Though NBA 2K12 is the premiere league-licensed title to release in less than two weeks another is on the way in the form of NBA Jam: On Fire Edition. Less affected by the NBA lockout it faces its own hurdles as it attempts to overcome a disappointing full-priced offering last year that has resulted largely in apathy towards On Fire Edition. By going digital download only on XBLA and PSN for $15 it becomes more reasonable to consider but it still has yet to generate much excitement or anticipation from consumers.
The latest info on the game relates to its online modes – breaking down those additions outside of the ability to play ‘Road Trip’ cooperatively. A weekly ladder tournament that also incorporates specific challenges known as ‘Arena’ has been added while ‘Jam Now’ is basically an unranked environment allowing for complete customization of game type and settings. The question though, as with many fringe titles or downloadable ones, is will there be a large enough online player base to make any of it worthwhile?