NBA Jam Has Online Multiplayer On PS3, Xbox 360

EA revealed today that NBA Jam will hit the PS3 and Xbox 360 on November 17th. Unlike the Wii version, the PS3/360 editions will feature online multiplayer.

Upon launch, gamers will be able to play Classic 2-on-2 matches online with results being tracked by leaderboards. In December, a title update will add arcade modes like Backboard Smash, Domination Free-for-All, Elimination, and 21. An Online Progression feature will allow players to level up via challenges and in doing so unlock rewards.

EA originally planned to offer NBA Jam as a bonus with new copies for NBA Elite 11. However, they decided to make Jam a standalone release after they delayed Elite to next year. It seemed weird to throw Jam in with another game as an after-thought, anyway. This is the remake of a hugely popular retro game and could sell really well for EA now that it's getting hyped up on its own.

Pete Haas

Staff Writer at CinemaBlend.