NBA Jam hits retail for the PS3 and 360; Online play included

Despite being touted as a Wii exclusive back in the day, NBA Jam is making its way to the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3 – complete with full HD graphics and online play.

Clocking in at the same $50 price point as the Wii, the HD version of NBA Jam will be available on November 17 with a “free title update to enhance the online experience” coming by December.

Featuring gameplay that is true to the original, NBA Jam will have players competing in two distinct game modes — Classic Campaign and Remix Tour — plus online modes.

At the 11/17 launch, gamers can take on friends and rivals in the classic 2-on-2 mode, complete with leaderboard rankings.  In December, the online experience “will expand significantly” through a free title update.  The update will let gamers team-up locally and online to compete in Remix Game modes, like Elimination, Backboard Smash, Domination, and 21.  Also, the update will introduce “Online Progression,” which will put players through the ringer in a series of challengers to unlock all kinds of hidden rewards.

That sounds pretty wonderful and all, but it still doesn’t answer the biggest question:  is the game non-partisan?

Written by: Dwight Tejano

Dwight is the founder of Open the Fridge, which he started in 2008 and rebooted in 2010. Due to the nature of early adopting, his bank account is normally empty. He likes to sing in world-renown choruses to forget such things.

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