Picked up by 2K Games, the NBA Playgrounds sequel is about to hit digital storefronts. The season starts next month on consoles and PC.
Featuring the classic 2 on 2 style of play, you’d be forgiven if you thought Playgrounds 2 looked somewhat like NBA JAM. That’s actually kind of the point, since there’s nothing around like that right now, and the iconic game was tons of fun. This new game looks like it might carry that fun quite well. As a fan of the former, I’m definitely into the latter.
As you can see from the cover image above too, this one has some all-time great talent associated with it too. “Hall of Famer Julius “Dr. J” Erving, NBA Champion Kevin Garnett, NBA All-Star Karl-Anthony Towns, and emerging Celtics star Jayson Tatum” are all on the cover. Also in the game’s 300 player-deep roster are Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Yeah, this one’s stacked.
Oh, and post-launch? Yeah, there’s are a lot more players coming. Almost 200 additional players are scheduled to hit for the game in DLC packs. Courts to play on will be as varied as the roster, with levels set in Washington, D.C., St. Louis, Seoul, and Australia. And yes, there’s more coming on that front too.
The in-game action stars signature moves, online four-player and co-op gameplay, seasons and playoffs, power-ups, and more. So there should be a lot to this one. I’m thinking that, if you dug JAM, you might like this.
It’s set to arrive on the PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC on October the 16th.