New Xbox Game Pass Exclusive Space Jam Game Announced

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Today, Xbox and Warner Bros. announced a new Space Jam game based on the upcoming movie, simply called Space Jam: A New Legacy – The Game, and will launch on Xbox Game Pass on July 1.

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How it launches on Game Pass is a bit unusual; instead of being added to the library of games already part of the service, it will instead be a perk for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers.

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Xbox Game Pass Ultimate benefits are usually trial subscriptions or bits of DLC for Ultimate service members. The rationale for this release strategy is unclear, but in the trailer and blog post for the game, Xbox said the game will become free-to-play on July 15, a day before the film’s release on July 16.

The game itself is a retro 2D side-scrolling brawler, allowing players to control various Looney Toons and LeBron James to stop the Goon Squad. The reason for the game’s visual style is that they wanted to make a Space Jam game that could have looked like something that would have come out when the first movie did, in 1996.

In addition, Xbox has also announced that special Space Jam-themed controllers will also be released. The three controllers were designed with Space Jam: A New Legacy looks in mind, which you can see below. They will be available on Amazon and the Microsoft Store on July 8, and will be slightly more expensive than the regular Xbox controllers, at $69.99 USD.

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The film follows LeBron James as he journeys through the Warner Bros. catalog of entertainment properties to rescue his son from an evil artificial intelligence that kidnapped James’ son and brought him into the virtual world. James will have to team up with the Looney Toons to win a basketball game and get his son back.

The film, Space Jam: A New Legacy, will hit theaters and on HBO Max on July 16, while the game, Space Jam: A New Legacy – The Game, will be available as a perk for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers on July 1st, eventually becoming free-to-play on July 15. To learn more about the game and the new controllers launching on July 8, click here.

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