Anthony Davis and Dwyane Wade are new gaming cover stars

Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC
Genre: Sports
Publisher: 2K Sports
Developer: Visual Concepts
Rating: E, for everyone

By Ozzie Mejia // (TNS)

The NBA has been a chaotic place over the last couple of days. The free agency period has kicked off and a number of superstars are finding themselves in new homes. Among them is the new cover athlete for NBA 2K20. Recently, the 2K Games officially revealed new Los Angeles Laker Anthony Davis as the NBA 2K20 cover star.

Davis brings a loaded resume to the table. He’s a six-time NBA All-Star, three-time All-NBA First Team, three-time NBA All-Defensive Team, and 2012 Olympic gold medalist. He’s mostly sat on the outside looking in during the postseason, but that may be in line to change as he joins LeBron James on the Lakers roster next season. This actually isn’t the first time Davis has graced an NBA 2K cover. He was part of the NBA 2K16 ensemble lineup that also included the Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry and the Houston Rockets’ James Harden.

2K is also bringing back the “Legend Edition” of the game, which will get a separate cover. That cover athlete was revealed to be Dwyane Wade, who just completed his final NBA season. He finishes with three NBA championships, as well as numerous accolades that include 13-time NBA All-Star, 2008 Olympic gold medalist and 2006 NBA Finals MVP.

With the revelation of the cover athletes comes the list of pre-order bonuses for anyone looking to jump into the game early. And those hoping that the NBA 2K’s affinity for free-to-play style currencies was ending will undoubtedly be disappointed. There looks to be a handful of different currencies and consumables at work here. That includes the following for pre-ordering the standard edition:

— 5,000 Virtual Currency

— 5,000 MyTEAM Points

— 5 MyCAREER Skill Boosts

— MyPLAYER Clothing Capsule

— 10 MyTEAM League packs (delivered one per week)

— 5 Heat Check packs (delivered one per week beginning at the start of the NBA season)

Meanwhile, the legend edition will include:

— 100,000 Virtual Currency

— 50,000 MyTEAM Points

— 20 MyCAREER Skill Boosts

— MyPLAYER Clothing Capsule

— MyPLAYER Apparel Collection

— MyPLAYER Shoe Collection

— 20 MyTEAM League Packs (delivered one per week)

— 20 MyTEAM Heat Check Packs (delivered one per week beginning at the start of the NBA season)

— 5 MyTEAM Theme Packs (one per theme release across the next five releases)

— 2 Sapphire MyTEAM Cover Athlete Cards

NBA 2K20 is set to release on September 6 on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. A Google Stadia release is also coming as soon as that platform becomes available.