NCAA Baseball pitched to stores

EA's latest in MVP series leads off baseball season; college-specific game features "Road to Omaha," aluminum bats.

Electronic Arts is giving baseball games the old college try with MVP 06 NCAA Baseball, which shipped to stores today. The game was developed by EA's studio in Vancouver, and continues the MVP Baseball franchise. NCAA Baseball is rated E for Everyone, retails for $29.99, and is available on the PlayStation 2 and Xbox.

Produced by the same team that created MVP Baseball 2005, NCAA will feature many of the same gameplay features in its predecessors, with one glaring omission--professional athletes. EA was left without the licensing rights to Major League Baseball after Take-Two Interactive inked a deal for exclusive third-party rights.

NCAA Baseball features 128 college teams, 19 authentic stadiums, and a "Road to Omaha" dynasty mode that lets players lead their team to the College World Series. New features include a "Load and Fire" batting system and the debut of the ESPN real-time ticker. Former Stanford star Kyle Peterson and ESPN's Mike Patrick are on board to provide the commentary.

For more information on the game, read GameSpot's previous coverage or check back next week for a full review.

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20 comments
marol54
marol54

A different look for baseball, no juice-using monsters.

gokuthegreat309
gokuthegreat309

Well Im a big fan of college sports so EA sure has my 30 dollars

hittin
hittin

I'm un-sure of buying this game.

Atarii
Atarii

EA has no innovation in there games.... what a poor excuse to take more money from consumers. Buy a good game instead, may I suggest Shadow of Colossus for PS2 owners, and Phantom Dust for Xbox owners, and GCN still has RE4.... just don't waste money on EA products.

vejkis
vejkis

Next week? aaaw crud.

sguidolin
sguidolin

will this be playable on 360 at some point?

nohabs
nohabs

davahsa Why not a softball game with smoking hot babes? Why not smoking hot babes ...they could play anything they want

chrisdojo
chrisdojo

the price is pretty good...but i hope EA doesn't expect to sell very many.

wokisan
wokisan

"19 authentic stadiums"....I hope that is in ADDITION to all the Div-1 college ballparks from each school. I hope that doesn't mean that 109 schools will have genric looking ballparks....I know college baseball is not the most popular sport out there but if you are going to make a game.....do it to the fullest details. Although EA's past track record doesn't encourage me. There are still stadiums that need to be updated in the NCAA Football series. At least it is only $30.

davahsa
davahsa

Why not a softball game with smoking hot babes?

Vornagar
Vornagar

Huge fan of baseball. I play it for my high school. Going to get this game.

bucanero05
bucanero05

29.99, at leats has a good price

SLAYERPSP
SLAYERPSP

i hate ea boycott them for what they did to football burn ea burn

LordOfMidnight
LordOfMidnight

College baseball? I think this is a bit of a reach.

JRock1009
JRock1009

I think that this game is going to be the start of something big for EA. I mean who would have thought that NCAA football would be so good. This game may bring more notoriety to college baseball.

Sandman100
Sandman100

It is Fun. But I'm sure that NCAA MVP 2006 will be pretty successful for EA, and their try to get it exclusive liceanses to continue making the game. And it will get better every year. I

NeoJedi
NeoJedi

Baseball?? No thank you.

Viquist
Viquist

I think it's funny that EA is getting the "Blitz" treatment in baseball... by which I mean Midway's Blitz series that has had NFL in the title all these years can no longer use NFL teams and players because EA got the exclusive right... Well HA! HA! HA! EA - How does it feel, I hope your game sells pourly and you'll start paying attention to real innovation in games (Much More Often than what you do now)

Phil120
Phil120

if gamespot says its good i might get it