Launching in May for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC, NBA Playgrounds received a gameplay trailer today, showing off what to expect from the 2-on-2 arcade-style basketball game.
Saber Interactive CEO Matthew Karch talked about the lottery pick system:
Pour in enough buckets, and your team will get to spin the Lottery Pick wheel for a short term bonus. Bonuses include super speed shoes, 12 inches of extra height on dunks, a glowing blue ball that increases your shot percentage, and a 2x 3-pointer. Another cool aspect of the Lottery Pick system is that it makes you think twice about pushing down your opponent on defense, as you lose your lottery bar momentum. It’s playground rules, but playing a cleaner game can bring you some good karma.
There’s more than 200 current and retired in the NBA Playgrounds roster, and you unlock them by winning games and earning card packs. You can also unlock new moves for those players by sticking with a team for a while and focusing on unlocking their XP.