News: Midway announces NBA Ballers: Phenom and NBA Ballers: Rebound.
Midway today revealed the next game in the NBA Ballers franchise will be known as NBA Ballers: Phenom and that it will ship in Spring of 06.
Coming to the Xbox and PS2, Phenom will add to the NBA Ballers formula with tons of new modes and features. New to Phenom will be a 2-on-2 mode and an enhanced story mode with "off-the-court adventures." Since I'm above Kobe jokes, Midway has said these activities will include starting a clothing line, a record label or landing a movie deal.
"With the huge success of NBA Ballers and the fact that it was truly the first basketball videogame to successfully incorporate the fantasy lifestyle element, we can't help but to be excited with the announcement of NBA Ballers: Phenom," said Steve Allison, chief marketing officer, Midway. "In addition to the new 2-on-2 basketball action (along with classic 1-on-1) and a detailed story mode, we're really looking forward to showcasing the game's new, unique gameplay modes and enhanced features over the next several months."
As an afterthought, Midway also confirmed that NBA Ballers for the PSP will be a port of the original NBA Ballers and will go by the moniker NBA Ballers: Rebound.