The lights are on
Despite a Wednesday release date, we haven't seen much from the returning video game baseball franchise R.B.I., until today. MLB has published a gameplay trailer ahead of its April 9 release date on Xbox 360.
It's a short trailer lasting only about 45 seconds, but it gives a good sense of how the game will play, which is very old-school. R.B.I. Baseball '14 represents the first entry in the R.B.I. franchise for a very long time. It also marks the first video game release from Major League Baseball Advanced Media, which is a partnership of Major League Baseball's club owners which handles the digital side of MLB, including MLB.com.
To check out the video on MLB's website, head here, or click the image below. For more on the game, including a handful of screenshots, head here. The game will be available tomorrow on Xbox 360, but is also planned for PlayStation 3, mobile, and new-gen consoles. The release date for the new-gen versions of the game are unannounced, but a previous report points to an April 10 release for mobile and PlayStation 3.
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This game looks exactly like Ken Griffy JR Baseball from the SNES. That was a fun and quick play baseball game. The graphics are average but it looks like it will be a simple yet fun game to play.
I keep seeing the title as R.I.B. and getting hungry. I haven't eaten yet... also I don't care for baseball.
Wow, that looks really dated.
This may look ugly, but if it's still as fun as the old RBI Baseball games, then this could be okay. Not a competitor to The Show, but still a arcade/sim type of game.
That... Looks bad.
It's going for an arcade style so I understand it doesn't need to be super realistic. But the animations just look a bit off to me.
It looks like it's been sitting around for 15 years.
oh my god, 2k please just make Bigs 3. I loved Bigs 2.
This looks a bit crappy. Ok it looks pretty bad. I can't wait for a test chamber.
I would rather have seen a throw back, 8 bit style of graphics. Or at least an homage to it. Also from the small sample, the soundtrack and the announcer's voice seem like a nightmare.
If this plays like the original I will be a happy gamer. The original was my favorite baseball game ever. And by the trailer it appears to be. Super simple. That's all I want out of this game.
This looks horrible.