Wednesday, January 15, 2014
RBI Baseball Returns
Ready to feel like you're 10 again? Beloved NES game "R.B.I. Baseball" is getting a reboot this spring thanks to MLB Advanced Media.
The original NES had a plethora of wonderful baseball games and many consider "R.B.I. Baseball" to be the best.
It was a game-changer (literally!) because when it was released in 1988, "R.B.I. Baseball" was the first game licensed by the MLB player's union and thus, it was the first to use players' real names. There hasn't been an "R.B.I." title since 1995.
Video games have changes a lot since "R.B.I. Baseball" was popular, obviously, but there's a need for a new baseball video game, since 2K Sports recently canceled its MLB title. So why not bring back a familiar name? It works in Hollywood.
The announcement by MLB Advanced Media didn't give us too many details. But it was enough to whet appetites and inspire hours of 8-bit memories on Twitter:
MLBAM today announces that R.B.I. Baseball 14, a video game brand not seen in nearly two decades, will return this spring. R.B.I. Baseball 14 is being developed by MLBAM for multi-platform distribution across current and next generation consoles and smartphones and tablets. For the latest developments on R.B.I. Baseball 14, please visit rbigame.com and follow @RBIGame.