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NCAA Final Four 2002 ships

  SCEA announced today that NCAA Final Four 2002 is now available for the PS2, marking the release of another 989 Sports title in this college hoops franchise. The game features new player models, all new Dynasty and Career Modes, and new commentary from Billy Packer and Eddie Doucette. NCAA Final Four 2002 will have over 300 Division I schools representing 31 different conferences that will have detailed, authentic arenas to compete in.

   "We are thrilled to bring consumers a comprehensive and fun college basketball game that delivers the same kind of thrill, energy and intense competition of real college basketball," said Ami Blaire, director, product marketing, Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. "With the introduction of the all new Career and Dynasty Modes and the addition of new commentary by Billy Packer and Eddie Doucette, 989 Sports delivers more depth and replay value to the already popular NCAA Final Four franchise with NCAA Final Four 2002."

   NCAA Final Four 2002 for PlayStation 2 New Features:All New Player Graphics -- Ten different player models means on-screen players are recreated in remarkable detail. Players are built to spec in height, weight and body style, right down to their skin tone. Amazingly realistic facial animations are recreated with the use of a proprietary, digital photo application process.

   All New Dynasty Mode—Build a powerhouse collegiate program over multiple seasons by recruiting freshman to replace graduating seniors. The quality of incoming freshman is determined by the success of the previous season.

   All New Career Mode—By starting off as an assistant coach at a small school, gamers must work their way up to head coaching positions at major college basketball programs. Win/loss records determine which schools will give offers for assistant or head coaching positions.

   Brand New Commentary—Eddie Doucette provides the play-by-play with color commentary from the illustrious Billy Packer. Listen to all of the action in detail with insightful facts and entertaining conversation.

   New Motion Captured Moves—Twenty-five dunks including one handed tip jams, reverse dunks and windmill slams. New passes include the no look pass and the behind-the-back dish. Former University of North Carolina All-American Joseph Forte was motion captured to deliver highly detailed shot, dunk and dribble animations.Intensely Competitive Gameplay—The new back down button lets a player post up on a defender and fight for position in the paint. An improved Touch Shooting meter gives players total control of shot accuracy. Reconstructed Artificial Intelligence (AI) has the computer utilizing help defense against star players and using full court pressure to force turnovers to get back into the game. Live the competition.

11/13/2001 Matt Stensrud

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