NBA Jam 360 And PS3 Will Be A Disc-Based Release

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Posted by BradNicholson (812 posts) -
NBA Jam for the Xbox 360 and PS3 will indeed be a disc-based release when it hits later this holiday.

Right. You're not surprised and neither are we. Earlier in October, NBA Jam creative director Trey Smith said that the team, after hearing about NBA Elite 11's surprise postponement, was going to do "everything in [their] power to get as much in there as possible." This included dropping in the Remix Tour and building up the title's online component into something worth talking about, two additions that indicated a disc-based release was coming. It was confirmed to be at least a standalone release prior to Smith's comments.
 


== TEASER ==Previously, NBA Jam HD was slated to be a digital download exclusive to owners of NBA Elite 11. EA's original plan was to ship this version of the title with just three modes: Play Now, the classic campaign, and a barebones online mode. The standalone Wii version--which has been released since all this hullaballoo started--was supposed to be the only one featuring Remix Tour, the game's full-featured campaign component that pits you against NBA Legends and other teams. But even that has been brought into question. Dudes who somehow got their hands on the digital version of NBA Jam were reporting seeing Remix Mode as a potential additional download.

A recent GameFly listing indicated we'd see a disc-based release, and after speculation swirled, a statement given to Kotaku confirmed it. "The fact that retailers are showing the box is because we are shipping Jam in a box on [Xbox 360 and PS3]," EA Sports Vancouver PR director Jen Riley said. "We just haven't announced a firm date." Or price. But it seems inevitable that we'll see a $50 or $60 release now. Oh, and the date? GameFly indicates that we'll see NBA Jam as early as this November, but that hasn't been confirmed. 
 
  
#1 Posted by BradNicholson (812 posts) -
NBA Jam for the Xbox 360 and PS3 will indeed be a disc-based release when it hits later this holiday.

Right. You're not surprised and neither are we. Earlier in October, NBA Jam creative director Trey Smith said that the team, after hearing about NBA Elite 11's surprise postponement, was going to do "everything in [their] power to get as much in there as possible." This included dropping in the Remix Tour and building up the title's online component into something worth talking about, two additions that indicated a disc-based release was coming. It was confirmed to be at least a standalone release prior to Smith's comments.
 


== TEASER ==Previously, NBA Jam HD was slated to be a digital download exclusive to owners of NBA Elite 11. EA's original plan was to ship this version of the title with just three modes: Play Now, the classic campaign, and a barebones online mode. The standalone Wii version--which has been released since all this hullaballoo started--was supposed to be the only one featuring Remix Tour, the game's full-featured campaign component that pits you against NBA Legends and other teams. But even that has been brought into question. Dudes who somehow got their hands on the digital version of NBA Jam were reporting seeing Remix Mode as a potential additional download.

A recent GameFly listing indicated we'd see a disc-based release, and after speculation swirled, a statement given to Kotaku confirmed it. "The fact that retailers are showing the box is because we are shipping Jam in a box on [Xbox 360 and PS3]," EA Sports Vancouver PR director Jen Riley said. "We just haven't announced a firm date." Or price. But it seems inevitable that we'll see a $50 or $60 release now. Oh, and the date? GameFly indicates that we'll see NBA Jam as early as this November, but that hasn't been confirmed. 
 
  
#2 Posted by MiGo316 (6 posts) -

Still want

#3 Posted by DrHawking (214 posts) -

Cant wait for this

#4 Posted by JacDG (2119 posts) -

Man, I've never played it, but it doesn't look like a game I'll be paying full prices for, when it's way cheap, I'll probably try it out.

#5 Posted by smitty86 (698 posts) -

 Suck on that Elite 

#6 Posted by fwylo (3556 posts) -

Can someone make a timeline of this game's press releases please? From Wii Exclusive to Full disc releases on all systems?

#7 Posted by Shakezula84 (443 posts) -

I'll think I'll pick this one up eventually.

#8 Posted by darkknightbob (108 posts) -

People this is coming as a separate mode in NBA 2011. you're getting a full game added into another for the price of one. 
 
What school of logic did everyone go to to think this is somehow a BAD thing?

#9 Posted by snetErz (120 posts) -

If the price is right, I will be buying it out of the gate. Oh what the hell am I thinking, i'll prolly buy it anyways! 
 
Seriously though...I'd like to see it on the bottom side of 40 dollars.

#10 Posted by MildlyPsycho (77 posts) -

I can't wait for this to finally come out.  Gonna be sick!

