Korean developer Joycity has brought their port of their PC franchise 3 on 3 Freestyle from closed into open beta, exclusively on the Playstation 4. Once beleaguered with delays, this game looks close to going gold on the system.

In 3on3 Freestyle, fifteen colorful, unique and recognizable male and female basketball players each have their own abilities and moves, being able to play a specific position. Players can use crisp passes, mesmerizing dribbling or force their way through defenders to win the game. Teammates must wisely pick their players in order to build the right team according to their preferred playstyle and their opponents. In addition to having different physical and technical attributes, each character has a specific backstory, written with the help of legendary writer Evan Skolnick, which unfolds along the player’s progress.

Features of this game include:

Players: Each character wins points to unlock and upgrade their abilities, which includes dunks, long distance shots, stamina and more. Players must string their unique offensive and defensive skills into combos while keeping an eye on their team members’ capabilities.

Time Out: Teams can trigger the “substitution” mode for a limited number of times every game, allowing everyone to change their character. But, watch out, as this also means the other team of three players can pick new characters (or stick to the one they are already playing), adding to the strategic aspect of the game!

Couch Gaming: Local co-op online multiplayer option allows three gamers “on the same couch” to challenge players from around the world. It’s the new pizza night!

Game Modes: 3on3 Freestyle offers different game modes for unique experiences:

  • 3 v 3 online: With friends at home and alongside players from across the world.
  • 1 v 1 online: Compete against another player in frantic duels.