NBA LIVE 06 builds upon the depth and authenticity that the NBA LIVE franchise has delivered for more than a decade and that made last year the best-selling version in the history of the series. With advancements in gameplay and enhanced player graphics, the sport of basketball is elevated to a whole new level in NBA LIVE 06 with the superstars of the game looking and playing more like their real-life counterparts than ever before. Players can feel the emotion and intensity of the complete basketball experience with an up-tempo, fast-break, and physical brand of basketball that yields improved play in the transition game and real-life collisions in the paint.
- Freestyle Superstars: You are in control of the top NBA stars, performing like their real-life counterparts based on distinct character types, including Power, Playmaker, Stopper and more.
- Authentic 5-on-5 Gameplay: The all-new animation system helps to visually present the up-tempo, fast-break brand of basketball that makes the NBA thrive. Also featured, is an improved transition game and a more physical brand of play with collisions and dunked-on scenarios.
- New Player Visuals: A new graphics engine now has player models not only playing and acting like their real life counterparts, but looking the part with striking detail and realism.
- The Voices of the NBA: Joining Marv Albert is new color commentator and former NBA star Steve Kerr. The on-air TV partners call the 5-on-5 action, while Ernie Johnson and Kenny Smith bring their own unique flavor to the Slam Dunk Contest and 3-Point Shootout.
- NBA All-Star Weekend: NBA All-Star Weekend is better than ever as it allows users to create new jaw-dropping dunks in the Slam Dunk Contest. Also featuring the 3-Point Shootout, Rookie Challenge and NBA All-Star Game, All-Star Weekend is available as a stand-alone game mode as well as within Dynasty mode.
- EA SPORTS Online: Users can play online with the PlayStation2 and Xbox LIVE against opponents from anywhere in North America.
Developed in Vancouver, B.C., by EA Canada, the studio which is also home to the popular NBA STREET and NCAA March Madness franchises, NBA LIVE 06 will be available on the PlayStation2, Xbox, GameCube, and PC. The game also will be available for the first time on the PSP..
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