There's no doubt that EA Sports has football games on lock. When it comes to hoops, though, they've been coming up short for the past few seasons. NBA Jam was cool (though it could have been better had we been able to control both players) and all, but after NBA Elite got canned weeks before its release last year, 2K Sports all put the nail in their hardcourt coffin. Thankfully for the whole free-market thing, EA is trying to reclaim their throne by revamping one established title and releasing an all-new one. First NBA Jam: On Fire Edition comes this fall as a digital download for PS3 and Xbox 360; it's said to improve on the original with new features that fans wanted. Then comes EA's new NBA simulation game in 2012, which—let's be honest—had better be worth the wait. The On Fire Edition features:
AI: Featuring the ground-breaking AI system used in the Fight
Night franchise that learns your tendencies and throws them back in your
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!