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NBA Playgrounds 2 Announced

Saber Interactive announces NBA Playgrounds 2, a sequel to their arcade sports game centered around two-on-two street basketball. They say this is coming to Windows and consoles this summer, and it will feature new local and online multiplayer modes, new courts, and a roster of giant-headed hoop starts from which to choose. You can see the game in action in the debut trailer and follow development on the Playgrounds Website. Here are the details:
Independent developer Saber Interactive has revealed NBA Playgrounds 2, the next installment in the bestselling arcade-sports franchise. NBA Playgrounds 2 raises the intensity of the series’ over-the-top, two-on-two street action with 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. Season mode is a new single-player experience that recreates the feeling of leading a team through the regular season, playoffs, and, ultimately, the NBA Championship itself. 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!

NBA Playgrounds 2 continues to feature the sport’s biggest players front and center. The game will launch with a massive roster of 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 are new moves and power-ups to bust out, improved AI, and new player models and animations.