Wed 4 Aug 2010
The upcoming remake of the classic arcade game NBA Jam has, up until this point, been exclusive to the Wii. Now EA has revealed that the game is indeed coming to both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 as a downloadable title, but there's catch: it's only available to those who purchase NBA Elite 11.
Those who purchase Elite will get a download code that provides access to three different Jam modes: play now, classic campaign, and online. At least for now, the game won't be available to purchase on either XBLA or PSN.
"NBA Elite 11 is going to change the way basketball videogames are played," EA Sports' Jordan Edelstein said. "The addition of three free downloadable modes of the award winning NBA Jam is an unprecedented value add to a product that is already set to revolutionize the basketball videogame category."
The Wii version of the game is an update to the arcade classic and features a similar over-the-top style of gameplay. There are power ups, boss battles, and the bizarre 2D head visual style. In addition to the classic campaign, the game also features a new remixed single-player mode that includes a number of updated features. It doesn't look like this mode will be included in the HD version.
NBA Elite 11 and the downloadable NBA Jam will both be available on October 5, the same day that Jam comes to the Wii.