An ESPN report in early January gave gamers the first wind of a new NBA Jam title. The article said the title would be a Wii exclusive --something publisher Electronic Arts later confirmed--but now the Entertainment Software Ratings Board is speaking otherwise, asserting the title will also arrive on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
The ESRB, which organizes and classifies software in the United States and Canada, today listed NBA Jam for the above mentioned high-def consoles. The listing has since been yanked, but Joystiq managed to screen capture the description.
Additionally, the ESRB isn't the only ratings board to speak of the game leaping outside the Wii lines and heading to the Xbox 360 and PS3. In early July, the Unterhaltungssoftware Selbstkontrolle (USK), a self-regulating body that monitors the software industry in Germany, also pinned NBA Jam for the Xbox 360 and PS3.
Electronic Arts hasn't officially mentioned the title's existence for the Xbox 360 or PS3, and as of press time, EA has not responded to GameSpot's request for comment on the matter.
That said, the arrival of NBA Jam for the 360 and PS3 wouldn't be all too surprising. In February, an EA Canada software engineer listed "NBA Jam for Wii, Xbox 360, PS3" on her LinkedIn account account. She then speedily removed the mention of Xbox 360 and PS3 from the list.
NBA Jam is currently in development at EA Canada and is slated for an October 5 release for the Wii. For more on the game, check out GameSpot's E3 2010 floor check-in with EA Sports (embedded below) and a hands-on preview.