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The fact that NBA Jam will be coming to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 wasn’t much of a surprise anymore, but the specific delivery method is. A download code for the game will be bundled in new copies of EA Sports’s retail game NBA Elite 11. And those versions won’t include the Wii exclusive Remix Tour, which includes boss battles against classic NBA pros.
"We're still holding back the Remix Tour for the Wii consumer, and that's about 20 hours of gameplay," said Jordan Edelstein, Vice President of Marketing for EA Sports, to ESPN. "But for the PS3 and 360, we want people to try 'Elite'. We feel like 'NBA Elite 11' is a great product and we want people to give it a chance and see all the changes we're making. So as a way to say thanks to these people, we are going to let them experience 'Jam'. It's not the full product, but it's a good portion of it.
"And the only way to play 'Jam' on the 360 and PS3 is by picking up 'Elite'. There's a one-time use code that will be in every copy of 'Elite', so you just go online and redeem it. We're not selling 'Jam' on PSN or Xbox Live. If you still want the full product, the full experience is on the Wii, but if you pick up 'Elite', you're still getting a good taste of it, especially with the inclusion of online play."
It looks like you’ve got a decision to make come October 5, when NBA Elite 11 ships.
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