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'NBA Starting Five' Ships To Stores Nationwide

by Rainier on Oct. 9, 2002 @ 9:38 p.m. PDT

Konami of America Inc., today announced that NBA STARTING FIVE has shipped to stores nationwide. The latest hoops game from Konami, NBA Starting Five is now available for the PlayStation 2 at an SRP of $39.99, while the Xbox edition is set to ship on October 29th at an SRP of $49.99.

NBA Starting Five recreates the fast-paced action and adrenaline of NBA basketball through intuitive game controls, advanced AI and enhanced control over rebounding and post-moves.

"This is the most accessible and exhilarating basketball game that Konami has shipped thus far,“ said Robert Goff, Product Manager at Konami of America. “By improving on our strengths, we’re kicking-off our new basketball game with style, and setting a strong precedent for the future.”

With dramatically improved player models and hundreds of new in-game animations, NBA Starting Five presents stunning visuals that accurately capture the sweat and adrenaline of the NBA. Adding to the authentic NBA experience are the memorable voice-overs of Indiana Pacers commentators, Al Albert and Clark Kellogg, who call all of the heart-stopping action with entertaining and insightful commentary.

Endorsed by NBA all-star Tracy McGrady of the Orlando Magic, NBA Starting Five allows players to live the entire NBA experience with eye-popping graphics, intelligent AI and engaging gameplay modes, including: Franchise Mode, Create-a Player, and Season Play. Sporting one of the deepest, most interactive franchise modes around, virtual GMs will find running their own franchise both challenging and rewarding.

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