The two-on-two basketball game from Saber Interactive inspired by the classic NBA Jam series is back, but now under the umbrella of the NBA 2K franchise. NBA 2K Playgrounds 2 is available now for PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch for $49.95.
Here's the launch trailer which does a pretty good job of inserting the cartoon-like visuals over real NBA footage - both new, and old.
NBA 2K Playgrounds 2 features tons of ways to play on your own, with friends or against the world. Playgrounds Championship mode introduces a worldwide ranked league with multiple competitive solo and co-op ladders, while the new single-player Season mode recreates the experience of leading a team through the regular season and playoffs. There are also four-player online matches, co-op matches against AI, enhanced matchmaking with dedicated servers, three-point contests, off-the-wall power-ups, custom matches and more!
This time around players can also expect to play in stadiums/playgrounds from around the world - including Washington, D.C., St. Louis, Seoul and Australia. Also player specific signature moves are in-game, including Michael Jordan's famous free-throw line dunk and LeBron James’ self alley-oop. With 2K publishing this also means a licensed soundtrack along the lines of the wonderful stuff found in the NBA 2K series.