29 Jun 2021 3:52 PM +00:00

Space Jam: A New Legacy coming soon on Xbox Game Pass

Space Jam: A New Legacy is hitting cinemas soon, but it is also entering the world of video games too.

The game will soon be available for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate users, and later in July will be free in the Microsoft Store.

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Find out everything you need to know about the game and more.


Release date

You can first play the game on Thursday, 1 July with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.

The game will then become free in the Microsoft Store on Thursday, 15 July, the day before the movie is released.


Not sure what to expect from the Space Jam: A New Legacy game? Take a look at the official trailer.

The new game is not the sports game you would ordinarily expect, but an arcade-style beat-em-up game.

You will be able to play as a variety of the Tune Squad in an attempt to stop the Goon Squad and take down a rogue AI named Al G. Rhythm.


Winner winner

The idea behind the game comes from 'Ricky' who won an Xbox fan contest last year.

Ricky won the adult competition, so his idea to make it an old-school beat-em-up has come to life!

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BEAT-EM-UP - Take down the Goon Squad in Space Jam: A New Legacy

The youth winner 'Nadya' has also contributed additional mechanics to the game.

This has resulted in a 90s-style side-scrolling action game complete with retro, 16-bit graphics.


Space Jam: A New Legacy

Not sure what Space Jam is all about? Well, here it is from the horses mouth.

Welcome to the Jam! “Space Jam: A New Legacy” stars LeBron James and is from director Malcolm D. Lee and the innovative filmmaking team that includes Ryan Coogler and Maverick Carter. 
This transformational journey is a manic mashup of two worlds that reveals just how far some parents will go to connect with their kids.
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SLAM DUNK - This classic arcade game is sure to go down a hit
When LeBron and his young son Dom are trapped in a digital space by a rogue A.I., LeBron must get them home safe by leading Bugs, Lola Bunny and the whole gang of notoriously undisciplined Looney Tunes to victory over the A.I.’s digitized champions on the court: a powered-up roster of professional basketball stars as you’ve never seen them before.
It’s Tunes versus Goons in the highest-stakes challenge of his life, that will redefine LeBron’s bond with his son and shine a light on the power of being yourself.
The ready-for-action Tunes destroy convention, supercharge their unique talents and surprise even “King” James by playing the game their own way.

There you have it, and we can't wait to see this in action.