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Celebrate October 19th's return of the NBA with NBA 2K22 Arcade Edition's Apple Arcade debut

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Nba2k22 Apple Arcade Artwork (Image credit: 2K Games)

What you need to know

  • Apple Arcade will see the arrival of NBA 2K22 Arcade Edition on October 19.
  • The rare mid-week launch coincides with the return of the NBA.
  • Gamers can play on iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV.

Basketball fans have a lot to look forward to on October 19. Not only will the wonderful game of basketball return on that Tuesday night, but it's also the same date that Apple Arcade will see the arrival of NBA 2K22 Arcade Edition, too.

The game, which will be offered in the App Store across iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV, will allow gamers to "live their NBA dreams" as they not only play the game on the court, but play it in the office, too.

NBA 2K22 Arcade Edition is the latest title in the world-renowned, best-selling NBA 2K series exclusively on Apple Arcade. Live your NBA dreams on the hardwood and run with today's top stars like Luka Doncic, Damian Lillard, Kevin Durant, Jayson Tatum, Zion Williamson, Anthony Davis, Rui Hachimura, Karl-Anthony Towns, and more - in an authentic NBA 2K experience.

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Gamers can choose their favorite team and then become GM and Head Coach, allowing them to sign free agents and scout players that they hope will take their game to the next level.

Keen to take the hot new NBA game for a spin? It's available for preregistration right now (opens in new tab) over in the App Store. The game will be free for all Appel Arcade subscribers and will not have any in-app purchases or ads to get in the way of the fun.

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Oliver Haslam
Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.