By Quinton Miles
The Nintendo All-Stars are preparing to take the court in [i]NBA Street V3[/i], according to an announcement by Electronic Arts and Nintendo this morning. Exclusive to the Nintendo GameCube version of the game, the All-Stars–comprised of Mario, Luigi, and Princess Peach–will be available to play as a team or individually in the game’s new slam dunk contest with a Nintendo court to boot.
“We’re very excited to be able to incorporate the Nintendo All-Stars, as well as their own authentic Nintendo court, into NBA Street V3,” said V3 executive producer Wil Mozell. “There’s nothing quite like seeing Mario, Luigi and Peach taking the over-the-top gameplay of NBA Street V3 to the extreme as they square off against some of today’s top NBA stars and all-time greats.”
“Nintendo’s characters have always proved they can compete on the world stage,” says George Harrison, Nintendo of America’s senior vice president of marketing and corporate communications. “Now they’ll show that they can compete on the streets as well.”
[i]NBA Street V3[/i] is scheduled to hit the GameCube, PlayStation 2, and Xbox next month.