News: Microsoft's Shaq-sized basketball franchise has made the drive to store shelves.
Microsoft announced earlier today that NBA Inside Drive 2004 is now available for Xbox throughout stores in North America. While its the game's third appearance on the system, Inside Drive marks its debut under Microsoft's XSN Sports brand in which gamers can create and customize their own leagues and tournaments on the centralized website XSNsports.com. This provides an all-new online experience via Xbox Live and even features a free agent acquisition of three-time NBA Champion Shaquille O'Neal, who will serve as the game's official cover athlete and spokesperson.
NBA Inside Drive 2004 also features advanced offensive controls including pressure sensitive passing for true give-and-goes, diving loose ball saves, dominating post moves and more responsive ?juke? controls that will ?break ankles? all over the hardwood.?On defense, gamers can experience a new level of intensity with pressure-sensitive steals and Shaq-tacular shot blocks that will be sure to send a message league-wide. Additionally, the all-star announce team of Kevin Calabro, Marques Johnson and Kenny Smith return with their unique blend of catchphrases and commentary to give NBA Inside Drive 2004 NBA-style and broadcast-quality presentation.
You can expect more coverage of this game in the way of a full review soon.