NBA Live 09 is the newest game in the long-running series which will feature new gameplay such as signature shots for players and a better collection of dunks!
- 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. 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
- 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 Custom Leagues: Create your own online league, with all-new drafting, trades and a single elimination playoff format.
- 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.
- Extend your Game with EA SPORTS World: Create your own highlight reel then upload the video to EA SPORTS World to prove your passion to the world.