NBA Baller Beats Announced

By Jonathan Barnes, 4 years ago
Ever since its release, Kinect has seemed like a natural fit for sports games. The biggest drawback is that you're basically pantomiming the action of real sports in your living room... and that can look, how shall I put this... dumb.

Enter the recently announced, NBA Baller Beats, a game that will challenge you to dribble a real basketball in your living room. Developed by HB Studios, NBA Baller Beats will challenge players to master their ball handling skills using a real basketball while playing to the beat of an eclectic soundtrack.

Jesse Sutton, Chief Executive Officer of Majesco Entertainment thinks the game will appeal to both basketball ballers AND fans!

NBA Baller Beats introduces an unprecedented way to experience basketball through a video game like never before. Our innovative play mechanic combined with Kinect technology puts the ball in players’ hands, tracking both full-body gameplay and ball movement, so players are going to have to get up and actually play basketball to get in the game. Ballers and fans alike will love this game.
Progressing in the game will unlock new songs, difficulty levels, and over 100 posters and trading cards showcasing NBA players. The game will feature artists like: Kanye West, Run DMC, Gorillaz, Them Crooked Vultures, Common, Tiesto and more.

Sound confusing? Let the teaser trailer (narrated by Common) pump you up for the dribbling action.

Majesco will be releasing actual gameplay video and more details at E3 in June.

NBA Baller Beats is set for a fall release.
Jonathan Barnes
Written by Jonathan Barnes
Jonathan has been a news/views contributor since 2010. When he's not writing reviews, features, and opinion pieces, he spends his days working as an informal science educator and his nights as an international man of mystery.