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'NBA Ballers' (PS2/Xbox) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on April 5, 2004 @ 9:21 a.m. PDT

Midway Games Inc. announced today that NBA Ballers, an all-new and unique one-on-one NBA lifestyle basketball videogame, has shipped for the PlayStation2 and the Xbox.

"The successful release of NBA Ballers is a milestone that Midway has been excited about for several months now," said Steve Allison, chief marketing officer, Midway. "Being the first basketball videogame to successfully incorporate the celebrity lifestyle element with both it's 'TV Tournament' and 'Rags-to-Riches' gameplay modes, NBA Ballers has already amassed a significant amount of consumer interest and we are confident that the game will exceed its' already high expectations."

Officially licensed by the NBA and NBA Legends, NBA Ballers is the only basketball videogame to deliver the pure essence of basketball by highlighting the excitement of the one-on-one confrontation set within the alluring fantasy lifestyle of an NBA superstar. By focusing on intense one-on-one match-ups, Midway is able to create each and every NBA Baller and NBA Legend with his specific skill set in mind. Featuring 60 current NBA superstars and 24 all-time player legends, NBA Ballers takes the game out of the arenas and into some of the most lavish NBA player fantasy "cribs" for an up-close and personal one-on-one experience. NBA Ballers also features online play for the PlayStation 2.

NBA Ballers has been receiving high praise from the media:

"NBA Ballers, from Midway Games, is ferocious on the courts. Power up by destroying your opponent with crossovers (on the court), and off the court, NBA Ballers is smooth as silk." - New York Daily News
"Game of the Month" - Playboy
"NBA Ballers is the first game of its kind to celebrate the bling-bling that is the beating heart of pro basketball...Ballers is all about the Benjamins, baby!" - MTV's Spakin' New Magazine
"Top five video games to check out in April..." - Chicago Tribune
"...definitely unlike any other basketball game" - XXL
"This game is all about the extravagant lifestyles...and the quest to be your best." - Penthouse

Midway Games Inc. is a leading developer, publisher and marketer of interactive entertainment software. Midway videogames are available for play on all major videogame platforms including the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Xbox, Nintendo GameCube(TM) and Game Boy® Advance.

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