OFFICIAL FACT SHEET (EA SPORTS / NBA-LIVE.COM)
Michael Jordan has just signed an exclusive deal with EA Sports to be in the NBA Live 2000 game. Also the trio of Kevin Garnett, Tim Duncan, and Jason Kidd will be adding their own moves and style to NBA Live 2000's realistic b-ball action!
NBA LIVE 2000 is the sixth product in EA SPORTS' wildly
popular NBA LIVE series of
basketball titles that has sold more than seven million units to date. NBA LIVE 2000
delivers all of the NBA's current teams and players. In an EA SPORTS worldwide
exclusive, 60 of the greatest NBA players of all time are included in the PC and
PlayStation games. Game players can compete against five All-Star teams and see
how they stack up against today's teams. Fans can also challenge their favorite NBA
players to a game of one-on-one street ball on an outdoor court. The classic matchups
are endless: Wilt Chamberlain vs. Shaq, Karl Malone vs. Dr. J or Allen Iversen vs. Bob Cousy.
For the first time in a sports video game, NBA LIVE
will expand its use of facial
animations so that consumers will hear NBA players shout after big plays.
Five historic All-Star teams from the 50's, 60's,
70's, 80's and 90's allow users to
challenge the games greatest historic All-Stars against today's NBA stars.
Historic players will include Kareem Abdul Jabaar, Bill Russell and Oscar Robertson.
Historic teams have player likenesses, authentic uniforms (tight/short shorts), and authentic hair styles (crew cuts and afros). (PC/PlayStation)
Historic players may also be traded to current NBA rosters. (PC/PlayStation)
A variety of new camera angles deliver a close-up view of the NBA action with focal length zooming and TV-style cut scenes.
All new transition sequences for fouls, injuries,
high five's, knuckle touches and
free throws as well as signature player moves like Tim Hardaway's crossover dribble, Glen Rice's three pointer and Reggie Miller's fadeaway jumper.
Ever wonder if you could beat the Pacers playing as the Lakers if you were 10 points down with two minutes to go? Scenario mode lets you create a scenario to put you in the thick of the end-of-the-game action. (PC/PlayStation)
In season mode, the game engine suggests intelligent player trades as the season progresses. General Manager features allow users to draft an entire custom NBA team, manage the team, and play up to ten seasons. If desired, users can create their own custom leagues. Player attributes develop and decline as they progress through their career. (PC/PlayStation) The PC game will include a rookie draft.
Enhanced Pro-Action artificial intelligence (AI) allows players to realistically react to match-ups, post-ups, screens and pick & rolls on the court.
An on-the-court referee will make the calls. (PC)
Practice mode lets you practice your favorite moves and dunks on outdoor courts.
Color commentary is delivered by two-time NBA All-Star Reggie Theus (TNT), who joins play-by-play commentator Don Poier (Vancouver Grizzlies).
All NBA players and rookies faces will be represented in the game with precise detail.
Fourth generation 3-D polygon players with real-time lighting deliver incredibly realistic basketball players and motions.
PC gamers with access to the Internet can receive real-time NBA scores and EA SPORTS news.
A detailed create-a-player feature allows any game player to create custom players with individual features including expression (laid back, balanced, hyped), skin tone, height, weight, facial hair, hair color and player ratings.
Revolutionary Face in the Game Technology allows users to put anyone in the game with more than 50 different player expressions, hair types, skin colors and eye colors to choose. (PC)
NBA LIVE 2000 features an original game soundtrack that brings a fusion of hip-hop, funk and blues to the courts.