09:26 PM - February 15, 2007 by Steve_OS
BACKYARD BASKETBALL 2007 FEATURES KID VERSIONS OF COVER ATHLETE PAUL PIERCE AND OTHER NBA SUPERSTARS
Latest Edition of #1 Best-Selling Kids Basketball Video Game Franchise Now Available Widely at Retail
New York – February 15, 2007 – Humongous Inc., today announced that Backyard Basketball 2007 is now available at retail outlets nationwide for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and Windows PC. Backyard Basketball 2007 combines fun and fantasy with realistic NBA plays and strategies that are appropriate for kids. The game includes all NBA teams, uniforms, and logos as well as a roster of animated kid versions of current NBA stars including the Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade, Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James and Backyard Basketball 2007 cover athlete and five-time NBA All-Star Paul Pierce of the Boston Celtics.
“Being on the cover of Backyard Basketball 2007 is an important highlight in my career. I spend a lot of time working with kids, so I know how popular and fun the game is and how it can help kids better understand the rules and strategies of basketball,” says Pierce. “I really like that Backyard Basketball 2007 is based on solid game play like the most sophisticated adult games, but is designed for kids, so it’s funny and simple enough to jump in and play right away.”
Now in its fourth iteration, Backyard Basketball is the best selling kids basketball videogame ever, and the only officially licensed kids basketball video game of the National Basketball Association. Backyard Basketball 2007 is the latest entry in the Backyard Sports series and the only game brand licensed by all professional US sports leagues. Since 1996, the franchise has sold over 10 million units and has received over a hundred awards.
Game Features include:
• Realistic arenas and environments
• Older, Backyard kids – characters look more athletic than ever before
• Authentic action with lower hoops, unique strategy options and hilarious animations
• Full-court simulation basketball with arcade elements
• Customization of team, players, courts, uniforms, and logos
• Multi-player mode with handicap capabilities
• Tons of unlockables, power ups and surprises
Rated “E” (for Everyone) by ESRB, Backyard Basketball 2007 has an MSRP of $29.99 for PlayStation®2 and $19.99 for Windows PC. The title is also available for Game Boy® Advance for $29.99
About Humongous Inc.
Humongous Inc. publishes the award-winning Backyard Sports video games series—the best selling sports gaming franchise for kids. Founded in 1992, Humongous (formerly Humongous Entertainment) is owned by France-based Infogrames Entertainment SA, the largest video games publisher in Europe, and parent company to Atari. Along with Backyard Sports, Humongous is recognized for high-quality, animated CD-ROMs starring original characters. For more information: www.backyardsports.com