Nicktoons meeting MLB on Kinect

2K's Nickelodeon / Major League Baseball crossover title for Xbox 360, Wii, and DS due out this summer; High Voltage Software crafting console entries, Black Lantern working on portable version.

This summer, Nickelodeon character Spongebob Squarepants and Major League Baseball slugger Matt Holliday will meet…on the baseball diamond.

Who plays baseball near a pineapple under the sea?

2K Games today announced Nicktoons MLB, a new game due out this summer for the Wii, DS, and Xbox 360's Kinect motion-sensing system. The baseball title will sport a roster of Nicktoons that includes the aforesaid sponge, Zim, Dudley Puppy, Fanboy, Ren and Stimpy, and Chum Chum.

The game also boasts a human roster that includes Matt Holliday, Robinson Cano, Andre Ethier, Miguel Cabrera, Jason Heyward, Cliff Lee, and others from all 30 MLB teams.

2K did not announce if the game will be a traditional baseball simulator but did note that the title will include "custom created digital ballparks" that range from Boston Red Sox home field Fenway Park to the "frigid Frosty Freeze Field."

2K said it plans to support the upcoming games with social media and promotional events at MLB ballparks throughout the country. The Kinect and Wii versions of Nicktoons MLB are currently in development at Conduit 2 shop High Voltage Software, with the DS version being handled by Black Lantern Studios.

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Discussion

25 comments
monson21502
monson21502

awesome. hope they make it good... havent played a good fun baseball game since the dreamcast

XboxGuy1537
XboxGuy1537

2K has been making great Sports games recently like Top Spin 4 and NBA 2K11. As for this, no.

tmacman
tmacman

@stncldrwg That S#!% got Mike Vick arrested!

DrKill09
DrKill09

A bland, uninspired character on a bland, uninspired series. The 2K series are garbage compared to Sony And EA's titles.

stncldrwg
stncldrwg

This is the worst idea I've heard yet, since that dog football game with Jerry Rice.

Megavideogamer
Megavideogamer

I would expect this game on the Nintendo Wii but on MS Kinect?

Hunterjuggz
Hunterjuggz

Sad to see another "kiddie" title of a genre that could have been a new beginning for its kind. (baseball) Will more than likely end up getting it for the young fella and waiting for a rendition of Red Steel or a cricket title. C'mon Microsoft, flex some muscle!!!

cjohnson007
cjohnson007

And my Kinect continues to gather dust.

OrianaDorta
OrianaDorta

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finchused18
finchused18

It isn't as ugly as I'd expect, though I doubt it will play all that well. I'm just going to pretend I didn't see this... unless they had Rocko, Ren and Stimpy, Icus (Ah! Real Monsters), Dag and Norm, etc. in it. Then while still a longshot, at least they'd be appealing to my nostalgia.

Linkari
Linkari

I thought the Kinect was supposed to a revolution in gaming, so why are they releasing games you'd find on the Wii? This game sounds like Mario Superstar Baseball only with Nickelodeon characters.

packers91
packers91

FOOLS! I AM ZIIIIIIIIIM!!!!!!!

buying1999
buying1999

Ummmm not too excite about this one.

bizuit
bizuit

This sounds terrible

shadowysea07
shadowysea07

um april fools was you know last month in april. also its the 3rd so even if it was april your 2 days late >.>

xXFr34k_0uTXx
xXFr34k_0uTXx

Doug Funny's up to bat, and he... and he... it's out of here!

Ratchet_Fan8
Ratchet_Fan8

remember Nickeleodean at its Golden age in late 90's? Klasky Csupo you were the KING!!!1

Flint247
Flint247

Rolling on the floor laughing.

pokecharm
pokecharm

are those the only Nick characters to be in the game? I would think Squidward would be a decent player, I mean, he has so many limbs...but yeah, this is another kiddie title for the Kinect...they can make medical use of the Kinect, but this is the best they can do otherwise? It looks cute, but still...

StJimmy15
StJimmy15

Yep, this is just what Kinect needs... More kiddy titles. Because making a regular MLB title for the Kinect is just stupid right? ......right?