‘NBA Jam’ Inspired ‘NBA Playgrounds 2’ Officially Announced for 2018 Release

Saber Interactive has officially announced that NBA Playgrounds 2 will release this year for the Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and Windows PC. Considering that the original is not even a year old yet, this announcement may sound odd to fans of the franchise. It doesn’t even appear like this sequel really changes things up from the original either. The two new additions are a Season Mode, and a Playgrounds Championship ranked mode. The sequel will also have dedicated servers, four-player online matches, three-point contests, custom matches, and more.

Head on up above to check out the reveal trailer. Additional details can be found below via the official press release.

About NBA Playgrounds 2

Independent developer Saber Interactive has revealed NBA Playgrounds 2, the next installment in the bestselling arcade-sports franchise. NBA Playgrounds 2 raises the intensity of the series’ over-the-top, two-on-two street action with a new line-up of online and local multiplayer game modes, as well as new courts from playgrounds across the world.

Playgrounds Championship mode introduces a new worldwide ranked league system, featuring multiple competitive solo and co-op division ladders for players to climb. Season mode is a new single-player experience that recreates the feeling of leading a team through the regular season, playoffs, and, ultimately, the NBA Championship itself. There’s also improved matchmaking with dedicated servers, the arrival of four-player online matches, the return of three-point contests, custom matches, and more – pick your team and play without limits!

NBA Playgrounds 2 continues to feature the sport’s biggest players front and center. The game will launch with a massive roster of over 200 current and retired NBA players – including Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, James Harden, Kyrie Irving, LeBron James, Russell Westbrook, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Anthony Davis, DeMar DeRozan, Damian Lillard, Karl-Anthony Towns, Shaquille O’Neal, Magic Johnson, Dr. J., Allen Iverson and Larry Bird. There are new moves and power-ups to bust out, improved AI, and new player models and animations.

NBA Playgrounds 2 is expected to launch in 2018 on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch™ and Windows PC. It is rated E (Everyone) by the ESRB. For the latest updates as its release approaches, visit, and follow the series on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


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