BOOMSHAKALAKA! There's a new NBA Jam coming, it seems

EA Sports teases return to the arcade-style pro basketball series.

There's a new NBA Jam video game in the works, it seems. The official NBA Jam Twitter page last night posted a message that plainly states: "Retweet if you're ready for a new NBA Jam!" No other details were provided.

2010's NBA Jam is the most recent entry in the over-the-top pro basketball series from EA Sports. A follow-up, NBA Jam On Fire Edition, was released in 2011 alongside versions of the game for iOS and Android devices.

EA Canada was responsible for 2010's NBA Jam, which we gave a 7 in our official review that year. "This rim-rocking arcade classic returns, and though it's missing modern amenities, it's still an awful lot of fun," GameSpot editor Tom McShea said.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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Discussion

33 comments
Grenadeh
Grenadeh

Will Smith/ Jazzy Jeff DLC: 9.99'

Bill Clinton DLC: 9.99

Access to actually do flaming cross-court dunk: 59.99


If you want to shatter backboards, you must buy premium. Also every single advertisement in the court will be for EA, EA partners, or EA games.


No thank you, please all of you die in a fire except for Visceral.

davetbeau
davetbeau

I wish they'd revive NBA Street. I loved the first one.

The_Gaming_Baby
The_Gaming_Baby

Well they've got to do something to make up for the travesty that was NBA Live 14

BARRICADE_28
BARRICADE_28

If I can't play as Prince Charles then fuck this game.

adroge1
adroge1

It will be ruined by DLC and a season pass.

TheWatcher000
TheWatcher000

This is one of the series I am really excited for after EA goes Bankrupt and it gets sold to another company.


That is the best future that any of their franchises have.

Hurvl
Hurvl

"BOOMSHAKALAKA" Does anyone know from where this phrase originates?

youre_a_sheep
youre_a_sheep

The 2011 release was tons of fun, especially with lots of classic players from the original and championship edition.  The only problem is that simplicity is the game's charm, so there's not too much to improve without ruining it.  The only gameplay issue I've always had is not being able to corral rebounds very effectively, and of course better AI in place of classic cheap tricks would be welcome.

nini200
nini200

IS IT THE SHOES?!?!?  

Pay $5 to know the answer.

jharring
jharring

1st Quarter free to play!


Wait 6 hours to begin 2nd Quarter, unless you would like to spend $5 immediately.

atopp399
atopp399

The biggest thing going against it is EA.  This will probably be riddled with microtransactions and bugs.

JDWolfie
JDWolfie

I miss NBA Hangtime on Nintendo 64.

jynxten
jynxten

I'd be more interested if 2K bought the rights to NBA Jam. EA have dropped the ball on their latest basketball game.

Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

Get ready for the microtransactions.


BOOM SHAKA-Please pay $1.50 for LAKA

R2C25
R2C25

 Heeeeeeeee's on fiiire!!!!!!

BlackBaldwin
BlackBaldwin

It happens when the forces of nature yield to the prowess of a basketball entering a net at high speed screaming I'm a boss in its native tongue true story..

BeefoTheBold
BeefoTheBold

@gamerno66666  

One of the things the announcers say in the game. Just like the rest of the game, the announcers are comically over the top. 

wizardboyus
wizardboyus

@gamerno66666  it's a line of dialogue from the game that the basketball players shout when they do a crazy dunk

freedom01
freedom01 moderator

@gamerno66666  its an incantation to get attention