The Life Available on PS3 for the first time, players will go behind the scenes in this unique mode and experience the life of an NBA professional, balancing interaction with coaches, teammates, and rivals. NBA 09 The Inside lets players experience a completely new sequence of Life story elements for this year. Perform well on the court to earn rewards and endorsements. Franchise Mode For the first time on the NBA franchise, players can extend their experience in running a team where performance and player morale are tracked on virtually every level salary, playing time, trades, team performance, and much more. Major focus will center player development, from draft selections all the way to seasoned NBA veterans. Team Progression System NBA 09 The Inside brings back this unique system of rewarding players for game exploration and advancement by providing numerous customizable player options. As gamers play, they will be challenged to complete tasks and goals that will earn experience. In turn, experience can be used to customize characters and show them off as status symbols of game achievement. This year, players will be able to create up to five customizable characters that can all earn progression during gameplay and be taken online. NBA Replay Mode Back to test the skills of the most hardcore NBA fans, NBA Replay is once again available for players to re-live great performances from the 07 -08 season and work through a wide array of the entire past seasons memorable gameplay scenarios. NBA Replay (Games of the Week) Returning with an all-new set of highlight-reel plays, Games of the Week allows players to download five scenarios each week involving real NBA games from the 08 -09 season and attempt to replay those magical moments within the game. Enhanced Gameplay and A.I. Along with core fundamentals, NBA 09 The Inside improves on individual and team gameplay elements.