2K today announced that. Michael Jordan, 14-time NBA All-Star, 5-time Kia NBA MVP, 6-time NBA World Champion and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famer, will appear on the covers of NBA® 2K23 Michael Jordan Edition and NBA® 2K23 Championship Edition.
Jordan’s career transformed the NBA into a global phenomenon, making the athlete a household name who left an undeniable impact on the basketball world. For NBA 2K’s 24th year, Jordan is the perfect embodiment of this year’s campaign theme: Answer the Call. An athlete who always rises to the occasion, Jordan returns to star on two NBA 2K23 covers, giving old and new fans alike the opportunity to celebrate a talent who has left the world reeling throughout his career.
“After making 23 the most recognizable number in the sports world, it was only fitting that for NBA 2K23 we introduce the Michael Jordan Edition,” said Alfie Brody, Vice President of Global Marketing Strategy at NBA 2K. “We are also excited to introduce a new premium edition of the game, the NBA 2K23 Championship Edition, as no other player personifies the word ‘champion’ like Jordan. This limited edition version will also offer players the opportunity to follow the action on the court throughout the season with an included 12-month NBA League Pass* subscription. We look forward to celebrating the release of this game with the community September 9“.
In addition to Michael Jordan’s return to the covers of NBA 2K23, the game will also reintroduce the Jordan Challenge, which encourages players to recreate 15 iconic moments from Jordan’s illustrious career. All ten of NBA 2K11’s original challenges have been completely rebuilt from the ground up and will return this year, along with five new iconic Jordan moments, to be experienced by a whole new generation of players. These challenges take advantage of more than a decade of technological advances to offer a completely new way to play Jordan’s exploits, all within their own game mode.
The Jordan Challenge also offers a wide range of compelling performances from Jordan’s college, NBA, and Team USA Basketball careers that players can experience in all 15 challenges; includes unique video episodes, accompanied by special commentary from a variety of NBA luminaries: teammates, opponents, and other sports personalities who have seen Jordan live and
can bring his legacy to life for a new generation of NBA fans. More details about the Jordan Challenge in NBA 2K23 will be released later this summer.
Michael Jordan is one of the most decorated athletes in NBA and NBA 2K history. The NBA 2K23 Michael Jordan Edition and NBA 2K23 Championship Edition mark his fourth time as the star of an NBA 2K cover. Previously, he has appeared on the cover of NBA 2K11, NBA 2K12 and NBA 2K16 Special Edition. Stay tuned for more revelations about the athlete to come in the next couple of days. Preorders will start on July 7.