Fast, furious, authentic NBA action!
989 Sports' long-running b-baller makes its debut on the PlayStation 2 with live presentation unmatched on the system. The players sport thousands of motion-captured moves, and over a hundred hours of play-by-play were logged in the production. Everything in the stadium is modeled as closely as possible, from the detailed players to the real coaches on the sidelines to the people in the stands. ShootOut also brings back the Create Dunk feature, and refines the game's Touch Shooting and Passing control. As always, your choice is going to be a tough one between LIVE and ShootOut, and in the 2k1 basketball season, each has taken a shot at the game of basketball from a different angle. Check which fits your style.
Authentic players, animations, and arenas make this game so realistic you'll need high tops and wrist bands to play. It’s got a new and improved game engine, redesigned player controls, and a TV-style presentation that has been edited to include more camera angles, close-ups, zooms, and cut-aways. Team-specific playbooks have more than 450 plays designed with the NBA elite. With the enhancements made to the Match-Up & Deny, Read & React A.I., no artificial intelligence has ever been more savvy. This year the road to the NBA Finals begins and ends with an NBA ShootOut.Key Features:
- New accelerated 3D game engine
The developers at 989 Sports have taken the initiative to completely redesign the game engine for NBA ShootOut 2001. Key factors in creating a more fluid gameplay experience include noticeable improvements in ball, rim, and collision physics. This year NBA ShootOut is all about clean, crisp, realistic gameplay that is sure to please even the most discerning PlayStation hoops fan.
- New intuitive player controls
Player controls have been redesigned to bring superior responsiveness and control to the game. This year Advanced Dribbling Control and Icon Screening have been modified for one-touch control. The operative word here is control. Dribble between the legs or behind the back, dish the rock with a no look, or bounce pass with one button press. Then hit a fade-away jumper with the redesigned Touch Shooting. These new enhancements plus Icon Cutting and the newly designed Auto Defend will have you playing with the pros like the pros.
- New primetime-TV-style presentation
Now with more than 100 hours of play-by-play and analysis from New Jersey Nets broadcaster, Ian Eagle. In addition to the seamless precision between basketball action, play-by-play, and analysis, the host of new camera angles will amaze you. New camera angles mean more close-ups, zooms and cutaways so you are always in the center of the action.
- New team-specific playbooks designed with NBA stars
Team-specific plays and sets are designed to replicate every team in the NBA. Now you can determine the best way to bring home a win as you evaluate more than 450 plays designed with top NBA players including Jason Kidd, Charles “Bo” Outlaw, Robert Horry, Jerry Stackhouse, Nick Van Exel, and more.