Wed April 18 2018

Shoot some arcade hoops with NBA Playgrounds 2

Lover of basketball but can’t get to grips with the realistic movements and tactics of the proper NBA games? Well, then you are in luck as independent developer Saber Interactive announced the second iteration of NBA Playgrounds.

NBA Playgrounds 2 is a humours look at basketball in an arcade-style setting, with over-the-top, two-on-two street action and a new line-up of online and local multiplayer game modes, as well as new courts from playgrounds across the world.

“Playgrounds Championship mode introduces a new worldwide ranked league system, featuring multiple competitive solo and co-op division ladders for players to climb,” Saber Interactive said in a press release.

It also revealed that the game will launch with over 200 current and retired NBA players – including Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, James Harden, Kyrie Irving, LeBron James, Russell Westbrook, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Anthony Davis, DeMar DeRozan, Damian Lillard, Karl-Anthony Towns, Shaquille O’Neal, Magic Johnson, Dr. J., Allen Iverson and Larry Bird.

“There’s also improved matchmaking with dedicated servers, the arrival of four-player online matches, the return of three-point contests, custom matches, and more – pick your team and play without limits,” Saber said.

NBA Playgrounds 2 is expected to launch in 2018 on the PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and Windows PC.