NBA '06 introduces a completely new insider look with "NBA Life: Volume 1." Players have the opportunity to go through an entire season with all of the emotional ups and downs, team politics and off-court activities, such as trades, press conferences and endorsement deals that every up and coming NBA player must handle. Each player can take a different path to progress through the league, setting up countless ways for gamers to develop a player and experience the real NBA life. NBA '06 introduces the all-new "Showtime Gameplay" feature that provides gamers with the opportunity to achieve the delicate balance between team versus individual skills, performance and goals. From knowing how to excite a temperamental crowd with incredible moves, to learning when to pass in order to keep your teammates in the game, Showtime Gameplay incorporates an enhanced Artificial Intelligence system that ultimately influence player and teammate attributes, as well as crowd support.
And for the first time in an NBA videogame, gamers have the opportunity to feel what it's really like to be on the floor as first-person perspective is merged with third-person playability. In addition, NBA '06 will include more than a dozen mini-games with exclusives like PlayStation Skills Challenge and classics such as "HORSE," "21," and "1-on-1," as well as a host of brand new games for players to test their skills in single-player, vs., or online. [Sony]