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'NBA Ballers: Phenom' (PS2/Xbox) And 'NBA Ballers: Rebound' (PSP) Announced

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2005 @ 9:11 a.m. PST

Midway today announced NBA Ballers: Phenom is scheduled to ship for the PS2 and Xbox in Spring 2006. Midway also revealed today NBA Ballers: Rebound for the PSP based on the original NBA Ballers title.

"With the huge success of NBA Ballers and the fact that it was truly the first basketball videogame to successfully incorporate the fantasy lifestyle element, we can’t help but to be excited with the announcement of NBA Ballers: Phenom," said Steve Allison, chief marketing officer, Midway. "In addition to the new 2-on-2 basketball action (along with classic 1-on-1) and a detailed story mode, we’re really looking forward to showcasing the game’s new, unique gameplay modes and enhanced features over the next several months."

NBA Ballers: Phenom is a revolutionary sports video game that introduces an entirely new open world and interactive environment, featuring an exciting story mode and even more player customization opportunities than its predecessor. Set in the neighborhoods of Los Angeles, the player controls his own destiny, embarking on a personal quest to become tomorrow’s NBA phenomenon. For the first time ever in the NBA Ballers franchise, the NBA Ballers: Phenom story mode allows the unique opportunity to develop both on and off-the-court adventures. Players can follow the Baller’s dream by getting noticed on the court and drafted into the NBA, as well as become an entrepreneur off-the-court complete with clothing line, record label and movie deal.

Midway also revealed today NBA Ballers: Rebound for the PSP system from Sony. NBA Ballers: Rebound is the only one-on-one basketball videogame highlighting the rags-to-riches path from an unknown Baller to today’s NBA superstar and is based on the original Midway title, NBA Ballers.

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