Back when NBA JAM was announced in January, we were told that it would only be making an appearance on the Nintendo Wii. However, as time passed, we would see NBA JAM info pop up on the ESRB with XBLA clearly next to it, (along with a few other leaks). So it didn’t come as a huge surprise when EA Sports announced today that that all new copies of NBA ELITE 11 will include a one-time download code that will enable users to access three modes of NBA JAM â€“ Play Now, Classic Campaign and Online.
Although not a huge surprise, it still adds a huge value for those that remember the old school 2 vs 2 NBA Jam.
â€œNBA Elite 11 is going to change the way basketball videogames are played,â€ says Jordan Edelstein, Vice President, Marketing, EA Sports, â€œThe 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 categoryâ€
NBA JAM has been optimized for the Xbox 360 (and PlayStation 3) to truly deliver a next-gen experience of the classic franchise. With Play Now, Classic Campaign, and Online modes included, the downloadable version of NBA JAM, that is available with purchases of NBA Elite 11, will include a robust single player and multiplayer experience. NBA JAM allows fans to challenge the world, or their friends on the couch, with Online and Play Now, respectively, or climb from worst to first as they take their favorite NBA team through a ladder tournament through the league.
NBA Elite 11 featuring three modes of NBA JAM will be available for the Xbox 360 on October 5, 2010.