April 24, 2007
2K Sports Unveils Features of The BIGS
2K Sports announced today features for The BIGS,
the larger-than-life Major League Baseball licensed title coming out this
summer. The BIGS delivers a unique pick-up-and-play baseball video game
experience driven by quick reflex timing and smart power-up strategies, with
highlight reel moments on every play.
“With The BIGS, we want to take the baseball
genre to new heights and redefine what a baseball video game can be,” said Greg
Thomas, President of Visual Concepts, a 2K Sports studio. “The BIGS has the fast
learning curve of an arcade game coupled with deep play mechanics, amazing
visuals, and hero-like presentation of real MLB players that will keep gamers
coming back for more. The BIGS will showcase dramatic highlight reel moments at
every at-bat, creating a truly epic baseball title.”
Fans will redefine the baseball highlight reel by
performing dramatic wall grabs, spectacular diving plays, and epic homeruns.
Unique and intuitive gameplay controls deliver a new baseball experience, while
advanced power-up mechanics add exciting depth with each turn. Turbo gameplay
raises the action bar to new heights, and culminates in the ultimate batter
pitcher power-up duel, where either the pitcher’s Big Heat will be the turning
point, or the batter’s Power Blast will be the explosive end to the game. In The
BIGS, every play is a big play.
In The BIGS, each MLB player has been
individualized to emphasize their extraordinary athletic attributes. The
development team paid great attention to detail to portray a player’s face and
physical characteristics so baseball fans will easily recognize their favorite
players. To deliver the authentic MLB atmosphere, stadium landmarks have been
stylized to highlight the unique architecture of each MLB ballpark. Whether it’s
the glove at San Francisco’s AT&T Park resized to mammoth proportions or the
left field wall in Boston’s Fenway Park made into a real “Green Monster,” gamers
will be in awe at the grandeur of each stadium in The BIGS.
The BIGS will be available this summer for the
Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3 and PlayStation 2, PSP and Nintendo’s Wii.
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