EA today announced that EA Sports is developing a fresh take on the arcade basketball franchise, NBA Jam, for Wii.

EA Sports NBA Jam promises to revive the classic franchise with vintage NBA JAM gameplay, and all-new features for a fresh take on the game.

"NBA Jam is one of the most recognisable franchises in video game history," said Peter Moore, President, EA Sports. "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."

In addition to the classic high-flying, backboard-smashing gameplay, EA Sports NBA Jam will also introduce new game modes, characters and gameplay depth.

EA also states it will re-define the visuals for a sports game by bringing true-to-life body physics, updated physics and visible player emotion to the arcade experience.

EA Sports NBA Jam is in development at EA Canada and is scheduled for release on Wii in 2010.