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NBA Jam is set for release as a standalone title on Wii early next month, but fans of the arcade baller can look forward to a standalone release on PS3 and Xbox 360, too.

A delay to NBA Elite 11 has caused EA to change its plans for NBA Jam, which had previously been expected to be included via a download code in the NBA Elite 11 retail release.

"We're going to ship NBA Jam as a standalone product on the Xbox 360 and PS3 in time for the holidays. Watch for more news soon on the exact timing of that release," said EA Sports boss Peter Moore on his official blog.

It's not clear if the game will be released as a download or a retail product.

Regarding the delayed release of NBA Elite 11, Moore said it's all about ensuring the product meets the publisher's lofty goals.

"The decision to delay NBA Elite was hard because the game has great promise," said Moore. "But ultimately we feel this is the right thing to do. We've been making steady progress on basketball for the past few years and it's going to take extra time to make the game.

"Why make this decision now? As with all of our titles, we continue to evaluate and improve the code right up until launch. Feedback from consumers is a very important part of the process. NBA Elite had the benefit of play-testing, a demo and a lot of our own research. All that feedback revealed some concerns about gameplay polish, so we've listened to your feedback, and made a judgement that the game would benefit from more time in development."

As a way to make up for the delay, EA will continue to offer free content and services throughout the 2010-11 season for NBA Live 10.

"We will start with a new roster update so you get all the players for the new season, free of charge. We will also provide free Dynamic DNA updates, daily, for the entire season. That's a full season of basketball with new rosters and updates, free," said Moore.

Expect more information regarding the delay soon.

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reynoldio

Has to be download, surely. I really liked the Elite demo and was thinking about putting it on the Christmas list, then I saw it came with Jam and that was the clincher, love NBA Jam!
Posted 21:46 on 28 September 2010
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clangod

I knew it... I bloody well knew it.

I'd imagine it'll be an XBLA/ PSN title???
Posted 17:46 on 28 September 2010
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ghostdog25

it better NOT be $60
Posted 15:16 on 28 September 2010

Game Stats

Release Date: 26/11/2010
Developer: EA Canada
Publisher: EA SPORTS
Genre: Sports
Rating: PEGI 3+
Site Rank: 14,903 137
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