[UPDATE: Check out our first hands-on preview of MLB 2K10 here.]
Yesterday, I posted that 2K Sports was preparing to unveil Major League Baseball 2K10 later in the week. Today, the company has released the first hard details on the game via a post in the 2K Sports forums. The features listed:
- Work the Corners – Based on each pitcher’s mechanics and official scouting reports, Total Control Pitching lets you put the ball exactly where you want it--provided you keep a close eye on your pitch count.
- Work the Count – With Total Control Hitting, you can time your swing to hit for power, put the ball in play or take a defensive cut. Batter’s Eye uses a hitter’s real-life eye rating to help you identify Fastballs, Breaking Balls and Off Speed pitches before they get to the plate.
- The Best Play Like the Best – True-to-Life Player Rating System, Signature Styles, and a new Motion Model ensure every pitch, swing, catch, throw, steal, and slide looks and feels like you’re at the ballpark.
- Become a Living Legend – With My Player Mode, you can create a player, choose your team and then play your way into the Hall of Fame.
- Authentic Presentation – MLB Today delivers real-time scores, standings, news, and stats to ensure timely commentary that reflects what’s actually going on in the Majors.
- Knowledge Is Power – Use Inside Edge to scout players, assess strengths, weaknesses and tendencies, and then exploit them to get the upper hand.
The big news on the list looks to be the introduction of My Player mode, following the debut of the feature in last year's NBA 2K10. With the announcement of this feature, one has to wonder if 2K is also preparing a downloadable training to precede the full game's release, similar to what the company did with NBA 2K10: Draft Combine, which was released before NBA 2K10. With spring training such a big part of the baseball season, it seems like a natural fit.
Look for GameSpot's first impressions of MLB 2K10 this Friday.