After being known as “the bad baseball game” compared to MLB: The Show, the annual multi-platform game in R.B.I. Baseball is once again coming back for 2018. But, there are a few major changes for the budget baseball game this year.
These changes make you think that the developers are starting to take their game a bit more seriously. Let’s get you guys caught up:
- R.B.I. Baseball 18 was announced this week, with Cleveland Indians star Francisco Lindor gracing the cover this year.
- Quite a few new modes and features were announced along with the game’s initial announcement.
- The first one being: R.B.I. Baseball 18 is receiving a newly revamped franchise mode. You can sign free agents and rookies, make trades, and hopefully take your team to the world series at some point in 10 full seasons.
- At the end of the 10 seasons, you will receive a grade of your team’s overall performance. This little grading feature adds some replay value – by you wanting to chase down the best grade possible.
- Secondly, the home run derby mode has finally been added to R.B.I. Baseball. This mode can be played with a friend, or you vs the CPU in a head-to-head on who can hit the most home runs. This mode will also include a leaderboard, so you can see how you stack up against the rest of the world.
- Thirdly, loads of MLB Legends will be added into the game. These legends can be signed as free agents in franchise mode or used in your standard quick play modes. Some of the legends listed so far are Chipper Jones, Reggie Jackson and Nolan Ryan.
- Lastly, R.B.I. Baseball 18 will have upgraded graphics for players and stadiums. Including updates to player likenesses, animations and redesigned player models.
- For stadiums, there will be new lighting effects, enhanced textures, 3D crowds, and brand new dynamic camera angles that put you right into the action.
- Although, with all these updates and improvements comes an increase in the game’s overall price. R.B.I. Baseball 18 will be jumping to $29.99 from the usual $19.99 price tag.
- R.B.I. Baseball 18 launches this March for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and mobile devices.
So, what do you guys think? Will R.B.I. Baseball finally come out of MLB: The Show’s shadow this year? Why or why not? Let me know in the comments below!