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eBaseball Professional Baseball Spirits 2021: Grand Slam Announced For Nintendo Switch

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eBaseball Professional Baseball Spirits 2021: Grand Slam

eBaseball Professional Baseball Spirits 2021: Grand Slam Announced For Nintendo Switch

Nintendo and Konami have announced eBaseball Professional Baseball Spirits 2021: Grand Slam, for the Nintendo Switch and provided a new trailer, screenshots and some details.

While there is an obvious language barrier in the game, since it is presented in Japanese, the series has been a hit at Operation Sports, thanks to spiritstranslation.com. The team was a great source for quick translation and guidance in Pro Yakyuu Spirits Baseball 19. Let’s hope they will support this game as well.

Either way, if you’re up for importing eBaseball Professional Baseball Spirits 2021: Grand Slam, the game is scheduled to release on the Nintendo Switch in the summer.

The official website and press release is in Japanese, but here are some of the details, roughly translated to English.

  • Will feature the latest professional baseball player rosters for the 2021 season
  • New players and transfer players will appear with realistic graphics, faithfully reproducing facial expressions, forms, and gestures
  • For the first time in the series, up to 4 players can play a wide range of battles and cooperative play, as well as new “Championship” and “Grand Prix” modes

New Championship Mode

  • Compete online against users all over the country in real time with a ranking system in place

Grand Prix Mode

  • Collect your favorite players as a scout, form a team, and win various tournaments as a manager. Challenge the tournament to receive special rewards, strengthen players and managers, and improve your team strength.

Other Modes

  • Fight through the “Pennant Race” season and aim for the best in Japan, while managing free agents and trades, with various grades and records.

Star player

  • Become a professional baseball player and play games, along with daily activities. Aim to become a star in the baseball world by proving your worth in the game and enriching your private life. Get married, purchase your own home and more.

Koshien Spirits

  • This is a player training mode, where you aim to win the Koshien Championship, as a high school baseball player. Players who have practiced, played an active part in the game, and become professionals, will be able to use it in other modes as well.

Below are some eBaseball Professional Baseball Spirits 2021: Grand Slam screenshots. If you missed our Pro Yakyuu Spirits Baseball 19 review, from August of 2019, you can read it here.

For me, I went with self-adjust hitting on hard difficulty, which allows the user to self-adjust the ball cursor when making contact with the ball. I love this style as it replicates zone-hitting options of other baseball games from the current and past. The game also allows the use of timed hitting, and a type of gravitational hitting in which, depending on the level the user chooses, the cursor will moderately to strongly gravitate towards the ball as it comes towards the plate. No matter what style you feel is right for you, the physics and reaction of the ball coming off the bat are exceptionally well done, and the higher the difficulty the more hit variety you will see throughout the game.

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  1. Perhaps importing it, looks good, just to sratch that baseball itch.
    Makes me wonder even more why SSD decided to not relaese MLB 21 on Switch. Played it on the Vita and really enjoyed it.
    I had tried Pro Yakyuu Spirits on the Vita and just couldn't get past the language barrier.  If they had an English version, I'd be all over it, but I am just too lazy to deal with the language issue.  Makes it even more sad MLB 21 didn't make it to the Switch.  It is astounding that, so many years after the Switch came out, the Vita still has a better library of sports games.
    I'll mostly likely import this game too. I'm kind of disappointed in the graphics though. It looks like it is closer to the Vita version than the PS3 version.
    ShaiLeGran
    Perhaps importing it, looks good, just to sratch that baseball itch.
    Makes me wonder even more why SSD decided to not relaese MLB 21 on Switch. Played it on the Vita and really enjoyed it.

    I don't blame SSD for not releasing on the Switch. Have you seen other AAA sports franchises that attempted to make a Switch version? (FIFA NBA 2K) It just haven't worked out. Now with the new consoles out, they would pretty much have to develop 3 different games.
    There are apps that will give you a running translation of what is on the screen if you keep a phone/tablet pointed at it. But a little trickier if playing on handheld.
    Mike Lowe
    This game not having multiple languages available built-in is an odd decision years ago, and just* plain ridiculous in 2021.

    Its a game made exclusively for Japan.

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