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R.B.I. Baseball 20 Canada Cover Athlete, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. - Here's a New Trailer & Screenshots

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R.B.I. Baseball 20 Canada Cover Athlete, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. - Here's a New Trailer & Screenshots

Toronto Blue Jays third baseman, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has been announced as the cover athlete for Canada. Last year, the Canadien cover athlete for R.B.I. Baseball 19, featured teammate Lourdes Gurriel Jr.

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Vladimir Guerrero Jr. broke records last year in the home run derby, belting 91 total bombs. Although he didn’t win, it was fun to watch. He finished the year with 15 home runs, 69 R.B.I. (NICE) and a .272 batting average.

R.B.I. Baseball 20 is scheduled to be released on March 17 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch for $29.99, as well as iOS and Android devices for $6.99.

Christian Yelich of the Milwaukee Brewers was named the cover athlete for R.B.I. Baseball 20, back in November for all other regions.

R.B.I. Baseball 20 will feature an all-new controls system, brand new broadcast pitching camera view, player model improvements, improved authenticity and more. Check out some of the features below.

Legends. Start. Here. Unleash greatness with your MLB crew in R.B.I. Baseball 20. R.B.I. 20 redefines arcade baseball action with major advancements and improvements.

  • All-New Controls: Choose pitch types based on real pitcher data, power up to swing for the fences or play it safe for contact & streamlined base running controls
  • Pitcher’s Perspective: Brand new broadcast-inspired Pitching Camera gives you a new perspective when delivering pitches
  • Massive Player Model Improvements: Revamped hair & added more details including eye black, pine tar on helmets & dirt & grass stains after dives & slides
  • More Authenticity: Improved stealing & pickoffs, revamped MLB ballparks, tailored cutscene animations & camera angles, better crowd behaviors & improved ball collision
  • All Your Favorite Modes: Franchise, Exhibition & Home Run Derby
  • Play As The Greats: 165+ MLB Legends & Legend Teams
  • Weekly Updates: Up-to-date Rosters & Stats
  • Groovy soundtrack: Songs from 20 artists

The R.B.I. Baseball 20 soundtrack features 18 songs, which you can listen to in the embedded player below, or listen to the full playlist on Spotify.

Gamers that pre-order the game through GameStop, can get one exclusive Squeezy Mate, while supplies last. One item will be chosen at random among the following Squeezy Mate players: Ozzie Albies, Gary Sanchez, Vladimir Guerrero,Jr., Christian Yelitch, Fernando Tatis, Jr., Pete Alonso, and Walker Buehler.

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If you missed our R.B.I. Baseball 19 review from last year, you can read it here.

Overall, the game is still very basic. Nothing really stands out about it except for maybe the fact that you have 165 legends at your disposal. But even that isn’t enough to save this game from itself. This isn’t to say there is no fun to be had because, at its core, it can be a fun game. If the game continues to make jumps like it did this year, it could potentially be a very solid game of baseball in the near future. However, I just have my doubts it will ever get that support.

We’ve captured a bunch of R.B.I. Baseball 20 screenshots from the trailer below.

Also, if you’re feeling chipper, you can enter, for a chance to win a hat, signed by Vlad Jr. himself, by following @RBIGAME and RT’ing the message below. There is no purchase necessary, but you have to enter before 4:59 PM ET on Tuesday, March 10 for a chance to win.

Here are the official rules, good luck!

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  1. KennyJ1976
    Is it really necessary to have a screenshot for damn near every second of the video?

    It's not for everyone, but the readers are known to find "Little Things" here and there, in various game screenshots. Some are hard to see, or not even noticed, when watching the video.
    Blzer
    Nice trailer to have its cover athlete swing and miss twice during it.

    Lol, yeah that was a little strange. The game actually looks ok this year. Having the behind the pitcher view is huge.
    I'm gonna be reviewing this game for the site. I'm kinda excited to play it. But it's got a lot to prove.
    Blzer
    Nice trailer to have its cover athlete swing and miss twice during it.

    Well, it showing Vladdy getting a home run on a full count in tie game and in the final inning. Plus, there's a animation there where he drops his bat to adjust his gloves too. I do get what you're saying though, but there seems to be a bit of a reason why they may have done it that way
    Here's how I see it: RBI Baseball was never intended to replicate nor "compete" with the authenticity provided in MLB. It tried, unsuccessfully, to bridge the gap between the arcade feel of the widely successful game on older platforms while still adapting to the expectations of the newer gaming systems. When you try to please everyone, you fail, and RBI failed as the game play has been poor, at best. I think through the years they rinsed, recycled, and repeated with similar results. If the gameplay is well, playable, then this game will be a great buy at $30. If not, then I'll pass like I did the prior two years. I think a fair test is to compare '20 to prior RBI versions, not to MLB because I personally never thought that was the developers' goal in the first place.

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