R.B.I. Baseball is coming back this spring. That either means nothing to you, or it has you pumping your fist in the air.
R.B.I. Baseball, originally released for the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1988, was the first home console game to use an official sports license. My distant memory says it was an awesome game, so I’m going to go with that.
Deadspin included a couple tweets from SportsBusiness Journal‘s Eric Fisher in their report. Fisher writes that the “revival of RBI Baseball by MLBAM (Major League Baseball Advanced Media) presumably brings baseball back to Microsoft platforms after demise of MLB 2K franchise,” and that R.B.I. will be the first game MLBAM has made for consoles.
Details are incredibly sparse, but the game is set for release this spring, according to the website, for “current and next generation consoles and mobile devices.”