NBA Playgrounds 2 Announced

Posted on April 17, 2018

HYPE! This morning, NBA Playgrounds 2 was announced for PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC. This is the sequel to NBA Playgrounds which, had its fair share of problems (particularly on the Nintendo Switch), but we still loved. We spent over 100 hours playing it locally against the CPU and with friends so this sequel will hopefully incorporate all of the lessons learned from the first and be a strong force to reckon with in which we can spend another 100+ hours playing. Take a look at the official press release and trailer for the game, which certainly introduce some exciting new promises!

Update April 26 NBA Playgrounds 2 is now available for pre-order on the PlayStation Store. The game is priced at $19.99, but for a limited time PlayStation Plus members can receive a 20% discount to get the game for $15.99.

Independent developer Saber Interactive has revealed NBA Playgrounds 2, the next installment in the exciting and 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.