It’s time for Xbox One and Steam gamers to warm up in the on-deck circle as independent developer Metalhead Software announces it is bringing the award-winning baseball game Super Mega Baseball to the Xbox One all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, via the ID@Xbox self-publishing program, and to PC via Steam, in the summer of 2015. The newest version of the game, Super Mega Baseball: Extra Innings,will feature a bevy of new content, including brand new stadiums, enhanced gameplay and improved baseball simulation.
“Right now there are few options for quality, accessible sports titles on the market, particularly when it comes to baseball games on the Xbox One and PC,” said Metalhead Co-founder Scott Drader. “We’re really looking to put this genre back on the map for more casual fans, especially the younger generation of gamers who haven’t had access to the types of games that were common during their parents’ generation. Games that could introduce a sport to the uninitiated and turn them into fans for life.”
Super Mega Baseball’s initial iteration was met with critical acclaim, garnering an 85 Metacritic score and “Sports Game of the Year” honors. The game has a unique Ego system, which offers a fine-grained control of difficulty on a per-user basis, that has been widely praised for its ability to level the playing field in cooperative and competitive modes. This system will push seasoned gamers to their limits while simultaneously providing a gentle introduction for beginners.
Additional features include:
- Realistic simulation and physics: Don’t be fooled by the light-hearted/comical presentation; the fundamentals of the sport of baseball are well represented
- Up-to four player local co-op play: In addition to solo play, there’s head-to-head, 2v1, 2v2 and co-op against the CPU
- Ultra responsive and blazing fast gameplay: Controls are easy to learn, but players will need to master jumping, diving, wall-catches, power-swings and cut-off plays to properly dominate friends
- Full batting and pitching statistics: Comprehensive baseball statistics that ballplayers can use to show off their MVP-quality skills