January 11, 2010

Those of you who know me know I’m not big into sports titles, unless they’re some sort of car racing or snowboarding (SSX, where art thou?).  However, in my younger days there was one basketball title that really stood out to me.  I had a friend who would invite me over to spend hours playing the original NBA JAM for the SNES.  And I loved it!

There were some rumors in the last few days that Electronic Arts would be revisiting the franchise.  Today, those rumors were confirmed in the form of a press release.  Here’s what Peter Moore had to say about the title.

NBA JAM is one of the most recognizable franchises in videogame history. Diehard fans of the original game have been asking for a remake for more than a decade. We’re very excited to give them their wish this year with the return of this iconic franchise.

The only problem? They’re developing it for the Wii, and I don’t own one.  It’s unfortunate that all my earliest memories are for Nintendo consoles (the NES and SNES), yet I don’t own anything besides a DS today.  Oh well, perhaps this is just one more game added to the list of games that will get me to buy a Wii.

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Chad Awkerman

Chad joined the DualShockers staff in mid 2009 and since then has put much of his time into covering RPGs, with a focus on the Japanese side of the genre, from the obscure to the mainstream. He's a huge fan of iconic games like Secret of Mana, Final Fantasy VI and Persona 4 yet enjoys the smaller niche titles, as well. In his spare time he enjoys experiencing new beer, new foods and keeping up with just about every sci-fi show on television. He's married to an intelligent, beautiful Southern Belle who keeps his life interesting with witty banter and spicy Cajun cooking.

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