The Bigs 2 swinging this summer

Teaser trailer packed in with MLB 2K9 offers first glimpse at sequel to Blue Castle's arcade-style baseball game.

2K Sports releases its MLB-branded baseball game each year to varying degrees of critical success. In 2007, the publisher tweaked its game plan, launching the Blue Castle Games-developed arcade-style baseball game The Bigs a couple of months after its flagship MLB 2K7. Surprising to some, the former game was better received by critics, thanks to its clever game modes as well as its fast-and-loose approach to the US' national pastime.

Although The Bigs sat the '08 season out, it is already warming up for its return in 2009. As revealed by a teaser trailer included with the just-released MLB 2K9, 2K Sports has put in the call for The Bigs 2 to arrive this summer. No specific gameplay details or platforms were revealed as part of the trailer, though it did show a number of superhuman feats of baseball greatness, as performed by the likes of Roberto Clemente, Wade Boggs, and a number of other stars.

The trailer also did not reveal whether 2K Sports has returned to original Bigs developer Blue Castle Games for the sequel. Earlier this month, Capcom officially revealed the Vancouver-based studio as the developer behind its next survival horror zombie slayer, Dead Rising 2. 2K Sports had not returned requests for comment as of press time.

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14 comments
stewart24
stewart24

great game actually was just playing it the other day I cant wait to play the bigs 2

delusionalnye
delusionalnye

Can't wait. Love the original. Probably the most fun multiplayer baseball game I've ever played. Hope the sequel's great as well.

Ovirew
Ovirew

I just hope that if Blue Castle develops it, that it doesn't take away from the overall quality of Dead Rising 2's finished product. I don't even care if the game doesn't come out till 2011 - as long as it is a kick-ass sequel, I will be happy.

icytower
icytower

I never got around to the original, though I wanted to. Looking forward to this.

SweetMusic
SweetMusic

Awesome! More good stuff from 2K Sports.

VolcanoMan001
VolcanoMan001

Ahh yes, The Bigs was an awesome game. Hopefully they can put a little more variation in the ball park destructive home runs.

OICWUTUDIDTHAR
OICWUTUDIDTHAR

Sorry but, am I the only person who read that as "Big Rigs 2 releasing this summer"? I was about to run for my life.

Gamehead88
Gamehead88

Great game I beat season mode looking forward to this hopefully this time it will have online play.

Geneyuss5555
Geneyuss5555

I only played the Wii version and was extremely unimpressed...especially since I could never do the tutorial as no matter how hard I did the motion with the nunchuck (I just about screwed my arm up doin it, and I'm not at all a weakling) it kept saying I wasn't throwing hard enough. By the time I got a PS3 the roster was out of date as could be, so it did me no good to play it then. I'll probably give this one a rental since the Slugfest franchise is gone...even though I think "The Show" series is better than the "2K" games

JoshChambers
JoshChambers

The bigs was actually a really fun game. I'm looking forward to this.

halo1399
halo1399

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!