MLB Advanced Media reviving R.B.I. Baseball

Major League Baseball is stepping in to fill the void left by the MLB 2K series by reviving the beloved R.B.I. Baseball franchise. R.B.I. Baseball '14 will come to current and next-gen consoles, as well as smartphones and tablets, in Spring 2014.

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Now that 2K Sports' hold of the MLB license has expired, it looks like this void will be filled by Major League Baseball itself. MLB Advanced Media sent out a press release late Tuesday night revealing that they would be reviving a classic and long-dormant NES franchise with R.B.I. Baseball '14.

The new R.B.I. Baseball website simply shows a Spring 2014 release date, but also shows that it will be coming to current and next-gen consoles, as well as tablets and mobile devices.

For those that might be too young to remember the days of old-school R.B.I. Baseball, here's a video (courtesy of NES Guide) to give you a quick overview. Baseball games sure used to be a lot simpler back in the '80s.

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    January 14, 2014 8:15 PM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, MLB Advanced Media reviving R.B.I. Baseball.

    Major League Baseball is stepping in to fill the void left by the MLB 2K series by reviving the beloved R.B.I. Baseball franchise. R.B.I. Baseball '14 will come to current and next-gen consoles, as well as smartphones and tablets, in Spring 2014.

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      January 14, 2014 8:18 PM

      i hope they revive the music

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      January 14, 2014 8:28 PM

      No PC, eh?

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        January 14, 2014 8:30 PM

        "CURRENT AND NEXT GENERATION CONSOLES AND MOBILE DEVICES"

        Doesn't say, but doesn't necessarily rule it out.

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      January 14, 2014 8:56 PM

      RBIs are worthless. This should be called fWAR baseball.

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      January 14, 2014 11:46 PM

      More companies should just watch Gerstmann's Bombastica for ideas.

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      January 15, 2014 12:55 AM

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      January 15, 2014 5:47 AM

      Bring back basewars, coolest baseball game ever

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      January 15, 2014 5:52 AM

      Just remake the original game. No remake can compare to it

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        January 15, 2014 6:01 AM

        This. All the same players and stats.

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      January 15, 2014 5:55 AM

      I KNOW. GUYS. I KNOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

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      January 15, 2014 6:38 AM

      Someone needs to bring back Ken Griffy, Jr. MLB!

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      January 15, 2014 7:25 AM

      I want it on a Tengen colored disc.

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      January 15, 2014 7:47 AM

      Fuck RBI, I want a modern Baseball Simulator 2000

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        January 15, 2014 7:53 AM

        1.000 is where it's at. I defy anyone to beat the 453 home runs I hit in one season with BRET.

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      January 15, 2014 7:55 AM

      Less RBI, more Basewars

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