After the huge amount of fun delivered with the original Super Mega Baseball, the sequel is a hotly anticipated title. Today, Metalhead Software have kindly sorted us a release date!
Due to arrive on Xbox One, PS4 and PC come 1st May 2018, Super Mega Baseball 2 brings gorgeous new visuals, deep team and league customization, and – thankfully – long-awaited online multiplayer modes. Priced up at $29.99 for the base game, you’ll discover that Metalhead have also decided to drop three DLC packs on launch day. These will bring additional cosmetic customization options.
Super Mega Baseball 2 promises to please both the rookie or baseball purist, letting you compete in the ranked Pennant Race mode (1v1), the chance to dominate friends in arranged matches (1v1, 2v1, 2v2), or take on the AI (solo, local co-op, online co-op). All of these will be kept fair game by Ego, the flexible difficulty system that holds SMB2 together.
“With Super Mega Baseball 2 we’ve put together a more sophisticated baseball simulation for the baseball purists, but we’ve also been careful to maintain the pick-up-and-play nature that made the original as accessible as it was,” said Metalhead Co-Founder Scott Drader. “Community feedback massively influenced our design choices for the sequel and we’ll be listening carefully to the community again this time when we’re considering further changes and additional content.”
After the huge success of the of the original Super Mega Baseball, we should find the follow up building on the core features of the original, with the sequel including:
- Overhauled presentation including 8 stadiums built from the ground up, more realistically scaled character models, and new, more athletic player animations
- Comprehensive customization of leagues, team logos and uniforms, and player gear
- New competitive and co-operative online modes, utilizing dedicated servers
- Cross-platform play between PC and Xbox One, and between PC and PS4
- Refined baseball simulation with visceral physics and realistic play outcomes
- Enhanced image quality on Xbox One X and PS4 Pro
If you can’t wait until the start of May and need a bit of a baseball fix now, you have two choices; get a read of our review of the original Super Mega Baseball and get playing it, or, check out the latest reveal video which packs in 7 minutes of core gameplay footage and includes a deep explanation of improvements found in SMB2. Or you could do both of course!