NBA Jam Goes Online on PS3 and Xbox 360 Next Month

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EA Sports’ NBA Jam reboot, currently available on the Wii and previously planned to be included as a down-scaled freebie in new copies of NBA Elite, is officially getting a full-blown retail release on PS3 and Xbox 360 following the disastrous postponement of Elite. The PS3 and Xbox 360 versions will have everything the Wii version has, in addition to enhanced HD graphics and, for the first time in the series, online play.

Out of the box, the online play will consist of Classic 2-on-2 gameplay and leaderboards. Then in December, EA will release a free title update that will patch in additional online modes, including Remix Games like Backboard Smash, Domination Free-for-All, Elimination and 21, Jam Party mode for four-player Friend match-ups, and an Online Progression system, in which players will level up “through a series of challengers and secret online JAM Challenges to unlock online exclusive rewards and hidden content in the ultimate quest for global bragging rights.” The update will also add in even more secret characters and teams to unlock.

NBA Jam tips off on PS3 and Xbox 360 this November 17th and will retail for $50.

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