February 28, 2008
2K Sports Steps Up to Bat with
Exciting Wii Motion Controls for Major League Baseball 2K8
What better way to for gamers to
enjoy a baseball video game than to move like they are actually playing
baseball? With Major League Baseball 2K8 on the Wii home video game system, fans
of all ages and skill levels will be able to step up to the plate and hit one
out of the park. Major League Baseball 2K8 provides the most fun and exciting
baseball simulation experience available and the innovative Wii controls allow
fans the opportunity to pitch, bat, field and run the bases using the Wii
Remote™ and Nunchuk™.
Some of the fun new Wii gameplay
controls for Major League Baseball 2K8 include:
Pitching – To pitch, players
simply point the Wii Remote at the screen, pull back to start the pitcher’s
motion, then flick the Wii Remote forward. The quicker the player flicks the
remote, the more velocity and movement the pitch will have. The Nunchuk can be
used to view a player’s pitch arsenal and to select which pitch to throw.
Batting – Swinging for the
fences with Major League Baseball 2K8 on Wii will provide fans with even more
fun when they control the Wii Remote as if they were swinging a real bat. The
Nunchuk acts to control the direction of the ball.
Fielding – While controlling
their designated player using the Nunchuk, players can snag fly balls and use
the Wii Remote to throw to the appropriate base. Players can use Major League
Baseball 2K8’s “Smart Throw” technology to throw to the best base by simply
flicking the Wii Remote or can manually choose which base to throw to by
pressing a direction on the directional pad.
Baserunning – Players can
control the speed of their baserunning by shaking the Wii Remote and Nunchuk
simultaneously, then pushing both controllers to slide.
Major League Baseball 2K8, rated E
for Everyone by the ESRB, will be available in retail stores on March 4, 2008,
for Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Wii™ home
video game system, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, PlayStation®2
computer entertainment system, and PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system.