Exclusive NBA 2K23 edition coming to Apple Arcade in October with all-new ‘Greatest’ mode

Apple Arcade saw the NBA 2K franchise launch on the platform back in 2021, with NBA 2K22 following last year. Now, Apple has announced that NBA 2K23 is set to launch on its gaming service in October with everything you love about the franchise plus a brand new “Greatest” mode.

Apple added NBA 2K23 Arcade Edition to its list of “Coming Soon” titles in the Arcade tab of the App Store.

With an expected launch date of October 18th, the NBA 2K franchise is bringing an exclusive version of the game to this year’s release on Apple Arcade. It includes a brand new “Greatest” mode.

“Coming soon to Apple Arcade; NBA 2K23 Arcade Edition is the latest title in the world-famous NBA 2K franchise. Exclusively on Apple Arcade, test your skills in the all-new ‘Greatest’ mode. Complete challenges and earn points to see , who really is the best finisher, shooter, play-maker or defender in the NBA. For the first time, you can go up against the 20 “”All-Time Greatest”” NBA players from the 76th NBA season, as Devin Booker, Kevin Durant and Luka Doncic, and NBA legends such as Michael Jordan, Shaquille O’Neal and Dirk Nowitzki.”

You can hit “Get” on the game’s Apple Arcade listing here to automatically download it as soon as it’s available on October 18th.

NBA 2K23 Arcade Edition Key Features

My career:

  • Start your NBA journey – from a young rookie to an NBA legend
  • Create your player and select physical attributes such as height, wingspan, weight, playing style and more
  • Choose your position and play on your favorite NBA team
  • Edit your stats and build: Become a 3-point specialist or dominate and slam in the paint
  • Enter your own private MyCOURT and practice drills and tutorials to improve your skills

The association:

  • Become the GM and Head Coach of your favorite NBA Franchise and build your NBA dream team in The Association
  • Manage your NBA roster and make trades, sign free agents, scout prospects and control your team’s finances

Quick Match Modes:

  • Test your skills with authentic basketball gameplay, choose your favorite NBA team and play against rivals from around the NBA in 5v5 basketball games
  • Blacktop Mode: Choose your favorite players and play street basketball in 1v1, 3v3 or 5v5 game modes

Online Multiplayer Mode:

  • Choose one of the 30 NBA teams and compete head-to-head with a friend in 3v3 street basketball in Blacktop mode against a friend
  • Online Multiplayer Games: Play real-time PVP basketball in online matches

Cross-platform play:

  • Play alone or against friends via iCloud – on your iPhone, iPad, Mac or Apple TV.
  • Compatibility with Xbox or PS DualShock controllers

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