We don't really know anything about EA's upcoming NBA Jam other than its release is "right around the corner". Originally released in 1993 as one of the most awesome arcade games ever, NBA Jam sported four sets of controls for two on two basketball matches. As the title may hint, the name of the game in NBA Jam was ridiculous slam dunks that you could execute from the half court line under the right circumstances.

Here's some video from the original arcade version:

It's hard to say which version of NBA Jam EA will be bringing to the App Store, as there have been quite a few iterations over the years since the original arcade game. Hopefully it has some kind of multiplayer, as playing with friends was always the best part of NBA Jam. They're promising screenshots in the not too distant future, so if nothing else, part of the mystery of the upcoming NBA Jam release will be unmasked before long.

In other news, the gaming giant recently revealed some screenshots of Fight Night Champion, the latest entry in to the Fight Night series set to be released on home consoles on March 1st in North America. We haven't heard about the release date of the iOS version, but it's likely safe to assume that it will be around then as well. What's interesting about Fight Night Champion is the addition of a new "champion mode" where you follow the story of a boxer named Andre Bishop as he rises to greatness.

We hope to know more about both of these games soon. To follow along with EA Mobile, check out their Facebook which always seems to be loaded with information about their upcoming games.

  • Jaredwright333

    I never really liked the nba jam series, and this doesn't seem to make me like it anymore i doubt i'll be getting it. I'm hoping Fight Night isn't as bad as the graphics it has, imo EA has always had some bad graphics on their mobile games, hopfully the gameplay will be good though.

  • NotYou

    I crapped my pants when I saw NBA Jam.

    • Jay

      He's heeeating up!

  • Stephen

    Holy crap! NBA Jam on my iPhone... Or even better, my iPad?

    Either way I'm excited!

  • ShinAkuma0023

    I doubt EA will bring the old NBA JAM, because all of those players are retired. (Besides Shaq.) It must be the 2010 version of the arcade classic.

    • Stephen

      I actually hope it's the 2010 version. It's a lot of fun on the PS3 and EA was very faithful to the original. BOOM-SHAKA-LAKA!

  • http://hackmodford.wordpress.com/ Brandon Butler

    In any case! I LOVE NBA jam... even if I don't like basketball in particular that game was awesome XD

    • Jay

      Grabs the rebound!


    Eli, have you been paying attention to home console platforms? A new version of NBA Jam was just released for the major players. Surely EA could bring a condensed version of the new game to the iOS, as it just did with Dead Space. The PS3/XBOX versions included online multiplayer, which would be awesome to include in the iOS version. I look forward to finding out . . .

  • http://twitter.com/jcoop9 Jermaine Cooper

    Boom Shakalaka

  • http://www.battlebornmusic.com Battle Born

    To this day, I cannot watch a basketball game without shouting out NBA Jam quotes.

  • Sticktron

    EA Is really kicking ass on iOS these days. It started with EA MMA. Solid sports game you'd expect to find on the PSP. I was really hoping they'd take that and rework it into Fight Night. Can't wait!

  • Taytuan

    i wanted fight night since apple 2G, but i tot cartoons boxing is all i can get for a phone unless i buy psp. never thought after few years it really came true lol!