NBA Ballers: Phenom is scheduled to ship for the PlayStation 2 and the Xbox in Spring 2006, according to a press release from Midway. NBA Ballers: Phenom is the sequel to NBA Ballers, the best-selling basketball videogame released in 2004. Midway also revealed that NBA Ballers: Rebound will be coming out for the PSP, though they did not disclose when.
"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."said Steve Allison, from Midway.
NBA Ballers: Phenom introduces an open world and interactive environment, featuring a story mode and more player customization opportunities than its predecessor. Set in the neighborhoods of Los Angeles, you'll control your own destiny, both on and off-the-court in your quest to become a hoops superstar. If you get noticed on the court, you'll be drafted into the NBA, as well as become an entrepreneur off-the-court complete with clothing line, record label and movie deal.
On the PSP, NBA Ballers: Rebound will follow the rags-to-riches path of an unknown Baller as he becomes tries to become an NBA superstar. It is based on the original Midway title, NBA Ballers.