“We are thrilled to be working with Infogrames to bring the baseball experience to a new level – one that kids can experience anywhere they are,” said Carolann Dunn, Senior Director, Licensing for Major League Baseball. “Backyard Baseball is sure to appeal to baseball fans and young gamers alike.”
Backyard Baseball for Game Boy Advance and Backyard Baseball 2003 for Win/Mac are the only baseball games that let kids play with the pros as kids. In both games, kids choose their teams from 30 Backyard Kids and Major League Baseball pros from every team in the league including Mike Piazza, Shawn Green, Ken Griffey, Jr., Vladimir Guerrero, Todd Helton, Randy Johnson, Chipper Jones, Sammy Sosa, Ichiro Suzuki and Jim Thome. Players can choose between a quick game, single game, season play or the Home Run Derby™ for batting practice.
Developed by Game Brains, Backyard Baseball for Game Boy Advance is suited for ages 7 and up and will be available in June 2002 for an approximate retail price of $29.99. Backyard Baseball 2003 for PC/Mac is being developed by Humongous Entertainment® and will be available in June 2002 for approximately $19.99.