NBA JAM Heading to the 360 [UPDATED]

By dropK1CK ninJA, 8 years ago
Updated Story: You want NBA JAM? Well then you are going to have to put NBA Elite, an upcoming title from EA Sports on your list of games to purchase. EA has finally confirmed that NBA JAM is indeed heading to the 360, but it won't even be the entire experience.

From ESPN:
"NBA Jam" will be coming to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 after all, but not in the way anyone was expecting. In an unprecedented move, EA Sports is packing a free, one-time only download code for "Jam" in every copy of "NBA Elite 11", giving basketball fans two games for just $59.99 when the titles launch October 5.

"And the only way to play 'Jam' on the 360 and PS3 is by picking up 'Elite'. There's a one-time use code that will be in every copy of 'Elite', so you just go online and redeem it. We're not selling 'Jam' on PSN or Xbox Live. If you still want the full product, the full experience is on the Wii, but if you pick up 'Elite', you're still getting a good taste of it, especially with the inclusion of online play," explains Jordan Edelstein, Vice President of Marketing for EA Sports.
There you have it. You won't get the entire game that the Wii is getting, and the version you will have available on the 360 users will be getting won't be released by itself on the Marketplace. I would not be surprised if that means either a few JAM related achievements or none included with NBA Elite.

Original Story: The ESRB (Entertainment Ratings Software Board) had posted, and has since pulled down, a rating for an Xbox 360 version of the up-coming NBA JAM game that is currently only being released the Wii. EA had provided no official comment on the posting.

The listing had, NBA JAM as an 'E' for Everybody rating. Description of the game from the ESRB was as follows:
This is an arcade-style basketball game in which players can select teams from the official NBA roster to compete in 2-on-2 games of basketball. Players can perform exaggerated slam dunks, shatter backboards, and try to conquer a series of unique "JAM Challenges."
I wonder if Bill Clinton will still make an appearance under the initials "ARK".