R.B.I. Baseball 17 Slides Onto Nintendo Switch
Remember R.B.I. Baseball on the original Nintendo? Well, this isn’t developed by the same company, but it’s one of the only alternatives if you want to play an officially licensed baseball game outside of a Sony console. It will be the first on the Switch when it launches on September 5, 2017.
R.B.I. Baseball 17, developed by MLBAM and featuring Los Angeles Dodgers 23-year-old All-Star shortstop Corey Seager on its U.S. and global covers, is set this summer to release a new version of the Major League Baseball video game for Nintendo Switch. This latest edition of R.B.I. Baseball 17 will be available September 5, at which time it will become the first officially licensed professional sports game to be available at retail outlets for the Nintendo Switch console.
Fans will have yet another platform to access the authentic R.B.I. Baseball experience on the go or share with friends and family at home, competing in unparalleled MLB action and features in new ways with the Switch’s myriad and unique controller options that supports gaming everywhere. R.B.I. Baseball 17 will be among the few sports titles with widespread platform distribution, making it available to fans across Xbox One, PlayStation 4, iPhone, iPad, Android phones and tablets and now Nintendo Switch consoles.
R.B.I. Baseball, which has long featured fast paced and fun gameplay, is a full nine-inning game in less than 20 minutes with easy-to-use controls. The game features Season, Postseason, Exhibition and Local Multiplayer, including season saving and simulation capabilities. All 30 MLB ballparks are rendered in stunning detail and teams feature the latest rosters in regular updates. Players can modify lineups with complete MLB rosters or classic rosters allowing them to play their games their ways.
R.B.I. Baseball 17, officially licensed by MLB and the MLBPA, will be available September 5 for $29.99 on Nintendo Switch. For more information, visit rbigame.com and follow @RBIGame.
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