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NBA 2K21 gets current-gen trailer with Stormzy lighting up the track

Published: 16:14, 06 August 2020
NBA 2K21 covers of the Mamba Forever Edition, featuring Kobe Bryant
The official covers of NBA 2K21 Mamba Forever Edition, featuring Kobe Bryant.

With less than a month left until the launch of 2K Games' apex basketball sim NBA 2K21, the studio posted a current-gen gameplay trailer to make the wait a bit shorter.

While you could argue that the current generation has been squeezed dry for performance, 2K traditionally manage to squeeze a bit more with every iteration. And they also threw in a dash of the UK with Stormzy tearing it up on the mic, which really sounds like a match made in heaven.

NBA 2K21's trailer kicks off with a shot from Damian Lillard, Portland's point guard and the cover star of this year's NBA 2K instalment, as he surgically sinks a long-ranger to set the tone of the trailer. 

This is somewhat of a double whammy for Lillard who will actually be contributing to the in-game audio tracks. He will be performing as Dame D.O.L.L.A. so keep an ear out. "To be on the cover alone is a big deal to me, but to be on the cover and also have my music be a part of the game is a huge accomplishment as well", he said. 

If you're particularly fond of the in-game audio, which many NBA 2K series fans are, you should know that PlayStation 5 edition of NBA 2K21 will come with more than 200 sizzling tracks. In comparison, the current playlist on Spotify holds only 50 tracks. 

Those players who are planning on purchasing NBA 2K21 when it launches as well as becoming early adopters of PlayStation 5 and/or Xbox Series X, should know that the Standard Edition doesn't entitle you to the free next-gen upgrade. 

If that's your plan, you should be getting the Mamba Forever Edition, whose cover has to be one of 2K's best moves ever. Yeah, I said it - can't get immortalised better than that. 

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