Tuesday, May 27, 2008

RBI Baseball making a comeback?!

You know what would be even more awesome than Bases Loaded being available for download onto your Wii? Answer: A brand new, updated version of RBI Baseball for sale as an Xbox Live arcade game. Well, according to Xbox 360 Fanboy, it looks like it might happen. Apparently, the ESRB (the group that rates videogames for violence and stuff) has given a rating for a new version of the Nintendo classic, causing gaming sites to speculate that the new game, though currently unannounced, will be appearing on Microsoft's console sometime soon.

There's only two things I want from this game: One, it better have players built like C.C. Sabathia, just like in the original RBI, as opposed to the crappy sequels. And, two, there better be online play. Meet those two criteria, and this will hit must-buy status.

One downer: It's possible the names of real players won't be included in this release. I'd love to have either the original RBI rosters or current team rosters, but securing the rights from the players' association is a tricky and possibly costly deal. (The original Tecmo Bowl was recently released as a Virtual Console game for the Wii, but Bo Jackson was nowhere in sight for just such a reason.) Still, how frickin' sweet would it be to own a revamped RBI Baseball that updated the graphics while keeping the charm of the original and allowed you to play your friends online?

5 comments:

Mike Bock said...

My xbox live career has ranged from brutal to mediocre, but I will own all your candy asses in RBI Baseball.

Matthew said...

Have you tried MLB Power Pros? It's as close to an updated RBI Baseball as it gets. Seriously, it's good. All it lacks is online play....

btw, love the errata notes. Definitely becoming a regular reader.

Bob Taylor said...

When this thing is released, this blog will be in real danger of falling apart, as I'll be spending all of my free time with Xbox controller in hand BEATING MIKE BOCK'S ASS.

Mike Bock said...

You need to be more clear that you will be ATTEMPTING to do so in RBI Baseball.

Mike Bock said...

Just had a brainstorm: how about they let you name the players what you want? Fans of the original will surely take the time to input the correct monikers.