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NBA 2K23 Arcade Edition is coming to Apple Arcade next month

It'll include MyCareer, Association Mode, Quick Match, and online multiplayer… with no microtransactions.
NBA 2K23 Arcade Edition

NBA 2K23 Arcade Edition is coming to Apple Arcade from 18th October, 2022.

2K confirmed the news earlier this week, saying it will be an "authentic mobile experience for the NBA 2K basketball game" that includes the "all-new exclusive mode", The Greatest, which features 20 of the Greatest of All-Time NBA players from the current NBA season at launch, including cover athlete Devin Booker, and NBA legends like Michael Jordan, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Shaquille O'Neal.

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"Players will also enjoy a more immersive and realistic NBA gameplay experience with commentary from NBA play-by-play announcers and colour analysts, such as Kevin Harlan, Brian Anderson, Greg Anthony, Grant Hill, and Doris Burke for the first time," the developer says.

It'll include MyCareer, Association Mode, Quick Match, Blacktop Mode, and online multiplayer.

Apple Arcade is available on iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV for £5/€5 a month, although you can give NBA 2K23 a try for free courtesy of a one-month trial which you can cancel if you decide it's not for you.

And of course, as NBA 2K23 Arcade Edition is part of Apple Arcade, there will be no ads and no in-app purchases.

NBA 2K23 is out now, and publisher 2K recently shared a closer look at this latest series instalment's new features - including a new trailer - playing up the concept of "authenticity" across its defensive and offensive tool kit. And don't forget that progress made on the PS4/XB1 versions will transfer to the next-gen versions as long as they're in the same console family.

ICYMI, NBA 2K23 is inviting you to "experience Michael Jordan's most iconic moments" in its updated Jordan Challenge mode. The game mode includes 15 "playable moments from Jordan's career that let players relive his legacy from the early days as a college sensation, to his game-winning shot in the 1998 NBA Finals".

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