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R.B.I. Baseball 16 Heading to PS4 on March 29th

Seana Cavanagh's Avatar Posted by on Mar 15, 2016 // Product Marketing Manager, MLB.com

With Spring right around the corner and Opening Day approaching we couldn’t be happier to announce that R.B.I. Baseball is back on PS4 for its 3rd installment, and for the first time ever you will be able to purchase the game at participating retailers in US and Canada. You can download your digital copy on March 29th or pick up your physical retail copy on April 5th.

You may have heard back in January that Boston Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts will be the cover athlete for R.B.I. Baseball 16. Today we are announcing that exclusively in Canada, Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman will be featured on the game’s cover.

We are also stoked that R.B.I. 16 will make its digital download debut in more than double the regions including in European countries such as the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Spain, Italy and the Netherlands.

So what can you expect this year besides fun, fast paced classic baseball gameplay? Feel the action more than ever with new fielding moves like dives, wall catches, fake throws, and more! Take control of your season with the ability to play the entire season or sim to the crucial games.

R.B.I. Baseball 16 on PS4R.B.I. Baseball 16 on PS4

Modify your lineup with complete MLB rosters including more than 1,100 MLBPA players and use substitution strategies like double switches. We’ve also enhanced your gameplay experience by making improvements to our lighting and graphics, batting engine, and pitching strategy.

In the United States, for the third straight year the game will be available for $19.99. So get ready to play ball and have a blast with your favorite Player 2 online or in your living room!

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9 Comments

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+ capitolc on March 15th, 2016 at 7:42 am said:

Are we really going to try this again? Good luck RBI …. I wanted to try it before to relive my NES days, but I can’t live in the past. Hope you get good reviews this time.


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+ paulogy on March 15th, 2016 at 7:51 am said:

So many hours spent playing RBI for NES as a kid. I hope there’s a mode that morphs players back to the original character proportions :-)


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+ Hobartbob on March 15th, 2016 at 9:35 am said:

No thank you, we have MLB the Show on this console!! Everyhting else fails!!


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+ billyok on March 15th, 2016 at 11:36 am said:

These comments are ridiculous. I’m delighted that you folks have stuck with this. It was so-so in 2014 and much improved last year, and while The Show is great at what it does, some of us just want something that plays like Baseball Stars on the NES. (To that end, thank you for adding wall grabs — my favorite Baseball Stars move.)


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+ gameman15 on March 15th, 2016 at 11:47 am said:

Do you have any idea that there are gamers out there (like myself) that preferred arcade-style sports games over the simulation ones? Because if I want realism, I’ll play the simulation-type sports games, but if I want fun, I’ll play the arcade-style sports games. Personally, I going for the later, because if you add realism to those sports games, you take the fun aspect out of them.


     

    + gameman15 on March 15th, 2016 at 11:48 am said:

    And yes, I’m talking to you @billyok.


     

    + billyok on March 15th, 2016 at 12:06 pm said:

    …Are you sure you’re talking to me? Because I made the same point as you about wanting arcade-style baseball…


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+ bray4ever8 on March 15th, 2016 at 1:47 pm said:

Even though I already have MLB16 The Show pre-ordered, I’m hoping this year’s RBI is good. I skipped last year’s release as I didn’t care for the first attempt. But I do want to play a fast paced baseball game. Stop trying to be like the NES game (it’s outdated) and at least try for Ken Griffey JR on SNES. That game is still one of the best console arcade-style baseball games ever.


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+ CaptainRadical on March 15th, 2016 at 4:57 pm said:

This NEEDS a Vita release.


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