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It seems like EA is not going to give up on the NBA Jam franchise without a fight, or in this case, a slam dunk or two. EA has just announced the arrival of NBA Jam: On Fire Edition in October of this year, and it will include more features than before such as Real AI, Jam Arena and Road Trip. The original game, originally developed by Midway, made an impact in the arcades and on the consoles when it was first released. Watching many basketball players and celebrities do their dunks on a 2-on-2 game, plus listening to the entertaining voice of the commentator, made NBA Jam become an exciting game to play. By the way, EA stated its next NBA simulation, now being developed by Tiburon  in Orlando, FL, will be released in 2012 due to the abrupt cancellation of NBA Elite 11 in November 2010.

Update: 2K Sports confirmed to Kotaku’s Owen Good it will release NBA 2k12 “regardless of lockout or work stoppage.”

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Parece que EA no va a renunciar a la franquicia de la NBA Jam sin luchar, o en este caso, sin hacer un slam dunk o dos. EA acaba de anunciar la llegada de NBA Jam: On Fire Edition en octubre de este año, e incluirá más funciones que antes como el Real AI, Arena JamRoad Trip. El juego original, originalmente desarrollado por Midway, tuvo un impacto en las arcadas y en las consolas, cuando fue lanzado por primera vez. Viendo a los jugadores de baloncesto y muchas celebridades hacen sus clavadas (slam dunks) en un partido dos contra dos, además de escuchar la voz del comentarista, hizo que NBA Jam se convierta en un juego emocionante para jugar. Por cierto, EA declaró que su próximo juego de simulación de la NBA, ahora siendo desarrollado por Tiburon en Orlando, FL, se estrenará en el 2012 tras la repentina cancelación de NBA Elite 11 en noviembre del 2010.

Actualización: 2K Sports le confirmó a Owen Kotaku de Kotaku.com que estrenará NBA 2K12 “independientemente de la parada de bloqueo o de trabajo” de la NBA.

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From/De: EA

EA Announces NBA JAM: On Fire Edition, New Digital Download Coming This Fall

Next NBA Simulation Title to Launch in 2012

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Electronic Arts Inc., (NASDAQ: ERTS) announced today that an all-new digital download of EA SPORTS™ NBA JAM will be available in October. NBA JAM: On Fire Edition is being developed for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system, and it will be available on PlayStation® Network and Xbox LIVE® Arcade. NBA JAM: On Fire Edition will feature exciting new gameplay enhancements, including ground-breaking artificial intelligence that will change the way gamers play NBA JAM.

“We’ve listened to all of the feedback from our fans and we are driven to deliver the very best NBA JAM experience to date.”

“EA SPORTS continues to support this iconic franchise through a new digital download and we’re taking everything fans loved about the original and adding a host of new features,” said Trey Smith, Line Producer, NBA JAM: On Fire Edition. “We’ve listened to all of the feedback from our fans and we are driven to deliver the very best NBA JAM experience to date.”

NBA JAM: On Fire Edition contains new gameplay features including:

  • REAL AI: Featuring the ground-breaking AI system used in the Fight Night franchise that learns your tendencies and throws them back in your face.
  • JAM Arena– Play solo, or team up with friends and take on the world in a new, dynamic online competition.
  • Road Trip – A cooperative online campaign where you can team up with friends and compete in a series of white-knuckle challenges against the current superstars and timeless legends from each of the 30 NBA Teams.
  • Tag Mode and Team Fire return! – Swap players “on the fly” and ignite your entire team by performing consecutive cooperative moves!
  • More NBA JAM Hotness – Online roster updates, more NBA superstars, legendary NBA players, over-the-top animations, JAM challenges, secret teams and unlockable characters than ever before!

EA SPORTS has also announced that it will launch its next NBA simulation title in fall 2012.

“As planned, our next NBA simulation title is in development at our Tiburon Studio in Orlando,” said Peter Moore, President, EA SPORTS. “We have top talent on the game, and we’re giving the new development team time to deliver a superior experience. We’re making great strides and looking forward to launching a new game next year.”

For more information visit www.facebook.com/NBAJAMwww.nba-jam.easports.com and www.twitter.com/NBAJAM.

EA SPORTS is one of the leading sports entertainment brands in the world, with top-selling videogame franchises, award-winning interactive technology, global videogame competitions, and breakthrough digital experiences. EA SPORTS delivers personal access to the emotion of sports through industry-leading sports simulation videogames, including Madden NFL football, FIFA SoccerNHL® hockey, NBA JAMNCAA® FootballFight Night boxing, EA SPORTS MMATiger Woods PGA TOUR® golf, and EA SPORTS Active.

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