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NBA Jam PS3/360 gets UK date, price

He's on fire in November.

The PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of NBA Jam will be released in the UK on 26th November, EA has told Eurogamer.

They'll come with a RRP of £29.99.

In the US the games will launch on 17th November. The press release announcing the date described it as worldwide, but that's not accurate.

The PS3/Xbox 360 versions of NBA Jam feature high def visuals – as expected – and online play. Two principle game modes are included: Classic Campaign and Remix Tour, plus online modes.

"At launch, gamers will be able to take on all rivals playing Classic 2-on-2 online for the first time ever, measuring their success on Friends and Global Leaderboards," EA said.

In December the game's online features will "expand significantly" with several online features through a free title update.

So, from December, you'll be able to team-up locally and online to compete in Remix Games, including classic arcade hoop games like Backboard Smash.

Online Progression will also be added, allowing players to level up through a series of challenges, unlock rewards and other bits and bobs.

"We have listened to our NBA JAM fans and appreciate their desire to play this game online, so we are going to deliver the online feature set they expect and deserve," said creative director Trey Smith.

"Fans will be able to play Classic JAM online right out of the box, and can expect to enjoy features like Team-up, Remix Online, Jam Party, Online Progression, and even more secret players and teams, in December."

The Wii version - a HMV exclusive in the UK - is currently the eighth-highest rated sports game ever on Nintendo's console, according to Metacritic.

NBA Jam was once a digital download, but EA changed its mind and upgraded the release.

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