Posted Mon Feb 9, 2015 at 10:17 AM PST by Brian Hoss
Full rosters, new ballparks, online play, pitch control and more for 2015.
The long dormant (and beloved) 'R.B.I. Baseball' brand was revived last year by none other than Major League Baseball. The 2014 product was 'R.B.I. Baseball 14,' and unfortunately, that first year back was a tough one. (Check out the review here.) This year, the game appears to have returned with a vengeance. For 2015, 'R.B.I Baseball' gets its first ever cover star in Chicago Cubs' Anthony Rizzo. Likewise, Hall of Famer Pedro Martinez is also on board as part of this year's promotion.
But even better, MLBAM has revealed that 'R.B.I. Baseball 15' has been developed with many of last year's faults in mind. "MLBAM has been working to deliver an all-new R.B.I. Baseball for 2015, which will include high-resolution graphics and a suite of new features, many driven directly from fan feedback during that debut season."
Here are the new features being touted by MLBAM:
BALLPARKS: Completely redesigned authentic Major League ballparks for all 30 franchises, each crafted with detailed design characteristics fans will easily recognize.
FULL ROSTERS: Play with complete 25-man Major League rosters for all 30 teams, modifying your batting order or pitching rotation at any point. Set the active 25-man roster from each franchise’s 40-man roster.
STAT TRACKING: Track batting and pitching statistics in season mode for the first time ever, including viewable team, player and season league leaderboards.
ONLINE PLAY: Choose to play in online multiplayer mode in friendly and ranked games.
GAMEPLAY SETTINGS: Pick your competition level – Easy, Medium or Hard.
PC & MAC DEBUT: Introducing availability for personal computers on the Steam platform, coming this spring.
R.B.I. Baseball 15 will include the many features added in its off-season while remaining fast-paced and fun to play with the genre’s classic two-button controls. Players can master the art of hitting and fielding easily with the retro controls and manually manage the movement and location of every pitch from release to crossing the plate.
'R.B.I. Baseball 15' is coming as a downloadable game to the PS4 and Xbox One this spring. The game is also coming to iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and supported Android smartphones and tablets.
You can find the latest info on 'R.B.I. Baseball 15' linked from our Video Game Release Schedule.
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