Combining all the elements of a realistic sports title with the thrilling action of a crazy arcade game, Backyard Baseball ’10, is the ultimate kids’ baseball experience with new fields, detailed graphics, precise game controls, and a beefed up MLB roster including David “Big Papi” Ortiz, who is returning for a second season as the game’s cover player.
“Backyard Baseball is a great way to extend the love of baseball from the outside field to the virtual field,” says David Ortiz. “My kids and I always have fun playing Backyard Baseball together. They’ve actually learned a few things about real baseball by playing the video game.”
Along with Ortiz, Backyard Baseball ’10, let’s kids play with or alongside other pro players featured as kids in full uniforms including stars from all 30 MLB teams such as Ken Griffey Jr., Ichiro, Vladimir Guerrero, Albert Pujols, Alfonso Soriano, and Ryan Howard. As kids play more, they are able to unlock several additional stars.
Backyard Baseball ’10 includes new custom features, such as personal name announcing during the action, and lets kids who play a full season qualify to be inducted into the Hall of Fame and be immortalized in the Backyard Baseball ’11 edition. Additionally, Backyard Baseball ’10 presents enhanced game play and a new pitching camera perspective that puts the camera behind the batter when hitting and behind the pitcher when pitching. New batting and pitching control schemes have also been designed to complement this camera positioning.
Backyard Baseball ’10, rated “E” for Everyone, will be available for Wii ($29.99) and NDS ($29.99) and PS2 ($29.99).