Now that sounds very interesting…
One of the most popular arcade games of all time was NBA Jam from the 16-bit era, a game that is legendary to this day; players of the SNES and Genesis generation grew up playing this game, at least in North America, and many harbor a fond nostalgia for it. The game has since turned into a series- but for many, the original remains the best.
Those players may be happy to know that the game, which turns 25 this year, may be getting a revival this year (which would also be the first entry in its series since 2011). In an interview with ESPN, NBA Jam‘s legendary announced Tim Kitzrow hinted that a new title in the series may be inbound.
“I can’t speak anything to the specifics, but I can tell you there is movement in the works to get it done for the 25th year. So, I’m hoping that we get a remake that does justice to the original,” he said.
Interestingly enough, he also seemed to suggest that the new game will be coming courtesy of Microsoft- which would imply that it will be an Xbox (or Xbox/Windows 10) exclusive. The problem here is, the license is held by EA- so what is going on, exactly? Has Microsoft managed to secure a coup? Or did Kitzrow just get confused?
However it is brought back, I’m sure players will be happy to see the return of the beloved brand. Here’s hoping.