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All-Star Baseball 2003 ships

  Acclaim Entertainment announced today that they have shipped All-Star Baseball 2003 to retailers. The game is available on all three next-generation consoles and features all 30 Major League teams, official stadiums, new player models, and an expansion mode that lets players create an expansion team and choose its city, logo, and stadium. Also, similar to the EA trend with cards you can obtain throughout the game, Acclaim has implemented a system that allows players to trade cards that provide access to cheat codes. 

  "All-Star Baseball 2003 steps up to the plate and delivers the best baseball experience ever brought to next-generation gaming," said Evan Stein, Vice President of Brand. "With all-new features and leading-edge technology, All-Star Baseball 2003 builds upon our successful franchise and raises the bar on hardball excellence in the industry. With strong consumer demand, high-praise from the media and a targeted marketing campaign, All-Star Baseball 2003 is poised to be a grand slam home run at retail."

All-Star Baseball 2003 offers many exciting features, including: 

  • All 30 Major League teams, including logos' and uniforms;
  • More than 900 players;
  • Official stadiums, with active dugouts and bullpens, real time scoreboards and jumbotrons, with stadium features;
  • All-new player models, featuring 3-D Cyberscan technology, giving All-Star Baseball 2003 the most realistic representation for player faces ever seen in a video game;
  • Future throw technology allows players to make incredible super-smooth catches and throws like never before;
  • Innovative 3D batting interface and power/contact swing selection;
  • User control over check swings;
  • Never-before-seen broken bats;
  • Season awards like the MVP, Cy Young, Rookie Of The Year, and Gold Glove;
  • Incredible gameplay depth with 10 game modes, including Exhibition, Season, Career, Franchise, Expansion, All-Star Game(TM), Series, Manager, Home Run Derby(TM)and Batting Practice;
  • Franchise Mode allows users to play and build their favorite team for up to twenty consecutive seasons;
  • All-new Expansion Play allows baseball fanatics to choose a city, stadium and team logo, and add that team into the Major leagues for season play;
  • All-new Expansion draft, whereby users will draft from a pool of unprotected players and build a team of free agents and minor leaguers;
  • First time ever -- official in-game player trading cards, which enable users to collect, trade and unlock cheat codes throughout the game;
  • More than 50 stadiums to choose from, including 8 classic and 10 expansion stadiums;
  • Cooperstown Hall Of Fame team, featuring favorite sluggers from the past, such as Mike Schmidt, Reggie Jackson and Yogi Berra;
  • Seven authentic stadium camera angles for television broadcast views;
  • First time ever -- a 3-man broadcast booth with Bob Brenly (Manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks, the 2001 World Series Champions), Thom Brennaman and Steve Lyons. 

All-Star Baseball 2003 should be on sale by March 7.

2/28/2002 Matt Stensrud

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