NBA 2K19 is a basketball simulation video game developed by Visual Concepts and published by 2K Sports, based on the National Basketball Association (NBA). It is the 20th installment in the NBA 2K franchise and the successor to NBA 2K18. Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks is the cover athlete for the standard edition, while LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers is the cover athlete for the 20th Anniversary Edition. Antetokounmpo and James grace the cover in North America, while current NBA Rookie of the Year Award winner Ben Simmons of the Philadelphia 76ers, an Australian native, is featured on the cover in Australia and New Zealand. NBA 2K19 was released on September 11, 2018 for Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. It received generally favorable reviews from critics, who praised the gameplay and some calling it the best installment of the series, while its emphasis on microtransactions was universally criticized. The career mode storyline also features authentic CBA commentary in Mandarin Chinese, a first of the series.
The NBA 2K19 20th Anniversary Edition includes the following digital it 100,000 Virtual Currency 50,000 MyTEAM points 20 MyTEAM League Packs (delivered one a week). Build your perfect fantasy team featuring a guaranteed Sapphire LeBron card and more! 10 MyTEAM Packs (delivered one a week beginning at the start of the NBA season) 5 LeBron-themed murals for MyCOURT LeBron MyCOURT design King's Collection - Nike LeBron apparel & footwear (25 pairs!) Physical items include: Poster Sticker sheet Wristband *Physical items not included with digital purchase