NBA Jam HD Gets Release Date, Price, and Additional Features

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Posted October 20th, 2010 at 10:00 am

Retailers are now listing NBA Jam for the Xbox 360 and PS3 and in the process have revealed the release date and price for the game. It was just a week ago that we learned NBA Jam HD would be a full retail release and not a downloadable offering. Many expected the game to end up being sold for the standard $60 given that the Wii version went for $50 and did not include online play or the HD graphics.

NBA Jam will go for $50 for the 360 and PS3 matching the Wii version. Even at $50 though it could be a tough sell given that EA Sports had framed NBA Jam as being “free” in NBA Elite 11. This however presumes that consumers were actually looking at NBA Jam as a bonus and not the main selling point of that package.

As earlier speculated the game is set to release on Tuesday November 16th. It will include everything the Wii version had such as Remix mode, but to go along with that online co-op play has been added and Remix mode will also be online. Update: New screenshots and news that even more modes will be added in a free patch in December. Continue on for the full feature list and leave your thoughts in the comments!

An Enhanced Original! – EA SPORTS’ version of NBA JAM has the off-the-charts fun factor of the original with updated gameplay that looks and feels better than ever – in full HD!

EXCLUSIVE TO Xbox 360 & PlayStation 3 – Play Online! – Play Classic 2-on-2, Co-op Team Play, and Remix games ONLINE with a jam-packed progression system, unlockable challenges, and hundreds of rewards.

Classic Campaign… With A Twist! – As fans try to beat all 30 NBA teams in the Classic Campaign journey, they will face some extra challenges: secret 2 on 2 Boss Battles against NBA Legends!

Unlockables Galore! – Players of NBA JAM can earn and unlock more than 100 cheat codes, secret characters and legendary NBA players. Secret characters were a big part of the original and EA SPORTS is committed to keeping the spirit of past unlocks alive (wink, wink).

Many Ways to Play the Game! – Fans can play Solo, Versus (against another player) or Co-op (with another player against the AI) modes. No matter how you like to play the game, you will have tons of fun playing NBA JAM.

A True “Pick up and Play” Experience! – The control system is very simple for those new to sports games yet they also have enough depth to satisfy passionate gamers who seek challenge around every corner.

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  • Lonnie

    not a fan of nba jam but if i was i would have a lot of trouble shelling out 60 bucks for a game that i knew would of been free had EA done a better job of making an nba game…even if i really wanted it,i would have a lot of trouble getting that thought out of my head.

    • Lonnie

      yea,sorry i mean i would have a hard time paying 50 bucks for a game that they said would of been free if they would of known how to make a decent nba game…..nba@jam free>50 buck jam

  • Swifty

    50 bucks my ass!

  • TheR2KGlitch

    I’ll still buy it. Price seems reasonably fair…but I only buy 1-2 games a year these days…

  • DonVCorleone

    im all over this.
    i was going to spend $60 to buy nba elite ONLY for nba jam hd

    i dont play many games at my age (30), but the ones i do play (online football & BFBC2….soon GT5) i will shell out $$$ for.

    any word if there will be online leagues or an online tournament?

  • Allmaddenking

    Many Ways to Play the Game! Wow didnt know there were more than 3 ways to play it. FREAKING COOL. A True “Pick up and Play” Experience! Wow a feature that been in the game for like 20 years. I guess I never knew how to run the goal and press the dunk button.. FREAKING COOL!!! Definitely buying this game..

  • Keith.

    $50 for a 20 year old arcade basketball game?

    SUCKERS!

  • Anonymous

    I am buying it…20 years ago was when games were fun…Not all of this “team socks are the wrong color” and “a player’s wrist bands are the wrong size” crap….

  • Anonymous

    I am buying it…20 years ago was when games were fun…Not all of this “team socks are the wrong color” and “a player’s wrist bands are the wrong size” crap….

  • Hungryandrew

    29.99 is more reasonable.. EA Sports sucks……..

  • Hungryandrew

    29.99 is more reasonable.. EA Sports sucks……..

  • Anonymous

    I wish EA would release a re-vamped version of Dr J vs Larry Bird and / or Bird vs Jordan…Those games were sweet….

  • Anonymous

    I wish EA would release a re-vamped version of Dr J vs Larry Bird and / or Bird vs Jordan…Those games were sweet….

  • Undercover

    fair deal. i figured it would be 60 so this is a nice surprise. well worth it either way

  • Undercover

    fair deal. i figured it would be 60 so this is a nice surprise. well worth it either way

  • Shadyrules

    I love NBA Jam but, I’m not paying $60 to EA for an HD/updated rosters remake of NBA Jam. As much as I love the series, It’s hard for me to even pay $30 for this. $60? forget about it.

  • Shadyrules

    I love NBA Jam but, I’m not paying $60 to EA for an HD/updated rosters remake of NBA Jam. As much as I love the series, It’s hard for me to even pay $30 for this. $60? forget about it.

  • Hank

    At first I was pissed when I heard about the $50 price, but when I thought about it, I realized that it really isn’t that bad as long as:

    A. It’s good. It needs to be flawless to bring a classic back and charge this price (see Sonic 4 for an example of a game that does this poorly)

    B. It has REALLY good online play. Games should be fun, not laggy, and exciting. Anything less than that will really ruin this entire game as the online play is the only thing that makes this a significant upgrade over the SNES, Genesis, and Wii versions.

  • Hank

    At first I was pissed when I heard about the $50 price, but when I thought about it, I realized that it really isn’t that bad as long as:

    A. It’s good. It needs to be flawless to bring a classic back and charge this price (see Sonic 4 for an example of a game that does this poorly)

    B. It has REALLY good online play. Games should be fun, not laggy, and exciting. Anything less than that will really ruin this entire game as the online play is the only thing that makes this a significant upgrade over the SNES, Genesis, and Wii versions.

