R.B.I. Baseball 2017 has selected the National League’s 2016 Rookie of the Year to grace the cover of their upcoming game. Corey Seager was the youngest shortstop to start a season for the LA Dodgers since World War II. His season and statistics had nowhere to go but up as he set team rookie records for doubles and hits and surpassed all previous Dodgers’ shortstops in home runs. Making some room on his mantle next to the Rookie of the Yar Award in 2016 was also a Silver Slugger award granted to the best offensive player in each position.
R.B.I. Baseball 2017 includes several other features that make it the ying to MLB The Show’s yang. The two button controls promise for a 9-inning game to be complete in a mere 20 minutes. Classic R.B.I. Baseball rosters are available (Welcome back Nolan Ryan and Reuben Sierra, you will bring glory back to the Texas Rangers) as are the current ones from all 30 teams and their respective ballparks. Stats can be recorded and tracked by team or player over multiple seasons so that gamers can begin to build their legacy over many seasons. Several game modes are also on offer with Season, Postseason, Exhibition, Online and Local Multiplayer options that let you save or sim as needed.
Xbox gamers will also recognize that R.B.I. Baseball 2017 continues to be the only licensed Major League Baseball game available on the platform. It is also available on PS4 The title will retail for $19.99 on consoles and $4.99 on mobile. It is the fourth title in the R.B.I. franchise since its reboot of the classic title that last appeared on the Sega Genesis and Super Nintendo in 1995. R.B.I. Baseball 2017 does not have a release date yet for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 other than spring 2017. You can rest easy though that you will have a copy in your hands before the season’s first crack of the bat when the 2017 MLB season kicks off April 2.