NBA Playgrounds, which looks a whole lot like NBA Jam, releases next week

By James O'Connor
4 May 2017 03:35 GMT

Saber Interactive’s NBA Playgrounds, which is very clearly inspired by NBA Jam, releases next week.

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The game has been advertised most heavily on Switch, but it’s also coming to PC, PS4, and Xbox One on May 9. It’ll cost $19.99, and will be a digital only release. The Switch version will be a 7.4GB file, so you might want to invest in a bigger SD card if you haven’t already.

The launch press release also outlines some of the game’s features:

  • Up your Game! Features a progression system to unlock real NBA players. Uncover new moves for each player as you upgrade their experience.
  • Tournaments and Online Play. Play solo, with friends in local and online multiplayer, or against the world in online tournaments.
  • Lottery Pick System. The lottery pick system introduces a new twist to the game by rewarding great play with unique rewards.
  • Massive Roster of NBA Superstars. Current and retired ballers from all the official NBA teams will be available at launch. Hundreds more NBA superstars will be added post-launch.
  • Over-the-top Moves. Timing is key, whether you’re shooting 3-pointers, pulling off major dunks, showing off your finger-roll game, or defying analytics and winning with long 2-pointers.

The game will feature 30 NBA teams to choose from.

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