Well it seems that NBA Playgrounds 2 is indeed a thing. We previously posted that a listing for NBA Playgrounds has appeared on the Australian Classification website and now Saber Interactive have officially announced it. There will be new Playgrounds, Season mode, Ranked Championship Leagues and more. Slated for a 2018 release, NBA Playgrounds 2 will be coming to Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PS4 and Windows PC.
You can read the official press release below.
SABER INTERACTIVE ANNOUNCES NBA PLAYGROUNDS 2, COMING TO PLAYSTATION®4, XBOX ONE, NINTENDO SWITCH™ AND WINDOWS PC IN 2018
Sequel to the Smash-hit Arcade-action Sports Game Returns to the Streets With New Playgrounds, Season Mode, Ranked Championship Leagues, Four-Person Online Multiplayer and More
MAPLEWOOD, N.J. – April 17, 2018 – 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.
NBA Playgrounds 2 is expected to launch in 2018 on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch™ and Windows PC. It is rated E (Everyone) by the ESRB. For the latest updates as its release approaches, visit playgroundsgame.com, and follow the series onFacebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Source: Saber Interactive PR
This post was written by Mike Scorpio