2K has revealed that the upcoming arcade-style basketball game NBA 2K Playgrounds 2 will be arriving on Nintendo Switch on 16th October.

This two-on-two arcade basketball title is set to feature over 300 players at launch – including legendary new additions like Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar – with nearly 200 additional players arriving in updates after release. It was recently announced that 2K Sports would be taking over publishing duties for the title, explaining its name change from the previously stated 'NBA Playgrounds 2'.

The game will release with ten new playgrounds from all around the world, including courts in Washington, D.C., St. Louis, Seoul, and Australia, with additional courts planned for after launch to go along with those upcoming players. There will also be well over 100 signature moves, "including showstoppers like Michael Jordan’s free throw line dunk, George Gervin’s Iceman finger roll and LeBron James’ self alley-oop". You'll also find new customisation items such as jackets, shirts, shorts, and shoes.

You can play this one on your own, with friends, or against the world, with ranked leagues featuring competitive solo and co-op ladders and a new single-player Season mode which recreates the experience of leading a team through the regular season and playoffs. There's a whole lot more promised for the title, too, and it's clearly hoping to offer its own unique approach compared to the recently released NBA 2K19 - a much more realistic experience.


The game's scheduled to launch for $29.99. Other region pricing to be confirmed.

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