Record Your Catcalls And Heckling For MLB 09: The Show
MLB 08: The Show could very well be the best sports title of the year, so we have super high expectations for the 2009 installment. We expect more realism, authenticity and depth, but we didn't expect what ESPN is calling "Trash Talk 2.0."
ESPN has unveiled a great first look at MLB 09: The Show, and they've announced that if you have a Rock Band microphone or wireless headset, you can input your own catcalls into the game! See, once they're implemented, the voice will actually sound like it's coming from the stands, so it'll be "more like a crowd chanting 'over-rated' and not just a single person yelling." This is the feature that's grabbing all the headlines, of course, but you gotta check out all the rest of it at the link above. They break down the update into separate sections; read up on the likes of Authenticity, Road to the Show 3.0, Franchise 2.0, Online, Custom Music/Replays, Hot Shot Fielding, and some vital stats that further outline the game's commitment to detail. From the looks of it, this game could very well be the deepest and most rewarding sports experience of the new generation, and it's great to see baseball games starting to stand out in the crowd. 2K Sports' MLB 2K series and EA's Triple Play franchise have provided fans with decent titles in the past, but nothing like this.
Stay tuned for more on MLB 09: The Show, which is scheduled to slide onto store shelves on March 3...just in time for spring training.
Related Game(s): MLB 09: The Show
12/19/2008 Ben Dutka