#11 Posted by coonce (1429 posts) -

I don't know if a $50 - $60 game (that was originally planned for digital distribution at a likely $20 - $25 price point) is going to be flying off the shelves this holiday season.  
 
Still excited --- just more cautiously excited than before.

#12 Posted by RedFive (141 posts) -

WANT

#13 Posted by Sn1PeR (141 posts) -

I want it, but I don't see myself paying more than $15-20 max for it.  It's a novelty arcade game.

#14 Posted by dvdwalker8 (382 posts) -

40.00 seems like a decent price for it. If it comes out at 60 it wont be long before it is deeply discounted. Hopefully they don't rush all the extra stuff that they are adding and make a crappy game that will take a while to fix after it is released.
#15 Posted by Milkman (16619 posts) -

The real question is how much will it cost?

#16 Posted by Hailinel (24286 posts) -
@coonce said:
" I don't know if a $50 - $60 game (that was originally planned for digital distribution at a likely $20 - $25 price point) is going to be flying off the shelves this holiday season.   Still excited --- just more cautiously excited than before. "
Not even that.  The game was originally a free download to anyone that bought NBA Elite.  Going from free to $50-$60 is a big jump (though honestly some people were only planning to by Elite for NBA Jam, so maybe there's no difference).

@dvdwalker8 said:
" 40.00 seems like a decent price for it. If it comes out at 60 it wont be long before it is deeply discounted. Hopefully they don't rush all the extra stuff that they are adding and make a crappy game that will take a while to fix after it is released. "
There is no way that this game will cost less than $50, given that's what the Wii version costs.  EA might even bump the price up to $60.

 

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#17 Edited by JoeyRavn (4962 posts) -
@darkknightbob said:

" People this is coming as a separate mode in NBA 2011. you're getting a full game added into another for the price of one.  What school of logic did everyone go to to think this is somehow a BAD thing? "

Uh, maybe I'm not following your logic, but this game is completely independent from NBA Elite 2011. You'll be paying full price (or something close to it) for NBA Jam, even if you have Elite.
#18 Posted by burjeffton--defunct (112 posts) -

Redbox rental, here I come. 

#19 Posted by Aaron_G (1611 posts) -

I think I want this for the Xbox 360. 

#20 Posted by BaconHound (68 posts) -
@Sn1PeR
I want it, but I don't see myself paying more than $15-20 max for it.  It's a novelty arcade game.
My thoughts exactly.
#21 Posted by HT101 (1153 posts) -

Definitely going to pick this game up.  It may cripple my social life but I think that's alright.

#22 Posted by wolf_blitzer85 (5254 posts) -

Well considering the Wii version is 50 dollars, I would imagine an HD version would still ring up with the usual 60 dollar price tag.
 
Either way it's good to see this making it's way to the other consoles. I played the Wii version and had an absolute blast, but lack of a Wii makes playing it at home rather difficult. This solves all my problems!

#23 Posted by TripMasterMunky (2402 posts) -
@BaconHound said:
" @Sn1PeR
I want it, but I don't see myself paying more than $15-20 max for it.  It's a novelty arcade game.
My thoughts exactly. "
Yeah, game looks interesting, but no way I'm gonna pay any more than $30 max. Does this even have online?
#24 Posted by patrick (562 posts) -
@Hailinel said:
" @coonce said:
" I don't know if a $50 - $60 game (that was originally planned for digital distribution at a likely $20 - $25 price point) is going to be flying off the shelves this holiday season.   Still excited --- just more cautiously excited than before. "
Not even that.  The game was originally a free download to anyone that bought NBA Elite.  Going from free to $50-$60 is a big jump (though honestly some people were only planning to by Elite for NBA Jam, so maybe there's no difference).   "
What the pack in product was to what it is post separation are still different beasts. People seem to like to selectively read their news posts for some reason.
#25 Posted by Bigandtasty (3202 posts) -
@darkknightbob: People were hoping that NBA Jam being a standalone downloadable release on XBL/PSN meant it would be $20 at most.
 
But those people have unrealistic expectations.
#26 Posted by Nadafinga (957 posts) -

Would I be out of my mind to think that they could maybe integrate Move support? Or a patch for it down the line?

#27 Posted by mosdl (3228 posts) -
@Nadafinga said:
" Would I be out of my mind to think that they could maybe integrate Move support? Or a patch for it down the line? "
That would be cool, but you would probably need the move wand and the move controller thingy.
#28 Posted by cikame (991 posts) -

Gotta be fucking kidding me, that's stupid, how did they end up screwing up this entire process so much.
I was thinking i'd play nba jam in between other games, you know, quick sessions with my friends, but no, now i gota change discs every fucking time.
 
