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NBA 2k6

Platform(s): PlayStation 2, Xbox, Xbox 360
Genre: Sports
Publisher: 2K Sports

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'NBA 2K6' (PS2/Xbox) Dribbles Into Stores

by Rainier on Sept. 27, 2005 @ 9:20 a.m. PDT

In NBA 2K6 ballers achieve NBA superstar status with the new 24/7 mode, where created players now participate in training camps, competitions and even land endorsement deals. Players elevate their game by utilizing the innovative V.I.P. System to challenge profiles of friends and other NBA 2K6 gamers across the country that match their gameplay tendencies down to the most minute detail.

"NBA 2K6 is without a doubt the most innovative and exciting basketball title this year," stated Greg Thomas, president of Visual Concepts, a 2K Sports studio. "We focused on delivering the most realistic visuals, incredible online play, exclusive control mechanics, and different playing styles for every NBA player in the game. We're the number one rated basketball title for a reason - we deliver what fans want in terms of great gameplay, unmatched graphics and innovation."

NBA 2K6 immerses players in the game with its intuitive controls. Pioneering a new control system, NBA 2K6 introduces the Shot Stick(TM), delivering remarkable shooting precision. The Shot Stick(TM) brings a new level of shooting control as gamers can now get a realistic feel for shooting a jump shot, as well as delivering lay-ups from the left or right side. In addition, when using the Aggression button, players can now control both when they dunk and the type of dunk they perform.

High standards in graphic quality are delivered in NBA 2K6. Attention to detail is evident in every NBA player; from varying hairstyles and tattoos, to crossover animations and unique player free throw rituals. A variety of new animations have been captured with incredible authenticity, including exclusive motion-captured work from cover athlete Shaquille O'Neal that ensures the smoothest, most realistic looking basketball game anywhere.

Gamers will be greeted by a talented NBA on TNT announcing crew featuring play-by-play announcer Kevin Harlan and color commentator Kenny Smith, while the equally entertaining Craig Sager delivers sideline reports. With the broadcast quality overlays and camera angles, emotional cut scenes, and the most comprehensive online experience, NBA 2K6 promises both gamers and basketball fans alike the most unique and thrilling gameplay experience.

NBA 2K6 for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox is rated "E" for Everyone and is now available in North American retail stores for $39.99 and soon to be available throughout Europe. NBA 2K6 for the Xbox 360 is slated for release at the launch of the new console in November.

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