The upcoming new Space Jam movie is being turned into a surprising video game. Space Jam: A New Legacy – Game is a fan-made beat-up game that will be free to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers starting July 1. Microsoft will also be launching a trio of Xbox Space Jam controllers alongside the new movie.
In December, Microsoft launch a contest where fans can submit ideas for an “arcade video game” inspired by the upcoming movie Space Jam: New Legacy. Winners will have their idea turned into a full game, which will be released as a privilege to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers.
The project is a combination of the ideas of two winning contestants, Ricky from the United States and Narayan from India. Digital Eclipse, recently released Blizzard Arcade Collection, developed the game, is a 2D beat game with classic graphics.
“That age of gaming is a constant reminder of some of the happiest times of our lives,” executive producer Stephen Frost said in a press release. “We wanted to give a taste of that to modern gamers, especially those who’ve never been through the days of adventure, while also instilling a sense of nostalgia.”
The game will be available starting July 1 to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers through the service’s free perks benefit. Microsoft notes that the game will be “more widely available” starting July 15, though it’s unclear what that entails.
To celebrate the movie’s release, Microsoft is releasing a new Xbox controller based on Space Jam: New Legacy. Fans can pick up a Tune Squad or Goon Squad controller, as well as a controller with a circuit-like design. All three controllers will be available through the Microsoft Store and Amazon on July 8. The movie will be released on July 16 in theaters and on HBO Max for a month.