Sounds like a small thing, but this pretty much ruins it for me.

#29 Edited by WilliamHenry (1202 posts) -
@darkknightbob said:

" People this is coming as a separate mode in NBA 2011. you're getting a full game added into another for the price of one.  What school of logic did everyone go to to think this is somehow a BAD thing? "


No, its not. NBA Jam and NBA 2011 are two different, full priced games. Jam was supposed to come packed in with 2011, but once that got pushed back, they decided to release Jam separately. So if you want both Jam and 2011 when they're released, you'll be paying at least $110, probably $120.
#30 Posted by Warchief (657 posts) -

as long as its not 60.00 i'll pick it up day 1. 

#31 Posted by agentboolen (1760 posts) -

Watched the game in action and it really does feel like the old arcade game.  Thats a relieve and a disappointment at the same time.  What I saw did not look like it would be worth $50 - $60.  I think if they priced it at $10 - $15 on XBLA it would have sold like hot cakes.  I think at this moment there just packing in to much game for XBLA and not enough game for that high sticker price.  This could have been a simple online XBLA game that would have sold huge, now its just a over priced inflated game.

#32 Posted by granderojo (1778 posts) -

This is not really news, Gamefly has had NBA Jam for 360 on there website for over a week now.

#33 Edited by agentboolen (1760 posts) -
@Bigandtasty said:

" @darkknightbob: People were hoping that NBA Jam being a standalone downloadable release on XBL/PSN meant it would be $20 at most.  But those people have unrealistic expectations. "

Whats so unrealistic?  The fact is EA just over inflated it. Do you actually care about a stand alone vs CPU story mode?  I don't know to me if they went more simple with the modes and just gave it a simple exhibition mode and online mode $15 wouldn't have been that hard to do.  Have fun paying $60 for this and finding a small online fan base to play with.  EA screwed this one up big, I predict failing sales.
#34 Posted by Bigandtasty (3202 posts) -
@agentboolen:  It's unrealistic because EA would never do that. It has nothing to do with how good or bad a deal NBA Jam is.
#35 Posted by Darkstalker (871 posts) -

how many people were old enough to be around when nba jam first came out in these reponses? 
 
ill probably still end up buying ti eventually. i dont see myself palying story mode too often but its nice to have. that and hd.
#36 Posted by Jeust (10540 posts) -
@wolf_blitzer85 said:
" Well considering the Wii version is 50 dollars, I would imagine an HD version would still ring up with the usual 60 dollar price tag.  "
Sounds about right.  
 
I had the original game. It was a cool game, but I'm not seeing myself paying 60$ for it. 
#37 Posted by JJWeatherman (14558 posts) -

NBA Jam in HD would be really nice.

#38 Posted by Tesla (1917 posts) -

I would buy a new NBA Jam for 15 to 20 bucks.  

#39 Edited by ratzombie (170 posts) -

Cool, but I'm not paying any more than $30.00 for it, I can wait a few months for it to hit the bargain bin.

#40 Posted by Wrighteous86 (3780 posts) -

I think $40 buck is a realistically fair price.  I'll hold out for that.

#41 Posted by TheGreatGuero (9130 posts) -

I can't imagine ever paying full price for the game.

#42 Posted by bhhawks78 (1203 posts) -

Good job EA now I'm waiting until the fast and quick trip to the bargain bin or used for 20ish.  Fools

#43 Posted by agentboolen (1760 posts) -
@Bigandtasty:  Sure they would!  Didn't you ever hear of 3 on 3 NHL® Arcade?  That was very much like NBA Jam with hockey, so yes they would.    
#44 Posted by jonnyboy (2920 posts) -

Added to rental list.

#45 Posted by pwnasaurus (1286 posts) -

i hate basketball in all its forms yet i still want this bad makes no sense.

#46 Posted by Davvyk (694 posts) -

Im english, hate basketball, and have no interest in American sports.... yet NBA Jam is a day one purchase

#47 Posted by JCGamer (663 posts) -

I'll buy this game day one for the PS3. Can't wait.

#48 Edited by XenoZak (170 posts) -

FIRST!
 
Edit: AWW DAMNIT

#49 Posted by zitosilva (1840 posts) -

I don't know now which version to get. Are the HD ones exactly the same, but with online? Or is there still something that is missing from them when compared to the wii one?

#50 Posted by WelshCleats (33 posts) -
@burjeffton said:
" Redbox rental, here I come.  "
You can rent games via Redbox?

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