Activision Announces 'Little League World Series Baseball 2009 for Wii and DS
March 10, 2009
ACTIVISION PUBLISHING RETURNS TO THE BATTER’S BOX THIS SUMMER WITH LITTLE LEAGUE WORLD SERIES BASEBALL 2009
Activision Publishing, Inc. announced today that Little League® World Series Baseball 2009, the sequel to 2008’s acclaimed hit baseball game, will be released this June for Wii™ and Nintendo DS™. The title is a natural progression for the franchise, offering Little Leaguers and their families more features and refined, accessible gameplay.
“We are very proud of the warm reception our first Little League baseball video game received last year,” said David Oxford, Activision Publishing. “Little League® World Series Baseball 2009 aims to broaden the franchise's appeal even wider, giving experienced gamers a sense of depth and to feel more challenged while still making it easy for parents or grandparents to pick up and play!”
Little League® World Series Baseball 2009 is the second officially licensed Little League® video game for next-generation consoles, and once again it is being developed by world renowned Japanese studio NOW Production. Players will have the chance to become a Little League World® Series baseball Champion, or play with up to three other friends in a variety of exhibition modes. New features include a full team editor, regional tournaments, all new stadiums, new skills challenges, an expanded set of collectible content and much more. Both versions improve upon the popular motion and stylus controls, respectively, for batting and pitching.
“The response to last year's game was phenomenal, and Little League fans have been enthusiastic in giving us ideas for the 2009 version,” Jud Rogers, Sr. Marketing Executive, Little League International. “Activision and NOW Production are the best partners imaginable and we look forward to creating the best family-friendly baseball game of all time.”