"The development team has worked extremely hard on creating unique and exciting features to appeal to every fan of the game," stated Greg Thomas, president of Visual Concepts, a 2K Sports studio. "All these new features - the innovations in the batting system, the new pitching mechanics, Artificial Intelligence tendencies driven by Inside EdgeTM, the new Pure Motion Physics movement system and so much more - combine together seamlessly to create an authentic and thrilling MLB video game."
New, exciting features for Major League Baseball 2K6 include:
- Swing Stick - Using the design and functionality of other top-selling 2K6 games, the Swing Stick mechanic brings a new level of intuitive control, allowing players to use the Right Analog Stick to control the swing of the bat. Timing, guessing the location of the pitch and swing choice are key to successful execution.
- Payoff Pitching - Introducing a new philosophy to pitching in Major League Baseball video games, pitchers must spot their pitches correctly, taking into account pitch type and break as they throw to a target area.
- Catcher Mechanics - For the first time in any Major League Baseball video game, catchers can call the game, giving gamers playing as pitchers an idea of where and what to pitch.
- All-Star Commentary - The most entertaining Big League commentary returns to Major League Baseball 2K6 as veteran announcer Jon Miller delivers all the play-by-plays and Hall of Fame Legend Joe Morgan calls the on-field action. Additionally, Jeanne Zelasko and Steve Physioc join the team, previewing the team matchups during the season and provide analysis during the playoffs.
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