"'World Series Baseball' is one of the longest running SEGA franchises and this year 'World Series Baseball 2K3' is at the pinnacle of its career," said Greg Thomas, president of Visual Concepts Entertainment, a SEGA development studio. "Building on last year's acclaimed Xbox release, 'SEGA Sports World Series Baseball 2K3' delivers loads of new, compelling features, including classic ballparks, an all-new jump button, authentic awards and improved animations that give this game the look and feel of real baseball."
"SEGA Sports World Series Baseball 2K3" will include a variety of gameplay enhancements such as home run robbing jumps at the wall, dramatic running grabs in the outfield, user-controlled leadoffs and power swings, silky smooth double play and relay animations, offline throws, and a behind-the-pitcher cam that brings an exciting new perspective to the game. The unrivaled gameplay will be complemented by the deepest Franchise Mode in any baseball video game. Playing through an unlimited number of seasons, users will be able to assemble a full coaching staff by selecting from a pool of managers, batting and pitching coaches, Minor League(TM) directors and scouts. In addition to the Franchise Mode, "SEGA Sports World Series Baseball 2K3" will also include modes such as Exhibition, Big League Challenge(TM), Season, Playoffs and the SEGA Sports Challenge. Appearing in all SEGA Sports 2K3 games, the SEGA Sports Challenge allows fans to compare their offline stats against other players nationwide on Segasports.com.
On the visual front, "SEGA Sports World Series Baseball 2K3" will remain the most graphically stunning baseball game on the market. Built to take full advantage of the capabilities of Xbox, "SEGA Sports World Series Baseball 2K3" will feature intricately detailed ballparks and improved player models. From classic ballparks such as the Polo Grounds to the ballparks of today -- including Great American Ballpark, the new home of the Cincinnati Reds® -- no detail is too small in "SEGA Sports World Series Baseball 2K3."
"SEGA Sports World Series Baseball 2K3" is endorsed by the New York Yankees® all-star first baseman Jason Giambi and is available at retailers nationwide for $49.95. The game will soon be released on the PlayStation® 2 computer entertainment system. Screen shots and package art of "SEGA Sports World Series Baseball 2K3" are now available at: http://segapr.segaamerica.com.