The NBA Jam brand is one of the most iconic in the history of video games. This week, we received word during CES 2020 that the arcade-style NBA game would be getting a new release this fall.
NBA Jam Returns in 2020
The arcade cabinet manufacturer Arcade1Up announced during CES 2020 this week that new NBA Jam cabinets will be released this fall. The 4-player cabinets will allow gamers to play NBA Jam, NBA Jam Tournament Edition and NBA Hangtime. At CES, Arcade1Up has set up two-story cabinets (via PC Mag) at the event to drum up interest in the new units.
BOOOOMSHAKALAKA! @arcade_1up announces NBA JAM , NBA JAM Tournament EDITION & NBA Hangtime in a 4-player cabinet! Plus, online play for NO MONTHLY service! $399 Coming Fall 2020 ??????#CES2020 pic.twitter.com/FEVXJk9HBG
— Brian Tong (@briantong) January 8, 2020
These cabinets, however, are much different from the ones of the past. The new NBA Jam cabinets will have built in Wi-Fi capabilities and online multiplayer access. In addition, Arcade1Up also announced that access to online play will be free of charge, so gamers will not have to purchase an Xbox Live-like subscription to square off against others from around the world.
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