, a Yellow T-shirt and a Kobe Player Panel.
  • The Black Mamba Edition will be available for $99.99**** on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC; along with 100K Virtual Currency and MyTEAM content*****, including 15K MyTEAM Points; an all-new 2K24 Option Pack Box; One 10-pack Box MyTEAM Promo Packs; a Kobe Bryant Cover Star Sapphire Card (24 era); 1 Diamond Shoe; 1 Ruby Coach; and a new 2-hour Double XP Coin; as well as MyCAREER content, including 10x 6 types of MyCAREER Skill Boosts; 10x 3 types of Gatorade Boosts; a 2-hour Double XP Coin; 4x MyCAREER T-Shirts; Backpack; Electric Skateboard; and Arm Sleeves;
  • The Kobe Bryant Edition will be available for $59.99**** on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC and $69.99**** on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S.
  • Dual-gen access is included for the Black Mamba Edition and 25th Anniversary Edition for the PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One platforms and provides a version of the game on each console generation within the same console family.

Players in the U.S. and Canada can also purchase a limited version of the WNBA Edition as a GameStop exclusive, featuring WNBA All-Star, NCAA all-time triple-doubles leader and New York Liberty guard, Sabrina Ionescu, as this year’s cover star.

Lastly, for returning fans of NBA 2K23, players can now complete a MyTEAM Triple Threat Challenge game against three different eras of Kobe, to earn special rewards in NBA 2K23 and NBA 2K24, available starting Friday, July 7 to Tuesday, August 28 at 11:59 p.m. PDT / Wednesday, August 29 at 2:59 a.m. EDT / 07:59 a.m. BST / 08:59 a.m. CEST.

NBA 2K24 is coming to PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC ($599.9) as well as PS5 and Xbox Series X|S ($69.99) on September 8, 2023.

*Crossplay only available on New Gen NBA 2K24. NBA 2K Account, internet connection and separate, paid online console subscription required.

** Offer only available with purchases of the NBA 2K24 25th Anniversary Edition (Digital). 25th Anniversary Edition (Digital) only available through September 10, 2023. See https://nba.2k.com/2k24/faq/ for availability details. NBA League Pass code will be delivered to the email address associated with the NBA 2K Account with which the 25th Anniversary Edition Bonus Content was redeemed within 3 days of redemption (but no earlier than October 6, 2023). If you return your purchase or do not redeem your Bonus Content before December 1, 2023, you will not receive your NBA League Pass code. Code for NBA League Pass must be redeemed by December 31, 2023. Any codes for NBA League Pass not redeemed by such date will be void. Limit one (1) NBA League Pass code per person or account. Each code can only be used once and subsequent attempts to re-submit or re-use the same code will be void. If a person enters the same code into multiple accounts or attempts to establish multiple accounts, the code and/or account may be void. Code has no cash value. To the extent permitted by law, in-game items are provided "as is” with no warranty or guarantee. Codes cannot be substituted, transferred, sold, bartered or auctioned. If any code or redemption thereof is counterfeited, or if any part of a code is illegible, mutilated or tampered with in any way or obtained through illegitimate means, or if a code contains or reflects printing, typographical, mechanical or other errors, the code and/or redemption thereof, as applicable, will be rejected and will be deemed void and invalid. Liability for an irregular code is limited to providing another code, subject to verification of original code irregularity. NBA League Pass valid for 12 months from redemption and auto-renews monthly unless canceled prior to the renewal date at the then-current published MSRP for NBA League Pass in your territory. You will be notified in advance of auto-renew and will be able to opt-out before auto-renewal without being charged. Full auto-renewal details, including how to cancel: https://support.watch.nba.com/hc/en-us/articles/360055657714-Auto- Renewal-Policy. Credit Card, NBA 2K Account and NBA Account required. NBA League Pass is provided by NBA Properties, Inc. NBA Properties Inc. is solely responsible and liable for the NBA League Pass service and you must accept the NBA League Pass Subscriber Agreement here for U.S.: https://www.nba.com/subscriberagreement and here for outside of the U.S.: https://www.nba.com/leaguepass- termsofuse-outside-us. Offer not available in Japan, China or Belgium. NBA League Pass not available in Belarus, Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Libya, Kosovo, North Korea, Russia, Rwanda, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, or Syria. See nba.2k.com/2k24/league-pass for full terms, availability, redemption and cancellation instructions.

*** Pre-Order bonus content is only available with pre-order of NBA 2K24 through Sept 7, 2023. Terms apply. For full product assortment and offer details, please visit https://nba.2K.com. Pre-order availability for the Nintendo Switch version may vary.

**** Based on 2K’s suggested retail price. Actual retail price may vary. See local retailers for more info.

***** Summer League Limited-Time Pre-Order Bonus Offer only available for purchases of the 25th Anniversary Edition (Digital) through July 17, 2023. MyTEAM bonus content granted once per NBA 2K Account and available to use across both console generations. Content will be automatically entitled in game at launch. Terms apply.

****** Virtual Currency and MyTEAM bonus content granted once per NBA 2K Account and available to use across both console generations.

****** For digital orders, bonus content will be automatically entitled in game. For physical orders, bonus content will be redeemed in-game via code in box.


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