RBI Baseball 15 Announced

By Brent Johnson, 3 years ago
Major League Baseball announced that the much beloved RBI Baseball franchise will be back again this year with R.B.I. Baseball 15. Last year was the first year back for the franchise in nearly 20 years. It appealed to the nostalgic side of those, ahem, experienced enough to remember playing the franchise that was originally released on the NES in the 1980's.

rbi 15 cover

Although last year's version was considered a massive disappointment, it did have its moments. This year, MLB promises improvements and claims to have learned from past mistakes by listening to the fans. Some of the changes to the game include stat tracking, online multiplayer and a complete redesign for all 30 MLB stadiums. There are also some additions coming to this year's title that were inexplicably absent last year, such as difficulty settings and full 25 man rosters.

Two videos were released. The first promotes the cover that features Chicago Cub first basemen, Anthony Rizzo. The second is a trailer showing off the upcoming release. Be warned, it is hard not to smile when that classic music plays at the start of the second video.

Make no mistake, RBI Baseball 15 is meant to be an arcade game, not a realistic sim. The graphics clearly reflect that fact. Furthermore, the mechanics of the game will be the same as last year's installment, which MLB furtively refers to as "retro controls".

For baseball fans, there is some hope that this year's game will be better than last year's title. Either way, it is still the only MLB licensed baseball game on Xbox One.

RBI Baseball 15 is set for release sometime this spring.

We've got the full list of R.B.I. Baseball 15 achievements - check the list for guides to unlocking them.
Brent Johnson
Written by Brent Johnson
TerraCottaGamer has been gaming since the 1970's with his first memories of gaming being on Pac-Man, Asteroids and Space Invaders arcade machines. His home console gaming began with the Atari 2600 and has included just about every console since; but he regards the Sega Genesis as his favorite console of all time. In his professional life, Reverend Brent A. Johnson (B.A., B.S., M.A., Ph.D.) lives in Kunming, China where he operates his faith-based humanitarian aide organization which he founded over 10 years ago. It focuses on meeting the basic physical and spiritual needs of the Chinese. In his personal life Brent, who grew up in Miami, Florida, is a middle-aged, married, father of 2 teenaged daughters who loves to hang out with his friends, watch sports (Cubs, Cowboys, Canes and Heat) and play games of all kinds. Anyone up for a game of Settlers of Catan?!?