Tue, May 03, 2011 | 09:44 BST
Nicktoons MLB – Just what America was waiting for
2K Play has decided to find out what would happen if you put Nickelodeon and Major League Baseball together in a room, and left them there for long enough to develop a game.
The result, apparently, is Nicktoons MLB, and it’s currently in development for Xbox 360 with Kinect, Wii and Nintendo DS. The game boasts an all-star roster from all 30 MLB teams, plus a collection of comedic Nicktoons from the popular tv show, resulting in what’s been described as an “unforgettable” baseball gaming experience.
This one might be worth checking out – when’s the last time you played baseball with (or against) SpongeBob Squarepants, ZIM, or Ren and Stimpy? How about team members from the St. Louis Cardinals, Atlanta Braves, Los Angeles Dodgers or the New York Yankees?
Now’s your chance to face off, on custom-created digital ballparks – is your home field advantage at Fenway Park or Frosty Freeze Field?
Steve Lux, Vice President for business development at 2K Play sounds like he’s having a good time with this one:
“The Nicktoons are an animated bunch and it’s no secret they have been petitioning our office to facilitate this unprecedented match up.
“Whether an extraterrestrial from Planet Irk, superheroes who wear underwear on the outside of their costumes, or a secret agent dog, time will tell if these heavy hitters have the grit to play in the big leagues.”
If you’re in the United States, keep an eye out for special events in the build-up to the summer launch of Nicktoons MLB, particularly on social media and around Major League ballparks.