That’s right, folks, the announcement you’ve been waiting
for is finally here. NBA Jam’s downloadable On Fire Edition is due out later
this year, and while the game’s signature brand of zany basketball fun is
renowned, the game is possibly even better known for unlockable characters. In
the past, players have been able to hit the court with politicians and
celebrities and now, for the first time, they’ll be able to play on a team
consisting of three honey badgers. Yes, we’re serious.
For 15,000 JAM Bucks (the game’s currency) you’ll be able to
play as Feisty, Sleepy and, Nasty – the three Honey Badgers that make up the
team of anthropomorphic mellivora capensis. EA Sports has released a trailer to
get you pumped up for the team, and even tapped renowned nature documentary
narrator Randall to record voiceover for the trailer, providing the necessary
razzle-dazzle that his fans know him for.
Take a look, and let us know if you plan on spending your
hard-earned JAM Bucks on this team or if you – like the honey badgers in
question – don’t care.
Sept 15, 2011