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Nintendo Switch EShop Adds NBA Playgrounds Today

Out on PS4, Xbox One, and PC too.


If you're looking to get in on some 2-on-2 basketball action, NBA Playgrounds is out now on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Get a look at the launch trailer above.

The arcade-style game, released today, has been compared to NBA Jam thanks to its stylized characters and over-the-top gameplay.

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It has several different game modes, including two-player offline co-op, two-player online competitive, four-player offline team matches, and solo matches. The Nintendo Switch version of the game doesn't have online functionality at this time, but developer Saber Interactive says online play will be made available in a free game update expected in a few days.

NBA Playgrounds sports all 30 NBA teams, and can tap into a roster of current and retired NBA players like including Allen Iverson, LeBron James, Shaquille O’Neal, and Magic Johnson. You can level up your players over time and use power-ups, collectible cards, special techniques, and take advantage of a lottery pick system that rewards great play.

NBA Playgrounds is available digitally only for US $20 / £16 / AU $27. You can get a look at the full roster of available players in NBA Playgrounds here.

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