Update: Microsoft has now officially announced the Space Jam: A New Legacy Game, along with confirming that Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members will actually be able to play it as early as Thursday, July 1. If you're not a member, don't worry, as the game will later be released as a free-to-play title on Thursday, July 15 for everyone to enjoy.

"To create the final game, we blended the ideas of two gamers: our youth-competition winner, Narayan from India, and our adult-competition winner, Ricky from the United States. Xbox and Warner Bros. were energized by Ricky’s idea of a classic “beat ’em up” blended with game mechanics that Narayan had suggested.

The game is inspired by the upcoming live action/animated feature film with deep reverence for the lively characters in Space Jam: A New Legacy and appreciation of the Tune Squad’s pop culture influence, all while reminiscent of classic arcade games of the 1990s."

In addition, three limited edition Space Jam: A New Legacy Xbox controllers will be going on sale beginning July 8, although two of them are limited to the US only. We've covered the full details on these elsewhere here at Pure Xbox.

Original story: Cast your mind back to December, and you might remember that Xbox was advertising a competition for two lucky Xbox fans to provide ideas for an official Space Jam: A New Legacy game, which would become a reality.

The winners were then announced in March of this year, and as per a leaked Microsoft Store listing via Twitter user WalkingCat, the game is set to release next month on Thursday, July 15 - as an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Perk.

And as mentioned, it's not a basketball game! Instead, it takes the form of a classic 2D brawler where you'll use collectible cards to enlist help from other Tune Squad players. Here's the Microsoft Store description:

"While plotting to have his Goon Squad square off against LeBron and the Tune Squad in a high-stakes, high-tech basketball game, Al-G locks himself away in a hidden area of cyberspace.

If LeBron, Bugs Bunny, and Lola Bunny can find all three pieces of the 'Legacy Code,' they can use it to open up Al-G's secret lair. But standing in their way is the rogue AI's robot army... and members of the Goon Squad, The Brow and White Mamba."

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[source news.xbox.com]