Sources recently confirmed to ESPN that EA Sports is bringing back the popular Midway nineties classic NBA Jam video game. EA, who produced the NBA Streets series, will initially be releasing the game as a Nintendo Wii exclusive.

Four-player action is set to return big-time as sources claim that EA has not only hired [game creator Mark] Turmell to work on upcoming sports games, he’s already been brought to EA’s Vancouver studio to help consult on the new ‘Jam,” wrote ESPN’s Jon Robinson. He continued, “sources also claim that Turmell isn’t the only old-school Jam vet being brought back to the mix, which makes me wonder if EA will also hire the voice of the original game, Tim Kitzrow, to once again unleash phrases like “Boomshackalacka!” and “He’s on Fire!”

There is also speculation that the new NBA Jam will buy into EA Trax system, which will produce a Hip Hop soundtrack to accompany the game. The in-game soundtrack would feature up and coming artists as well as mainstream artists. EA Trax system has music participation with labels including Capitol, Atlantic, Interscope, and Island/Def Jam that allow their artist’s music to play on EA video games.

There is no word as to when the new game will be relelased.

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