Nicktoons MLB News Post

Nickelodeon's Animated All-Stars Take On Baseball's Best as
2K Play's Nicktoons MLB Comes to Video Games This Summer

New York, NY - May 3, 2011 - The **** showdown that fans of America's favorite pastime have been clamoring for is on! 2K Play, Nickelodeon and Major League Baseball® Properties today announced Nicktoons MLB for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft featuring support for Kinect™ for Xbox 360®, Wii™ system, and Nintendo DS™. For the first time, an all-star roster from Nickelodeon's Nicktoons series will take on players from all 30 MLB teams, delivering not only an unforgettable baseball gaming experience, but also the first to fully take advantage of Kinect for Xbox 360.

Nicktoons MLB will feature a dugout full of Nicktoons characters, including SpongeBob SquarePants, ZIM, Dudley Puppy, Fanboy, Chum Chum, and Ren and Stimpy, along with players from all 30 MLB teams, including Matt Holliday (St. Louis Cardinals), Andre Ethier (Los Angeles Dodgers), Miguel Cabrera (Detroit Tigers), Jason Heyward (Atlanta Braves), Cliff Lee (Philadelphia Phillies), and Robinson Cano (New York Yankees). Custom created digital ballparks will add new meaning to "home field advantage" and range from the famed Fenway Park to the frigid Frosty Freeze Field.

"The Nicktoons are an animated bunch and it's no secret they have been petitioning our office to facilitate this unprecedented match up," said Steve Lux, Vice President for business development of 2K Play. "Whether an extraterrestrial from Planet Irk, superheroes who wear underwear on the outside of their costumes, or a secret agent dog, time will tell if these heavy hitters have the grit to play in the big leagues."

"Our Nicktoons stars are taking the field and plan to 'go yard' against the best players in Major League Baseball," said Shaan Kandawalla, Vice President of Digital Retail Games for Nickelodeon/MTVN Kids and Family Group. "Nicktoons MLB will introduce a whole new rivalry on the baseball diamond and mark the first time our popular animated characters and MLB's players will be featured in the same game."

The excitement leading up to the summer launch of Nicktoons MLB will be supported with social media and special events in Major League ballparks throughout the country. The games are not yet rated and are under development by High Voltage Software for consoles and Black Lantern Studios for Nintendo DS. Stay tuned for updates on this extraordinary showdown by visiting 2K Play on Facebook (facebook.com/2kplay) and Twitter (twitter.com/2KPlay).

2K Play is a division of 2K, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO).

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Member Comments
# 1 vln13 @ 05/03/11 06:35 PM
The player models in MLB 2k11 already looked like Nick characters, so not much change needed! And they don't even need dynamic player ratings!
# 2 Watson @ 05/03/11 06:41 PM
# 3 kumala @ 05/03/11 06:48 PM
can't even patch their real mlb game and they want to push this one out. Might turn out better than 2k11.
# 4 kennyacid @ 05/03/11 07:11 PM
wish it was for ps3 also
# 5 Gizmoduck @ 05/03/11 07:42 PM
I'll only support 2K with this decision only if the Waffle Stomper and/or Mickey Kaline make an appearance.
# 6 duke776 @ 05/03/11 09:29 PM
Sweet, I'm down. Can't wait to pitch with Spongebob
# 7 DubTrey1 @ 05/03/11 11:47 PM
My little boy will be all over this.... nice.
# 8 johnnyg713 @ 05/04/11 12:07 AM
If they are actually investing to release this game, then we better see a NHL 2k12 this year...
# 9 boomhauertjs @ 05/04/11 06:54 AM
I wonder if this game is replacing that MLB Bobbleheads game that 2k was supposed to release this year.
# 10 RedZoneD25 @ 05/04/11 07:00 AM
Ren and Stimpy?! YES.
# 11 jyoung @ 05/04/11 10:32 AM
Now this is my kind of baseball game!

Looking forward to seeing how this one turns out.

Outlandish, arcade sports games are too rare these days.
# 12 Cardot @ 05/04/11 10:45 AM
My 9 year old with enjoy this game more that most OS'ers will enjoy ANY game this year.
# 13 GrandMaster B @ 05/04/11 11:38 AM
Looks better than the real 2K game.
# 14 huntt26 @ 05/04/11 04:46 PM
Hope the Kinect support doesn't suck!
# 15 areobee401 @ 05/04/11 06:04 PM
Had me sold at Ren and Stimpy. Might pick up a copy to have around for when my little cousins are over for family gatherings.
# 16 Jowhh @ 05/04/11 10:07 PM
this looks so stupid...
# 17 Cyphre @ 05/04/11 10:55 PM
KAWABUNGA!!!!!! RADICAL DUDES!!!!!......Oops!!!!! wrong channel.....lol
# 18 HustlinOwl @ 05/04/11 10:58 PM
lol @ this selling more than MLB 2k, killing me with no PS3 and move support
# 19 El Rustito @ 05/07/11 01:57 PM
If there's one thing I've always wanted to do in a video game, it's drill half these dumb new Nickelodeon characters like Fanboy and Chum Chum with a four-seam fastball from guys like Rocko.

Well, not really, but yeah.
# 20 sydrogerdavid @ 05/31/11 10:40 PM
No Tommy Pickles?

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