The smell of freshly cut grass is in the air. The Cracker Jack company is reporting huge profits. Ball players everywhere are practicing their obsessive-compulsive at-bat superstitions. Baseball is nearly back, and while many Xbox fans yearn for a true baseball sim, the R.B.I.
series is going on its third consecutive year of bringing arcade style MLB gameplay and visuals to consoles. This year's game will arrive on March 29th digitally, announced MLBAM, the series' development studio. Additionally, and to the delight of physical-only gamers, the following week, April 5th, will see an on-disc version of the game come to brick and mortar stores.
This one's heading for Lansdowne St.
The game's box art will star Red Sox outfielder, and perfect name for baseball, Mookie Betts, except for in Canada. Those in the northernmost area of North America will have a closer to home star, Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman, on their boxes.
This year's game brings new gameplay mechanics that'll expand your repertoire. Dives, wall catches, and fake throws will help you command the field. For the first time in the series, double switches will also be available when it's your turn at bat. Both online and couch multiplayer will be available in the game which, despite its physical release, will remain at the $19.99 price point.