Electronic Arts has announced today that a playable demo of NBA Elite 11 will be available for download on the PlayStation Network tomorrow. In the demo, players will get their first taste to try the all-new Hands-On Control system that allows for one-to-one responsiveness and introduces a skill-based shooting system to the basketball videogame genre – EA promises.
On top of being able to play through the 4th quarter of the 2010 NBA Finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Boston Celtics, the NBA Elite 11 demo will feature modes to help users practice the new Hands-On Control scheme:
- Tutorial Mode – An interactive tutorial will walk users through the basics of Hands-On Control
- Practice Mode – Like in real life, the more time you spend in the gym the better you will be. In Practice Mode, users will be able to spend as much time as they want practicing Hands-On Control in a virtual gym environment. Have a friend jump on locally and both players can master both the offensive and defensive sides of the Hands-On Control system
- Become Legendary – Start your path to becoming an NBA legend in the demo by creating your character and playing in the Jordan Draft Showcase. Earn XP and carry your character onto the full version of NBA ELITE 11 in October. In addition, players who share the demo with friends on Xbox LIVE and the PLAYSTATION Network will also earn additional XP for their Become Legendary character.
David Littman, Creative Director, NBA Elite 11 said:
“Like putting in time at the gym, there’s learning curve with Hands-On Control. But once you feel the difference between Hands-On Control and the traditional button configuration, you’ll understand why we chose the direction we did.”
NBA Elite is currently scheduled for a release next month.