  • Hank

    At first I was pissed when I heard about the $50 price, but when I thought about it, I realized that it really isn’t that bad as long as:

    A. It’s good. It needs to be flawless to bring a classic back and charge this price (see Sonic 4 for an example of a game that does this poorly)

    B. It has REALLY good online play. Games should be fun, not laggy, and exciting. Anything less than that will really ruin this entire game as the online play is the only thing that makes this a significant upgrade over the SNES, Genesis, and Wii versions.

  • Keith.

    What did Tecmo charge for their update of a 20 year old game? $10? Anybody who pays a penny more than that for an updated NBA Jam is a fool, IMO. Good luck getting $50 of enjoyment outta that one.

    • Adam

      Tecmo Throwback wasn’t a disc release, so it’s not entirely comparable. I will agree that $50 is too high for Jam, insinuating that a game being released on physical media should be $10 is insane. No company is going to do that.

      • Keith.

        Blank discs cost what, a dollar? I’d argue that, in this economy, releasing a 20 year old game for $50 is more insane than releasing it for $10-$15, tops.

        When this game tanks in the sales charts, we’ll see who is right.

        • Adam

          The price of blank discs is irrelevant. Can I assume you’re commenting on every new CD release: “No, these discs don’t cost between $10-$13!”…or every new game of this generation that costs $50-$60?

          “We’ll see who is right”…? I’m not arguing against you. I even agreed with you that the price point of $50 is too high. I was only pointing out that no company these days is releasing a game, on a disc, in stores…for $10-$15. Not a one.

        • Adam

          The price of blank discs is irrelevant. Can I assume you’re commenting on every new CD release: “No, these discs don’t cost between $10-$13!”…or every new game of this generation that costs $50-$60?

          “We’ll see who is right”…? I’m not arguing against you. I even agreed with you that the price point of $50 is too high. I was only pointing out that no company these days is releasing a game, on a disc, in stores…for $10-$15. Not a one.

      • sad

        Yeah you have a point, production costs (plastic cases etc) for physical discs are one of the largest parts of the cost. But nobody forced them to release it on disc, it was just them trying to salvage a cash grab outta this year’s NBA.

      • sad

        Yeah you have a point, production costs (plastic cases etc) for physical discs are one of the largest parts of the cost. But nobody forced them to release it on disc, it was just them trying to salvage a cash grab outta this year’s NBA.

  • sad

    $50? Yeah right. Sounds like a solid rental’s worth of content, so that’s all the value I see in it.

    I don’t know what’s more insane: that EA has the stones to charge full-price for something that was DLC a few weeks ago or that people are talking themselves into buying it. Anyone dumb enough to pay full price for this deserves what they get. Line up, lemmings.

    • ER

      You know what, bitch, if people wanna buy the fuckin’ game, why the fuck do you care so much ? Lemmings ? You’re just another asshole on the internet who thinks he knows everything about every business practice. Go fuck yourself.. and guess what, I’m not even gonna buy the game. I just hate people like you who talk like they’re on some golden pedestal.

      EA Sports fucked up with NBA Elite, so now they gotta make their money some how. Who cares ?

      • sad

        Wow, I guess I hit a sore spot huh? I don’t know what your problem is — maybe you’re drunk, maybe you’re having a bad day, maybe you’re just nuts — but I’m as free to express my opinion as you are. Where did I say anything about being a business expert? On a pedestal? Give me a break.

        Sometimes being blunt is the only way to get the point across. If you’re going to pay $50 for something that was DLC a couple weeks ago, you’re ripping yourself off. Period. As for “why I care so much,” I really don’t. I actually find it pretty funny. You’re the one getting all worked up and going off with the f-bombs and all.

        I mean, really? You “hate” people who disagree with you on the price of video games? Look at how worked up you are over this. It just ain’t worth it man. Go for a walk or something.

  • MP3

    If i spend $50 on this, i expect Roster Updates to be part of the package. That means a week after release i expect to see Trevor Ariza on the Hornets, Brooks & Lee to the Rockets, Derrick Favors/T-Will/Murphy on the Nets, Bosh with a low-cut etc.Super Street Fighter IV was what? 40 beans?. All i’m saying is i want my money’s worth.

  • LeCafe

    EA Sports – Anything is possible.

  • tish

    gay

  • Sean

    Only way I am getting this is if I can get a good price on it on Black Friday….otherwise, no way. 2k 11 is just fine for me. Plenty of other games worthy of hefty price tag like Black Ops and Medal of Honor.

  • Hungryandrew

    EA Sports + NBA=Faillure

  • Mogana20

    Sorry EA am gettin COD black opps in novemeber. But if the fans give the online play for NBA jam a good review i will consider getting it because i played it alot when i was a little kid.

  • Ross

    I can buy a Sega Genesis and NBA Jam for $30 less. F U EA!

  • Ross

    I can buy a Sega Genesis and NBA Jam for $30 less. F U EA!

  • BlackJack

    I think this game would be a lot of fun with friends, but I see it as being on the same level as Madden Arcade, a fun arcade take on a real sports game. If they would have priced it similar to Madden Arcade it would have been a sure buy. Now, there’s no way. I could never get my $50 out of this game…

  • BlackJack

    I think this game would be a lot of fun with friends, but I see it as being on the same level as Madden Arcade, a fun arcade take on a real sports game. If they would have priced it similar to Madden Arcade it would have been a sure buy. Now, there’s no way. I could never get my $50 out of this game…

  • Badass15ah

    wow 50 bucks ea is on crack, medal of honor was trash and elite was going to be terrible im sure they managed to mess up this game as well, hey EA heres an idea, try actually playing the garabge to you put out before you release it

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