Are basketball sims just too real nowadays that you’d wish you could play over-the-top arcade-style, gravity defying bobble-heads that satirizes your favorite stars?
Well, 2K just announced today the official launch of NBA 2K Playgrounds 2 and its got Karl-Anthony Towns, Jayson Tatum, future hall of famer Kevin Garnett and the legendary Julius “Dr. J” Erving on the cover. And yes, as the cover shows, this one’s going to be basketball at its most outrageous.
From the press release:
Manila, Philippines, October 16, 2018 — 2K today announced the official launch of NBA 2K Playgrounds 2. This all-new two-on-two arcade basketball game from developer Saber Interactive and 2K is now available worldwide on the PlayStation®4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch™ and Windows PC for PHP 1,650. NBA 2K Playgrounds 2 features tons of ways to play on your own, with friends or against the world. Playgrounds Championship mode introduces a worldwide ranked league with multiple competitive solo and co-op ladders, while the new single-player Season mode recreates the experience of leading a team through the regular season and playoffs. There are also four-player online matches, co-op matches against AI, enhanced matchmaking with dedicated servers, three-point contests, off-the-wall power- ups, custom matches and more!
The game is packed with over 300 players at launch – including all-time greats like Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant – with nearly 200 additional players arriving in updates after release, including Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. There are ten exciting new playgrounds to ball on from around the world, including Washington, D.C., St. Louis, Seoul and Australia, with even more courts planned for after launch.
In addition, the game boasts well over 100 signature moves, including showstoppers like Michael Jordan’s free throw line dunk, George Gervin’s Iceman finger roll and LeBron James’ self alley-oop. There are also new customization items like jackets, shirts, pants, shorts and shoes. And, NBA 2K Playgrounds 2’s soundtrack features licensed tracks from hit artists like Run The Jewels, Oddisee and DJ Premier.
Check out some of the screenshots below.