NBA 2K21 Arcade Edition Launches Today on Apple Arcade

Following the successful releases of last-gen and current-gen versions of NBA 2K21, NBA 2K21 ‘Arcade Edition’ launched today and is now available on Apple Arcade.

The game features multiple game modes: MyCAREER (including a custom player creator), Arena Quick Match (5v5 with NBA teams), Blacktop Quick Match, and Online Multiplayer. Gamers can use the on-screen touch controls or a compatible Xbox or PlayStation controller to play the game.

To play NBA 2K21 Arcade Edition, gamers will need a subscription to ‘Apple Arcade, which is $4.99 a month, or $49.99 a year.

Check out the full press release below:


Players Can Now Experience an All-New Basketball Simulation Game Optimized for Apple Devices

2K today announced the launch of NBA® 2K21 Arcade Edition on Apple Arcade, delivering an all-new basketball simulation game experience to Apple’s video game subscription service, available on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and Mac devices.

NBA 2K21 Arcade Edition offers a one-of-a-kind basketball experience, built with a graphics engine that delivers impressive gameplay resolution across Apple devices, while also boasting significantly improved visuals, AI, and animations.

Players can experience the thrill of stepping into the shoes of their favorite NBA stars and take their game to the next level across a variety of exciting modes:

Play 5-on-5 basketball featuring the latest NBA roster from the 2020-2021 season in Arena Quick Match;
Experience fast-paced, over-the-top games on street courts in Blacktop Quick Match;
Join a friend in Online Multiplayer to play cross platform via the Game Center;
Start a journey toward NBA legend status in MyCAREER and spend hours navigating through personal storylines and progression.
Feel more immersed in the game with tight controls, slick camera angles, and realistic player attributes across ball-handling, speed, shooting, and defense, all while experiencing even more control with an Xbox or PS DualShock controller that can be used with any Apple device.

To play NBA 2K21 Arcade Edition, subscribe to Apple Arcade on any iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, or Mac device*. For more information on the included modes, features, supported languages and more, visit the Apple App Store.

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