EA and Carmelo Anthony Once Again Join Forces

Anthony CarmeloElectronic Arts announced today that Carmelo Anthony, Denver Nuggets All-Star, will appear on the cover of NBA Street Homecourt.  Anthony is the first athlete to grace the cover of all three of EA’s basketball games.  He can also be seen on the boxes of NCAA March Madness 2004 and NBA Live 2005. 

Anthony, who was named MVP of the 2003 NCAA Final Four his freshman year at Syracuse and was the third pick of the 2004 NBA draft, credits his mad skills to his days spent playing in a Baltimore playground.  “My homecourt in Baltimore will always be a part of who I am, because that’s where I gained the skill and desire that has made me successful in basketball.  NBA Street Homecourt represents real street basketball and the place where it all started for me.”

We will also see where the game began for many other NBA stars.  Dan Ayoub, lead producer, said, “NBA Street Homecourt gives fans the opportunity to play where legends were made […] The vision for the game’s concept, visuals and gameplay all give a nod to those hometown courts, and will provide fans with an incredibly addictive and rewarding experience.”

EA describes “cutting edge visuals and innovative gameplay” and promises that the fourth installment of the NBA Street will allow users to create “gravity-defying tricks-on-the-fly.”  Hopefully, the game will live up to these promises and continue the NBA Street goodness that we’ve all come to expect.  The game will hit shelves in 2007 for the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360.

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