ESPN has just revealed that EA Sports has acquired the rights to NBA Jam and is looking to pump out an update exclusively for the Wii. Mark Turmell, father of the legendary original, is on board to make sure the refresh delivers the same two-on-two hotdoggin’ action that you know and love.
NBA Jam represents a simpler time when sports video games were quick-fire blasts and not the cumbersome micromanagement chore the genre has become today. You can’t get games like NHLPA Hockey ’93 or NFL Blitz anymore (Blitz: The League doesn’t count). If this new installment can recapture some of that old arcade magic, I’ll gladly take the plunge.
I wonder if I can still play as Clinton. Hey, maybe Obama will make an appearance!