EA SPORTS NBA JAM on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in Stores Now
All Online Features—Including Remix Games, JAM Party and Online
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS) announced today that EA SPORTS™ NBA
JAM —in high definition and featuring online* play—for the
PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360® videogame and
entertainment system is in stores now throughout North America.
Featuring gameplay that is true to the original, two distinct game
modes—Classic Campaign and Remix Tour—plus a full complement of online
modes, EA SPORTS NBA JAM offers something for everyone.
EA SPORTS NBA JAM on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in stores now (Photo: Business Wire)
For the first time ever play the arcade classic basketball game online
with every online feature available immediately through a free title
update for all connected fans. Gamers can take on all rivals playing
Classic 2-on-2 online, measuring their success on Friends and Global
Leaderboards. Connected fans will be able to team-up locally to compete
online in Remix Games, including Domination Free-for-All, Elimination,
and 21. Fans will also be able to make it a Jam Party online by inviting
up to 3 friends on separate consoles to play. Plus, gamers will be able
to take on the world in Online Progression, levelling up through a
series of challengers and secret online NBA JAM Challenges to
unlock online exclusive rewards and hidden content in the ultimate quest
for global bragging rights.
In Classic Campaign, players can take a trip down memory lane,
individually or with a friend, as they play all 30 teams in the NBA in a
worst to first ladder tournament. In Remix Tour, players will be faced
with a new twist on the traditional NBA JAM experience. From boss
battles against some of the NBA's greatest legends, to half-court game
modes with distinct challenges and winning conditions, players will be
taken through an NBA JAM experience completely unique to the
basketball videogame genre while demonstrating classic arcade hoops at
EA SPORTS stays true to the original NBA JAM with Tim
Kitzrow reprising his role as the legendary announcer voicing all the
classic lines from the original, unmatched player likeness and reactions
that exaggerate the outrageous moves that make up the core NBA JAM
experience, and hundreds of characters, secret teams, courts and secret
items to unlock.
Described by Gamesradar.com as "virtually perfect", EA SPORTS NBA
JAM for Wii™ is available in stores now everywhere. It is currently
the 8th highest rated sports game ever on the Wii**. EA SPORTS
NBA JAM is rated "E" for Everyone by the ESRB and 3+ by PEGI in
Europe. The MSRP on the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3 is $49.99 USD. NBA
JAM will be available on the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3 in
Europe and Asia on November 26. Visit http://www.facebook.com/#!/NBAJAM
to join the EA SPORTS NBA JAM Facebook group or visit http://nba-jam.easports.com
for more information about the game. Screenshots are available at http://info.ea.com.
EA SPORTS™ is one of the leading sports entertainment brands in the
world, with top-selling videogame franchises, award-winning interactive
technology, global videogame competitions and breakthrough digital
experiences. EA SPORTS delivers experiences that ignite the emotions of
sport through industry-leading sports simulation videogames, including Madden
NFL football, FIFA Soccer, NHL® hockey, NCAA®
Football, Fight Night boxing, EA SPORTS MMA and Tiger
Woods PGA TOUR® golf, and EA SPORTS Active.
For more information about EA SPORTS, including news, video, blogs,
forums and game apps, please visit www.easports.com
to connect, share and compete.
* Restrictions and conditions apply. Please visit www.ea.com
** according to Metacritic.com as of Nov. 10
About Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is
a leading global interactive entertainment software company. Founded in
1982, the Company develops, publishes, and distributes interactive
software worldwide for video game systems, personal computers, wireless
devices and the Internet. Electronic Arts markets its products under
four brand names: EA SPORTS™, EA™, EA Mobile™ and POGO™. In fiscal 2010,
EA posted GAAP net revenue of $3.7 billion and had 27 titles that sold
more than one million units. EA's homepage and online game site is www.ea.com.
More information about EA's products and full text of press releases can
be found on the Internet at http://info.ea.com.
EA, EA SPORTS, EA Mobile, POGO and EA SPORTS Active are trademarks of
Electronic Arts Inc. The NBA and individual NBA member team
identifications reproduced on this product are trademarks and
copyrighted designs, and/or other forms of intellectual property, that
are the exclusive property of NBA Properties, Inc. and the respective
NBA member teams and may not be used, in whole, or in part, without the
prior written consent of NBA Properties, Inc. © 2010 NBA Properties,
Inc. All rights reserved. John Madden, NFL, FIFA, NHL, NCAA, NASCAR,
Tiger Woods and PGA TOUR are trademarks of their respective owners and
used with permission. Wii is a trademark of Nintendo. Microsoft, Xbox
and Xbox 360 are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies.
"PlayStation" is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment
Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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Electronic Arts Inc.
Steve Frost, 604-456-5067
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