When we interviewed NBA Jam producer Pete Trenouth earlier this year, he wasn't sure if online play would make it into the final release. Regrettably EA Sports' Community Manager Alain Quinto has confirmed via Twitter that the game will not ship with online play.

Q: Will NBA Jam have an online multiplayer mode on the Wii? If so, can 2 players play online at the same time, on the same Wii? Thanks.

EA: not on the Wii. It will on XBOX 360 and PS3

Despite this setback, our First Impressions of NBA Jam point to an enjoyable offline multiplayer experience that should stand well enough on its own two feet.