R.B.I. Baseball 19 released Tuesday – earlier than ever before – providing Xbox One baseball fans around the world a fun, fast-paced, authentic Major League Baseball experience several weeks before Opening Day. Players can play as their favorite MLB team, hit dingers in every MLB ballpark, win the World Series and compete against your favorite Player 2 in local or online multiplayer mode. Curious to see what the latest installment looks like? Watch the brand new gameplay trailer above featuring “We Can Do This All Day” by Banzai.
In this year’s edition of R.B.I. Baseball, fans can expect more MLB authenticity through newly added animations, more gear options including more variety with bats, elbow guards and compression sleeves that are specific to every player, every official 2019 uniform and some new twists to make for an even more exciting experience. The dev team have added two-way players that fans can take advantage of to optimize their franchise, more MLB Legends and brand-new Legends Teams.
Future managers will be excited to see a ton of expansions to our rosters. Our “New Player” option allows fans to easily see the new MLB players that can be added to their player pool. Not to mention players can expect weekly roster & stats updates throughout the regular season starting on Opening Day.
In addition, players will be pleased to see that we completely expanded our Home Run Derby mode. In 2018, when the Home Run Derby mode was first introduced, players were limited to only playing as one the 8 Home Run Derby contestants and the All-Star Game ballpark for that year. In R.B.I. 19 players can now pick any MLB player, ballpark and customize their bracket for the ultimate Home Run Derby showdown!
New to the game? Need some pointers? Here are a couple to get you started.
For starters, its baseball – don’t swing at bad pitches and you can check your swing by quickly tapping the swing button if an easy to hit pitch ends up being a curve ball! Down and Swing, with the proper timing will yield more home runs. Up and swing will result in more grounders.
For pitching, hitting Up and the Pitch button will yield a slower pitch, that depending on the pitcher the ball may hit the ground right in front of the plate. Don’t be scared to throw that heat by holding Down and the Pitch Button to yield a fastball.