NBA 2K23 Arcade Edition Details: Release Date, Features, Modes, Official Trailer, More

Following the successful releases of NBA 2K23 on main platforms, NBA 2K23 ‘Arcade Edition’ release date is October 18, 2022 and is now available for Apple Arcade via the Apple App Store. The main new feature is the all-new ‘Greatest’ mode. Read on for more details on NBA 2K23 Arcade Edition.



The authentic mobile experience for the NBA 2K basketball game is now exclusively available on Apple Arcade!

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

Enjoy a more immersive and realistic NBA gameplay experience with commentary from National Basketball Association with play-by-play announcers and color analysts such as Kevin Harlan, Greg Anthony, Steve Smith, Doris Burke, Clark Kellogg, Brent Barry, and David Aldridge for the first time on Apple Arcade.

Boost your on-court performance with TakeOver by performing GOAT basketball action on the court and filling your TakeOver meter. Choose across a wide variety of TakeOver boosts matching your play-style and upgrade it by playing to increase its effects and frequency.

Start your own NBA journey in MyCAREER mode and customize your MyPLAYER looks with Nike, Jordan, or Adidas gear, position, jersey number before practicing drills on the new outdoor MyCOURT.




  • Start your NBA journey – from a young rookie to an NBA legend
  • Create your player and choose physical characteristics like height, wingspan, weight, playstyle, & more
  • Choose your position and play on your favorite NBA team
  • Modify your stats and build: Become a 3-point specialist or dominate and slam dunk in the paint
  • Enter your own private MyCOURT and practice drills and tutorials to improve your abilities

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 up-and-coming prospects, and control your team’s finances

Quick Match Modes:

  • Test your skill with authentic basketball gameplay, pick your favorite NBA team and play against rivals from around the NBA in 5v5 basketball games
  • Blacktop Mode: Select 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 Gameplay:

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


  • NBA 2K23 Arcade Edition is the authentic Apple Arcade experience for the NBA 2K basketball game.
  • Playable across iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV, NBA 2K23 Arcade Edition will be available on Apple Arcade for a monthly subscription of $4.99 with a one-month free trial**. Apple Arcade is also part of the Apple One Individual ($14.95), Family ($19.95), and Premier ($29.95) monthly plans, with a one-month free trial***.

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