Houston Astros third baseman, Alex Bregman, has been named the cover athlete for R.B.I. Baseball 19. At 24 years old, Bregman, who becomes the first Astros player featured on a Major League Baseball licensed video game cover in 17 years, has already seen a lifetime of successes around the game of baseball, including high school state champion and collegiate All-American, second overall pick in the 2015 MLB Draft, top prospect, World Baseball Classic gold medalist, World Series champion, American League All-Star and Midsummer Classic Most Valuable Player.
R.B.I. Baseball 19 will feature hundreds of new animations, updated player models, official MLB uniforms for every team, additional gear and equipment options, improved ball physics and amplified ballpark environments. Each feature and functionality added to the game improves the fan experience, bringing them closer to the game of baseball in new ways, while remaining true to the franchise’s core identity principles loved by millions –easy-to-use controls for fast-paced and fun gameplay.
Check out some more features below.
- Your Franchise with Total Flexibility: Develop and manage your MLB squad across multiple seasons by adding at the trade deadline, signing free agents, calling up prospects and even taking advantage of newly added two-way players.
- Fashion Sense: Every official 2019 uniform for all 30 teams and more gear & equipment options than ever before.
- Authentic MLB Players: Updated player models including over 350 redesigned likenesses, hundreds of new animations, more realistic player movements and reactions to deliver a whole new level of authenticity.
- Revamped Physics: Reengineered ball physics bring realism to every pitch, hit, and play.
- Legends & Legend Teams: Play as 165+ all-time greats. All-new Legends Teams available for play on Exhibition Mode and Friendly Online matches.
- Stunning Environments: Amplified lighting, textures, cinematic sequences and 3-D crowd system in all 30 ballparks.
- Home Run Derby, Your Way: Pick any MLB player or MLB Legend, compete in any MLB ballpark and customize a bracket for the ultimate Derby showdown.
- Online Multiplayer: Play ranked and friendly exhibition games with friends and the rest of the world.
- Bigger and Better Soundtrack: A new soundtrack with music from popular artists including OneRepublic, CHVRCHES, Greta Van Fleet, and many more!
- Weekly Stats & Roster Updates: Stay up-to-date with weekly roster updates throughout the regular season with performance-based statistical tuning.
In a special pre-order offer, the first 10,000 GameStop customers will receive a free collectible Limited Edition R.B.I. Baseball 19 Copper Baseball Treasure Coin with Bregman featured. Available while supplies last.
Also, just in case you missed it last week, Lourdes Gurriel Jr. is the R.B.I. Baseball 19 Canadian cover athlete.