2K Sports has attained publishing rights to Saber Interactive’s arcade basketball series, and we’ve ended up with a title as cumbersome as NBA 2K Playgrounds 2. ClintEastwood.gif.

Anyway, after a brief rebranding delay, the game’s now due out on 16th October, just in time for the start of the new season. The cover will feature Hall of Famer Julius ‘Dr. J’ Erving and emerging Celtics star Jayson Tatum, among others. There’ll be over 300 players in the full game, with a further 200 to be added post-release. Many of these will have signature moves.

There’ll also be a Playgrounds Championship mode for ranked competitive play, as well as a single player Seasons mode. Bog-standard local and online play will be available to boot, with a wealth of customisation options on hand. Check out the new trailer above.

[source youtube.com]