Midway is dead. Warner Bros. picked up its festering barely re-animated corpse, along with most of its intellectual property (Braaaaaaaaains!). One licence that they didn’t acquire though is a particular favourite of mine, and if the rumours are right is one that we may see again – courtesy of EA Sports.
According to ESPN, EA sports have been tasked with bringing the NBA Jam series back to life, under the helm of Mark Turmell – the series original creator – who now works for EA.
If you’re too young to remember, NBA Jam was a wildly popular, coin-sucking 2-on-2 action arcade game, featuring caricatured real-life basketball players, wildly exaggerated physics and fire. It was an insanely fun 2 player competitive experience, one that I’d be ridiculously excited about, save for one caveat. According to ESPN the game will â€œship to retail exclusively for the Wii.â€ Boo!
Hopefully that â€œretailâ€ wording means that the game will make its way to XBLA and PSN, but there’s no mention of it in ESPN’s report. We wait anxiously for word from EA.
Source : ESPN
Last Updated: January 6, 2010