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R.B.I. Baseball 16 Set For Global Console Distribution

RBI BB mookie_leap_FINALR.B.I. Baseball 16, as developed by MLBAM, will be available on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One on March 29 as a digital download and, for the first time since the popular baseball video game franchise returned three years ago, fans will be able to purchase R.B.I. Baseball 16 at participating retail stores in the United States and Canada. R.B.I. Baseball 16 will be available at those retailers beginning April 5.

This year’s global distribution will more than double the available regions where baseball fans can buy R.B.I. Baseball 16 as a digital download on consoles, including in European countries such as the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Spain, Italy and the Netherlands for the first time since its return by MLBAM.

As was announced in January, Boston Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts will be the cover athlete for R.B.I. Baseball 16. Exclusively in Canada, Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman will be featured on the game’s cover.

The fun, fast-paced game will bring new graphics and lighting as well as a suite of additional features, including: new fielding capabilities with dives, wall catches, fake throws and more; an improved batting engine with variable perfect timing; a reworked pitching strategy AI; sim a game or multiple games; modify a team’s lineup pre-game or in-game, including double switches.

R.B.I. Baseball 16 is officially licensed by MLB and MLBPA. It also will be available for iPhone, iPad, supported Android smartphones and tablets, and PC/Mac via Steam.

In the United States, for the third straight year, the game will be available for $19.99 on consoles and $4.99 on smartphones and tablets. Complete details and launch dates for mobile and PC/MAC via Steam will be announced when available.

For more information, please visit rbigame.com and follow @RBIGame.

 

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Jerry Milani is a freelance writer and public relations executive living in Bloomfield, N.J. He has worked in P.R. for more than 25 years in college and conference sports media relations, two agencies and for the International Fight League, a team-based mixed martial arts league, and now is the PR manager for Wizard World, which runs pop culture and celebrity conventions across North America. Milani is also the play-by-play announcer for Caldwell University basketball broadcasts. He is a proud graduate of Fordham University and when not attending a Yankees, Rams or Cougars game can be reached at Jerry (at) JerryMilani (dot) com.

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