ESRB rates DS MLB fantasy game

Latest update to ratings board Web site reveals Take-Two's next licensed baseball offering, possible PlayStation Network downloads of Street Fighter Alpha, Rayman.

Shortly after Electronic Arts snapped up exclusivity rights to the National Football League, competing publisher Take-Two Interactive signed a deal with Major League Baseball to be the exclusive third-party publisher of pro baseball games in the US. Since that time, Take-Two and its 2K Sports label have tried to make the most of the deal. The publisher has released annual installments in its MLB 2K sim series of games, dipped into the arcade-style sports market with The BIGS, and even imported and published Konami's MLB Power Pros, part of the popular Japanese line of Powerful Pro Yakyuu games.

However, it appears 2K Sports wants to get more mileage from the license, as the Entertainment Software Rating Board recently updated its database to include a Take-Two Interactive DS game called MLB Fantasy All-Stars. Presumably a fantasy baseball recreation for the handheld, Fantasy All-Stars received an E for Everyone rating.

Two more listings on the ESRB database provide insight into some original PlayStation games that might soon be appearing on the PlayStation Network. Rayman and Street Fighter Alpha have both been rated for the PlayStation 3 and the PlayStation Portable (the former received and E for Everyone, the latter a T for Teen).

While Ubisoft originally published Rayman and Capcom published Street Fighter Alpha, both games are listed as being published by Sony Computer Entertainment America, similar to the way the ESRB listed the downloadable PS3/PSP version of Konami's Castlevania: Symphony of the Night.

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20 comments
g0b0s0x
g0b0s0x

MLB Power Pros was surprisingly good; Hopefully this will have at least as much success.

DreFullCircle
DreFullCircle

hopefully it's better than mlb 2k7. touch screen or not, i refuse to play ANY game with SNES-quality graphics on the ds. if i do, that's what the GBA slot is for.

Dark_Kakashi_24
Dark_Kakashi_24

I have to agree with the people commenting about the MVP series. I pretty much stopped playing the baseball games after the MVP Series. They were the best Baseball games I have played and many of my friends also wish to play a new MVP game. I can easily see the MVP series selling a lot if it ever returned cause many people still love it.

Snake6phw
Snake6phw

uhm... does take two make the show games?

Tick660
Tick660

Rayman 1 for PSX was the balls

zyxomma100
zyxomma100

Slow news day. And RawkHawk, I thought it was pretty obvious you were joking. If it makes you feel better.

Simba_Dude
Simba_Dude

how is this worthy of being home page news?

Zetona
Zetona

And this is news because....

RawkHawk
RawkHawk

Now I blame myself for not being around here long enough for anyone to know much about me, but I was making a joke. Being a "moron", it's kind of my thing.

newfg311
newfg311

2K's baseball series is always right on point. I wish MVP would come back just so the companies would compete and give the consumer options.

MrArmageddon54
MrArmageddon54

BRING BACK MVP thats is without a doubt the best baseball series I have ever played

umd1998
umd1998

EA does a so-so job with the NFL license, but 2K's MLB Power Pros is simply fantastic...

tcc024
tcc024

Sweet, I'll probably grab Street Fighter when it comes out. BTW, don't be a moron RawkHawk!

hahe
hahe

uhhhh they're not. they're listed as the publisher cause it's being released on PSN. it's not like you start the game up and it says it's made by Sony.

RawkHawk
RawkHawk

*reads last paragraph* Quit stealing things, Sony!