NBA 2K23 was already shaping up to be a gigantic package, between its Michael Jordan campaign and historical Franchise mode features, but of course there’s still MyCareer to consider. Much like last year, on new-gen consoles like PS5, you’ll be balancing your time between the NBA and your off-court activities. This is where rapper J. Cole will come in, as he cameos during the campaign, alongside Dreamville musicians Elite and Bas.
Amazingly, there’ll be a limited edition version of the basketball sim with J. Cole on the cover, although it’ll only be available at GameStop in the United States and Canada. “NBA 2K has long been a place to discover new musical talent through their game and continues to be a gold standard for showcasing all things basketball culture,” a chuffed J. Cole beamed. “It’s been an amazing journey to not only appear on a cover of this year’s game, but to be part of the MyCareer storyline, soundtrack, and bring the DREAMER brand into NBA 2K.”
Speaking of which, 2K Sports has confirmed the soundtrack, which will include artists like Drake and Megan Thee Stallion. “With three new tracks dropping every Friday, the NBA 2K23 soundtrack will feature a variety of artists, along with record label partnerships and integrations throughout Seasons,” a press release explained. The publisher’s still keeping details about The City underwraps, but all will be revealed next week, ahead of the title’s 9th September launch.