Xbox Game Pass Ultimate perks are usually subscription service trials or pieces of DLC for members of the Ultimate service. The reason for this release strategy is unclear but in the trailer and blog post for the game, Xbox said the game will become a free-to-play on July 15th, a day before the movie’s release on July 16th.
The game itself is a retro 2D side scrolling brawler, that will let players take control of various Looney Toons and LeBron James to stop the Goon Squad. The reason for the game’s visual style is because 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.
Additionally, Xbox also announced that special Space Jam themed controllers will also be coming out. 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 8th and they will be slightly more expensive than the normal Xbox controllers, at $69.99 USD.
The movie will follow LeBron James as he travels throughout the Warner Bros. catalog of entertainment properties in order to save 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 in order to win a basketball game and get his son back.
The movie, Space Jam: A New Legacy, will come out in theaters and on HBO Max on July 16th, while the game, Space Jam: A New Legacy – The Game, will release as a perk for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers on July 1st, and eventually becoming free-to-play on July 15th. For more information about the game, and the new controllers that are launching on July 8th, click here.