R.B.I. Baseball 18 Out Now for Xbox One & PS4!
March 20, 2018
With Opening Day right around the corner, our first wave of releases is upon us! R.B.I. Baseball 18 is now available for Xbox One and PS4, with iOS releasing on 3/27 and Nintendo Switch, Android versions coming later this spring. With more game play modes, a brand-new look, and the same easy-to-play fun, we think R.B.I. Baseball 18 takes a huge leap forward in our most significant update since the franchise was revived in 2014.
One of the largest undertakings for our internal dev team was the creation of an all-new Franchise Mode. It’s the most requested feature from your feedback on previous versions of the game, so we’re excited to give you complete control of your favorite MLB team by making trades, signing free agents, calling up rookies. Franchise Mode also introduces our new player progression system, allowing players to develop, improve and ultimately retire across 10 seasons.
R.B.I. 18 also expands the roster update feature by allowing you to import a roster update into an already in-progress Franchise. With this, you will be able to keep your team up-to-date without starting over and losing any season-long progress your franchise has made! For example, if a new prospect is called up during the 2018 MLB season, you may choose to import new players only or completely overwrite the roster – undoing all fictional trades and free agent additions, but making your Franchise roster match the real-life MLB team roster.
Another brand-new feature is Home Run Derby Mode. Challenge a friend in local head-to-head or the CPU in the ultimate slugfest. We’ve built this mode based on the timed competition within the bracket format of the real-life Home Run Derby. You can see how your skills stack up against your friends and the rest of the world on the global Derby leaderboard.
Next, let’s dive into the visual improvements. Our MLB player models are more authentic than ever before with more than 300 digital likenesses, hundreds of new animations, including unique player specific animations, and customized player gear such as wristbands, compression sleeves, and stirrups (yes, our cover athlete Francisco Lindor rocks his stirrups!). We’ve also built the ballpark environments with better lighting, textures, a revamped 3-D crowd system and camera angles that bring the action closer to you while playing!
Last, but not least, we’ve added more than 100 MLB legends into our free agent pool. A dream franchise is no longer just a dream. You can make it a reality by adding any of these legends to a franchise and working toward that World Series Championship.
Here are a full list of MLB Legends available in R.B.I. Baseball 18:
Mel Harder, Bobby Doerr, Lou Boudreau, Dom DiMaggio, Ralph Kiner, Bob Feller, Monte Irvin, Phil Rizzuto, Red Munger, George Kell, Bob Lemon, Pee Wee Reese, Enos Slaughter, Ted Williams, Richie Ashburn, Red Schoendienst, Robin Roberts, Bobby Richardson, Eddie Mathews, Ernie Banks, Jim Bunning, Hoyt Wilhelm, Frank Howard, Al Kaline, Orlando Cepeda, Juan Marichal, Billy Williams, Brooks Robinson, Jimmy Wynn, Larry Dierker, Jim Fregosi, Catfish Hunter, Dock Ellis, Minnie Minoso, Willie Horton, Gaylord Perry, Johnny Bench, Fergie Jenkins, Bucky Dent, Rod Carew, Mike Hargrove, Rollie Fingers, Tom Seaver, Tony Perez, Bruce Sutter, Phil Niekro, Reggie Jackson, Steve Garvey, Ron Guidry, Graig Nettles, Jose Cruz, Mike Schmidt, Darrell Evans, Frank White, Keith Hernandez, Dwight Evans, Ken Griffey Sr., Mike Scott, Bert Blyleven, Gary Carter, Willie Randolph, Nolan Ryan, George Brett, Robin Yount, Mike Boddicker, Kelly Gruber, Dale Murphy, Goose Gossage, Rick Sutcliffe, Kent Hrbek, Willie Wilson, John Kruk, Ozzie Smith, Lenny Dykstra, Lee Smith, Rick Honeycutt, Paul Molitor, Terry Pendleton, Joe Carter, Wade Boggs, Mark Langston, Orel Hershiser, Harold Baines, Eric Davis, Brady Anderson, Matt Williams, Greg Vaughn, Edgar Martinez, Fred McGriff, Jeff Bagwell, Kenny Lofton, Shawn Green, Luis Gonzalez, Eric Gagne, Troy Percival, Jim Edmonds, Jorge Posada, Chipper Jones, Johnny Damon, Jamie Moyer, Derek Lowe, Roy Oswalt, Paul Konerko, Jason Giambi
We hope you enjoy Opening Day and checking out the new features, functionalities and hidden gems we’ve built into R.B.I. Baseball 18.