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Saber Interactive announces NBA Playgrounds update details, Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn promotion

Saber Interactive recently announced an update for its recently released game NBA Playgrounds. In addition, the company announced that it will offer a free copy of Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn to Nintendo Switch owners for those who purchase that version of NBA Playgrounds before the update.

“We had every intention of launching online play for NBA Playgrounds on Nintendo Switch within days of release, but, despite our best efforts, it didn’t play out that way,” said Matthew Karch, CEO of Saber. “We sincerely apologize for the delay and want to let everyone know the fix will be coming very soon. But words are cheap, and games are not. So we’re giving everyone that bought NBA Playgrounds on Nintendo Switch before the online play patch hits a free copy of Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn on Switch when it is available this fall to express our gratitude.”

While Saber Interactive will release details on the free Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn Switch game promotion later, it has announced a new update that is available now on PC and PlayStation 4, with the Xbox One and Switch versions getting the update in the next few days. 15 new players have been added, including Isaiah Thomas and Dennis Rodman, and Shaq can now be played with the various teams from his career.

Challenge Mode, which allows players to challenge each other to online matches, has been added to the PlayStation®4, Xbox One and PC versions, and will be added to the Nintendo Switch version once online play is live. Other additions include a new connection manager, which monitors the connection of players during ranked matches and penalizes disconnections from games that are made to avoid losing. Saber has also tweaked the entire shooting system, reworking the timing and adding a meter while clarifying the UI.

NBA Playgrounds is currently available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn will be launched later this year. Stay tuned for more news here on Gaming Trend.

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