NBA Street Homecourt gets 'Melo

Nuggets forward Carmelo Anthony to be cover athlete of EA's streetballer; Xbox 360, PS3 game to feature real playground courts.

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Carmelo Anthony--the digital version.

Denver Nuggets forward Carmelo "'Melo" Anthony is entering only his fourth year as a professional athlete, but he's already a veteran when it comes to endorsements. The NBA superstar has formed a solid relationship with Electronic Arts, having been the cover athlete for NCAA March Madness during his rookie campaign in the NBA and for NBA Live 2005 during his sophomore stint.

That relationship continues this year, as EA today announced that Anthony will be the cover athlete for NBA Street Homecourt, the upcoming arcade-style basketball game for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The news may not shock many, as the game's first trailer prominently featured Anthony and his hometown of Baltimore.

As the name of the game indicates, this latest edition of the NBA Street franchise concentrates on the courts where today's NBA stars honed their skills as local legends. In addition to the high-flying antics the series is known for, Homecourt features an all-new animation engine and control scheme.

NBA Street Homecourt has not yet been rated or priced and is scheduled to be available sometime next year.

Discussion

41 comments
mikebabyjr23
mikebabyjr23

he looks so real i cant wait til i get dis game

NND1
NND1

yeah I'll prob get this one!

3lowi123
3lowi123

the NBA streets are the best streetball game there are Maybe even the best basketball games I cant wait!!!

denaz
denaz

Can't wait!! Always a awesome game to play!

qwiwheet29
qwiwheet29

This game sounds good and everything but ea really need to give it up and let 2k sports do what it does best and that is make hits. You are not going to see sweat drippin off players faces, helmets nor see splash from rain or snow when players walk or run through it. I WAS A BIG ea FAN BUT THEY RATHER TAKE OUR MONEY THAN GIVE US WHAT WE WANT. nba live is no longer in my vocab and who ever say that live is worth playing is just as retarted as live is. When the contract is over with NFL rights for ea it will be 2k forever I CAN'T WAIT!!!!!!!!! Atari with good graphics. That is what ea really stands for Elect Atari. Exactly, PATHETIC. Can you feel the mist from thier spitt yet. Everybody needs to stop buying the product from them and stop complaining when you play the so call sports games that they are making. You know e.atari make crap. I wish i could cuss!!!! It is going be a flaw in it, it always is. I'm glad Lebron or A.I is not on the cover of a disgrace company.

bongsyas_23
bongsyas_23

rl_41 I guess if Melo can't be big in real NBA ball, he might as well be big in a wacked out game... He's only the leading scorer in the whole friggin league. I think that makes him pretty big.

shawnd0517
shawnd0517

Too bad it isn't announced for the Wii yet, I was hoping to get to play as the Mario gang again. Maybe Master Chief & Marcus Fenix will be unlockable for the 360 version?

brigula
brigula

I always thought it would be cool to combine Street w/ Need for Speed. You know, like driving around to different games. Finding hidden games and so on. Never happen though. EA would lose money combining the 2. That's what I hoped Next-Gen meant. More, realism. Being able to walk off the court and get some Gatorade, slap your girlz booty, get on your bike or in your car and go rob a bank. Oh, maybe Rockstar beat them to it.

faizali86
faizali86

the only good street game out there.

Supreme_Fantasy
Supreme_Fantasy

NBA Street series is always great! Now the NBA street finally land on the next-gen...it's gonna be awesome!

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

I don't hate Melo or anything...but I would have gave Elton Brand or Dirk the cover before him. Actually, there's quite a list of people I would have gave the cover to before him.

rl_41
rl_41

I guess if Melo can't be big in real NBA ball, he might as well be big in a wacked out game...

masterchief375
masterchief375

I love the first 3 NBA Street games so I know this one is gonna be awesome.

LOGGER13
LOGGER13

Wohoo! As a Syracuse grad, I'm a great fan of Anthony! Good for him!

CorruptGamerGX
CorruptGamerGX

Why is the genre baseball? It's a BASKETBALL game Gamespot

jfz
jfz

Dem the PS3 version will be the best like always

comthitnuong
comthitnuong

wow the digital version looks pretyt real..

zman1
zman1

hopefully nba street's quality dosent start to plummet like nba live's has over time.

RaiKageRyu
RaiKageRyu

Working with EA, is like working with the Devil.

snake3rules
snake3rules

Thank god... I'm sure people interested in this game were saying to themselves, "Hmm what I really want to know about this game is, who's gonna be on the cover". Try releasing some real details EA-- like a release date, or gameplay additions and changes. No one cares about the cover athelete for an undated game with no specifications or real gameplay info.

phantomtech85
phantomtech85

CMakaCreative, I think Midway has sort of taken care of that with the MLB Slugfest series. But who knows, EA just might make a MLB Street game. I can image it taking place in the streets of NY playing in large alley ways. Anyways, I like the choice of Carmelo Anthony being on the cover...not bad at all.

RunnerGunner480
RunnerGunner480

I liked the NBA street games, next gen will probably make it even cooler.

muertebringer
muertebringer

Melo hot but it should've been king james or A.I.

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

I'll leave the NBA games to the Americans I think.

CMakaCreative
CMakaCreative

I can live with "Melo" being EA's cover man. What I want to know is when are they going to release a MLB Streets game. I was big on playing baseball in the projects. We used tennis balls & use to "trick" the hell out of our plastic woofle ball bats to make them heavier & different from the next's man bat. We mainly played on basketball courts since there wasn't people to take it to the dusty diamonds of FDR Drive. Either that or played one on one baseball which was always fun. They got "street" everything else, why not MLB. Also, why do they got this game under Baseball in the Genre space. Somebody slipping or can we play baseball on the basketball courts too....just like back home.

slickvic1990
slickvic1990

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shooks20
shooks20

Melo sucks And MattRorie, that was hilarious :D

ElJuego07
ElJuego07

shoulda been lebron??? why not Dwade. or chris paul, ben gordon or a REAL street player in Marbury. But I guess Melo is coo. hes a damn good player. but i think they should have made the game more realistic and not another NBA Jam.

gimlifn
gimlifn

Wow anybody would have been a better cover choice than Carmelo! Hope this NBA street is more like NBA street 2.

KingofTrolls
KingofTrolls

Yet we have more crap. Another re-hash game from EA. This game is the same thing from the last version they released people.

MattRorie
MattRorie staff

Will there be a "Stop Snitching" minigame?

finalcross
finalcross

I think it's a great idea. While some might think that LeBron might have been the better choice, I doubt he'll do very many game endorsements since it's been rumored he's trying to get his own basketball game.

Warlypwnage
Warlypwnage

no current gen editions? count me out.

piecake
piecake

shudda been lebron ahhh well!