News: As pitchers and catchers report, 2K reports on MLB 2K8.
All-New Baserunning -
As pitchers and catchers begin to report to Spring Training, 2K Games has announced some new features that will be present in this year's edition of Major League Baseball.
Here's what gamers should expect to see when they take the ball game to their game system of choice:
Total Pitch Control - A new, innovative pitching interface that allows players to emulate the realistic motion of pitching a live baseball. Execution of speed and precise accuracy involves matching specific gestures and release with the right analog stick, simulating the arm and wrist action involved in throwing that particular type of pitch.
Swing Stick 2.0 - Improved batting controls that offer players unparalleled ball-to-bat contact that will be determined by timing, direction, and pitch location for a greater variety of realistic hits including grounders, blooper singles, dribblers, gappers, long home runs, and more using the right analog stick.
Simplified controls that allow fans to easily select players with the left analog stick and guide them toward specified bases with ease.
Precision Throw Control -
Provides unprecedented control over throw accuracy using the right analog stick, bringing a new level of realism to playing defense.
Full Minor Leagues -
Fans will be treated to 90 authentic minor league teams, along with 18 minor league stadiums in franchise and exhibition modes.
Two of the Best Commentators in the Business -
2K Sports proudly brings back to the broadcast booth the popular duo of Jon Miller and Hall of Famer Joe Morgan, delivering the most entertaining and deepest commentary available in any baseball franchise.
2K did stress that not all of these features will be present on every platform MLB 2K8 will be offered on, but they didn't go into specifics. The game, which is currently scheduled to hit stores on March 4, is coming to the PS2, PSP, PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii.
We'll have more soon.