Ships Street Hoops
basketballers everywhere can now get their game on street-style with
Activision, Inc.'s Street Hoops for the PlayStation2 computer
entertainment system and Xbox video game system from Microsoft. The
game features a slammin' soundtrack, authentic apparel, notorious
courts like NYC's The Cage and Rucker Park, and a roster of
playground legends including 1/2 Man 1/2 Amazing, Headache, Hot
Sauce and more, as featured in the AND 1 Mix Tape Series. Street
Hoops is currently available at retail outlets nationwide at a
suggested retail price of $49.99 and is rated "T" (Teen -
gambling, strong lyrics) by the ESRB.
Hoops delivers an authentic 'in your face' playground experience
with the energy, intensity and showmanship of real-life street
ball," said Larry Goldberg, executive vice president,
Activision Worldwide Studios. "With real-world courts, today's
top streetball stars and exciting action on- and off-the court,
Street Hoops will be a slam-dunk for fans."
Hoops encompasses the look, speed, energy and attitude of
park/playground blacktop competition. The game allows players to
compete in a nationwide tournament representing their hometown on
the most notorious street courts in nine U.S. cites, as well as four
fantasy courts that can be unlocked during gameplay. Realism is the
rule, allowing players to bet cash on competitions, buy authentic
real-world gear including Sean John, Ecko Unlimited, Southpole, Pure
Playaz, AND 1 and more with their earnings, talk trash, shout and
push other players around, if need be.
game features multiple modes of play including World Tournament,
Lord of the Court, and multiplayer Full Court and Half-court games.
Additionally, a large variety of real freestyle basketball moves,
dunks and a top hip-hop music soundtrack featuring Cypress Hill,
Method Man and Redman, Xzibit, DMX, Master P, Ludacris, and more,
lend to the game's authenticity.
Hoops for the Xbox video game system from Microsoft is the first
game on Xbox to support HDTV resolution of 720p running at 60fps. In
addition, the audio for the Xbox version of the game offers Dolby
Digital for discreet surround sound during gameplay. The PlayStation
2 version of the game offers DTS audio for discreet surround sound
during game-play. Activision's Street Hoops will be released for the
Nintendo GameCube this fall. Additional information about Street
Hoops can be found at www.streethoopsgame.com.
Hoops was developed by Black Ops Entertainment, creators of
award-winning, top-selling sports titles including Knockout Kings
and the March Madness series.