Sierra announces that FreeStyle Street Basketball has tipped off at North
American retail, offering the first MMO basketball game:
Los Angeles –
May 15, 2007 – Sierra Online, a division of Vivendi Games, teamed up with
leading Korean developer JC Entertainment to bring FreeStyle Street Basketball
to virtual courts across North America for the PC. FreeStyle Street Basketball
is now officially available in retail stores or via digital download.
FreeStyle Street Basketball is a fast-paced massively multiplayer online PC
basketball game where players meet on virtual courts to challenge each other in
a dynamic pick-up game environment, featuring cutting-edge music, fashions and
gravity defying basketball moves. Anyone can sign up to play the game for free
www.FreeStyleStreetBasketball.com and there is no monthly subscription fee.
Gamers can also purchase a premium account via retail or digital download for
$19.99. Premium players have access to unique items and all 45 levels of
gameplay; and have the ability to gift items to other players and purchase
additional character slots. FreeStyle Street Basketball is rated E for Everyone.
“FreeStyle Street Basketball already has a huge fan base in Asia with more than
30 million members,” said Ed Zobrist, president, Sierra Online. “We are excited
to bring a special version of FreeStyle Street Basketball to the western market
for gamers of all skill levels to enjoy.”
FreeStyle Street Basketball’s easy-to-learn controls allow players to master
every move, from simple shots to crazy alleyoop dunks, using just four keys.
Gamers can play 1-on-1, 2-on-2 or 3-on-3 street basketball online against people
from around the country. The game boasts an exclusive soundtrack featuring Lloyd
Banks, Young Hot Rod and Sha Money XL and clothing and gear from Marc Ecko
Enterprises and Elwood. The globally popular FreeStyle Street Basketball has
more than 30 million players in Asia.