He's on fire! NBA JAM returns, coming to Wii

Arguably the best arcade sports game of all time, NBA Jam will be make a comeback in 2010.

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Arguably the best arcade sports game of all time, NBA JAM will be make a comeback in 2010. The 1993 classic featured 2-on-2 basketball with over the top dunks, flaming basketballs, shattering backboards, and little regard for the rules of the game. It was also one of the first games to feature commentary that sneaked its way into mainstream pop culture.

EA Vancouver, the game's developer, has promised to stay true to the original all while delivering a fresh take on the franchise. These updates include "true-to-life body types, updated physics and visible player emotion."

While developer Midway was behind the NBA JAM from the '90s, an EA takeover of the franchise makes sense. The company has put out some arcade sports titles recently including Madden Arcade and the sleeper hit NHL 3-on-3 Arcade.

There is no current release date for the Wii-exclusive title, but we'll be sure to forward along that information as well as any impressions of the game as soon as we get them.

Screenshot of the classic, original game. wcuk

 

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