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'NBA Street Vol3' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Dunks Into Retail

by Judy on Feb. 9, 2005 @ 9:06 a.m. PST

Electronic Arts announced today that NBA Street Vol3 has shipped to retailers nationwide and is available in stores under the EA SPORTS BIG brand. The game was developed in Vancouver, B.C., by EA Canada, the studio that also is home to the industry-leading NBA Live and NCAA March Madness basketball videogame franchises.

The third chapter in the multi-platinum-selling NBA Street series expands on the fast-paced and larger-than-life 3-on-3 basketball gameplay that has made the franchise a hit. The all-new Trick Stick and interactive Game Breaker control elevates the experience to new heights with unmistakable style, while NBA Street V3 also is packed with highly-detailed authentic street courts, an all-new slam dunk contest, and new Court Creator.

Featuring today's biggest NBA superstars, 25 of the league's all-time greats, and a Hall of Fame cast of past Street characters, NBA Street V3 includes online(a) play for the first time ever and deep player customization options. With your custom-built character, hit the proving grounds of the new Street Challenge mode, where you'll see if your player has what is takes -- from pick-up games, to tournaments, to high-flying dunk contests -- on the street courts of NBA Street V3.

With the Nintendo All-Stars -- Mario, Luigi and Princess Peach -- making their debut in Nintendo GameCube versions of the game, and an explosive soundtrack pushing the action, NBA Street V3 provides something for everyone. Grammy-nominated Beastie Boys are unlockable players who can step into the game and hit the courts alongside and against the NBA's best, while their track "An Open Letter To NYC" headlines NBA Street V3's soundtrack.

NBA Street V3 is available on the PlayStation2, Xbox, and GameCube. The game is rated "E" (Everyone) by the ESRB and has an MSRP of $49.95. The game's official website is www.nbastreetv3.com.

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