3on3 Freestyle Open Beta Now Available in the US on PS4
Joycity invites US Gamers to experience the ONLY Arcade “Street” Basketball game on the PS4 and with the 3on3 Freestyle Open Beta
A huge part of my childhood from the ages of say 5-10, involved me mashing buttons to get infinite turbo and knocking down my opponent, my cousin, so he could never score in NBA Jam. It is easily one of my favorite past times. Sadly wild unrealistic sports games have faded in popularity, and largely do to the monetization of sports, and we have lost great games such as NFL Blitz, NBA Jam, and NHL Hitz. Joycity looks to revive some of those classic game elements in their game 3on3 Freestyle. 3on3 Freestyle is an arcade street basketball game that features multiple modes and encourages couch co-op. Personally I can’t wait to check it out, but I have serious concerns about the localization. The characters seem a bit like stereotypes and the name of the game sounds like translated English. Aside from that, the game looks like fast paced ball on a smaller more personal scale that the major basketball games now really lack. Check out all the info on 3on3 Freestyle in the official PR from Joycity below and head to the Playstation Store to download and play the 3on3 Freestyle Open Beta:
In 3on3 Freestyle, fifteen colorful, unique and recognizable male and female basketball players each have their own abilities and moves, being able to play a specific position. Players can use crisp passes, mesmerizing dribbling or force their way through defenders to win the game. Teammates must wisely pick their players in order to build the right team according to their preferred playstyle and their opponents. In addition to having different physical and technical attributes, each character has a specific backstory, written with the help of legendary writer Evan Skolnick, which unfolds along the player’s progress.
“Sony Interactive Entertainment is very pleased to announce that ‘3on3 Freestyle,’ our new Korean PlayStation 4 title, is now available. We have cooperated with Joycity for more than two years to produce this PS4 exclusive,” said Ando Tetsuya, president of Sony Interactive Entertainment Korea. “I hope sports fans will enjoy 3on3 Freestyle as much as we do!”
Key Game Features:
Players: Each character wins points to unlock and upgrade their abilities, which includes dunks, long distance shots, stamina and more. Players must string their unique offensive and defensive skills into combos while keeping an eye on their team members’ capabilities.
Time Out: Teams can trigger the “substitution” mode for a limited number of times every game, allowing everyone to change their character. But, watch out, as this also means the other team of three players can pick new characters (or stick to the one they are already playing), adding to the strategic aspect of the game!
Couch Gaming: Local co-op online multiplayer option allows three gamers “on the same couch” to challenge players from around the world. It’s the new pizza night!
Game Modes: 3on3 Freestyle offers different game modes for unique experiences:
- 3 v 3 online: With friends at home and alongside players from across the world.
- 1 v 1 online: Compete against another player in frantic duels.