NBA LIVE 09 has rewritten the rules and fundamentally shifted the way you look at sports simulation games.
• Dynamic DNA: The brain behind the game is powered by the premier analytics provider using NBA data for over 20 NBA teams, which evaluates Player DNA that breaks down how a player scores, Team DNA that rates how the players on the floor play as a unit and Tendencies that refer to the percentage a player drives left, right or shoots from each spot on the floor.
• NBA LIVE 365: Made fresh daily all season long. NBA LIVE 365 takes it to a whole new level of connectivity, providing you an unprecedented level of authenticity and realism. Now every game truly is different powered by Dynamic DNA data updating daily.
• NBA Rewind*: Think you can do it better? Rewrite history and replay last night's game with the updated statistical data that recreates identical conditions including injuries, hot/cold streaks, tendencies and player DNA.
• Pick and Roll Control: This new two-man game mechanic lets you control both the ball handler and the screener, as you set screens and run two man plays, with on court instructions popping up to guide you through each play.
• Signature Playcalling: Introducing an accessible in game playcalling system that pushes on-court visualization to guide you through the play. Linked to LIVE 365, this feature will suggest authentic plays for NBA's stars to run on the court.
• NBA Academy: Get the most out of your game and hone your skills when you jump into game with an all-new practice facility.
• Quickstrike AnkleBreakers: Force your defender to step up and guess what you'll do next. Trigger the turbo button and use the right analog stick for bold, responsive ball-handling moves to fake out your defender and create scoring opportunities.
• Lockdown Control: A new risk reward system to lock in your check on defense. Get in tight on a strong shooting guard to take away his shot, or play back to keep a quick point guard from blowing by you.
• FIBA Expanded: With 24 national teams to choose from, you can compete in an international tournament using authentic FIBA rosters and teams, including, the United States, Spain, France, and more
• Be A Pro: Feel what it's like to be a part of a team and lock in as one player - online using Online Team Play, or offline in single player mode. Let NBA LIVE give you feedback and track how well you are playing your position.
• 5 vs. 5 Online Team Play*: All 10 players on the court can now be controlled by users on 10 different consoles around the world. Now the game outcome can be completely dependent on how you play as an online team
• Online Leagues 2.0* : Create your own online league, with all-new drafting, trades and a custom playoff format (Best of 1, 3, 5 or 7 games).
• EA SPORTS World Integration*: Create your own highlight reel then upload the video to EA SPORTS World to prove your passion to the world.
* Internet connection required for online play