Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc.
Developer: 989 Sports®
Platform: PSP™ handheld entertainment system
Players: Single-player, Two-person head-to-head competition via Wireless connectivity
Release: Spring 2005
ESRB Rating: Rating Pending (RP)
This spring, 989 Sports® will introduce the first, real, basketball simulation ever created for handheld entertainment systems. NBA 2005 for the PSP™ handheld entertainment system will provide gamers with all the fast-breaks, precision passing, and above the rim action that fans have come to expect from their sport. Supporting multiple players via a Wireless multiplayer connectivity , NBA 2005 for PSP will test the skills of all hoopsters with a variety of gameplay options including an a ll-new Practice Mode, Play Off Mode and Full Season Mode complete with simulation, trades, free agent lists, injuries and challenging basketball. Additionally, NBA 2005 for PSP offers gamers a selection of mini games, including Paint Mode, where gamers c ompete in a color-the-court challenge, the 989 Sports Skills Challenge Mode, similar to an All-Star type competition, and the 3-point Challenge. During both single and multi-player gameplay, NBA 2005 for PSP features the 'Clutch' Shooting Mechanism, where a gamers skill and timing along their ability to pull off spin moves, jukes, pump fakes and other special moves will determine if the shot goes in or clanks off the rim.