NBA LIVE 09 is back with the best playing basketball game in the category that rewrites the book on authenticity and connectivity - but is still accessible enough for new users to get in on the ground floor.
New features like Pick and Roll Control, Defensive Lockdown Control, Signature Playcalling and Quickstrike Ankle-Breakers will make the LIVE experience fun, long-lasting and satisfying. For those in need of some extra coaching, NBA LIVE 09 takes you to training camp with the NBA Academy that gives you a chance to hone your skills
* Get the most out of your game and hone your skills when you jump into game with an all-new practice facility
* Force your defender to step up and guess what you'll do next. Trigger the turbo button and use the right analog stick for bold, responsive ball-handling moves to fake out your defender and create scoring opportunities
* This new two-man game mechanic lets you control both the ball handler and the screener, as you set screens and run two man plays, with on court instructions popping up to guide you through each play
* Introducing an accessible in game playcalling system that pushes on-court visualization to guide you through the play. This feature will suggest authentic plays for NBA's stars to run on the court
* A new risk reward system to lock in your check on defense. Get in tight on a strong shooting guard to take away his shot, or play back to keep a quick point guard from blowing by you.
* All 10 players on the court can now be controlled by users on 10 different consoles around the world. Now the game outcome can be completely dependent on how you play as an online team.