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R.B.I. Baseball 20 Features and Screenshots Revealed, Release Date Set For March 16


R.B.I. Baseball 20

R.B.I. Baseball 20 Features and Screenshots Revealed, Release Date Set For March 16

The official Nintendo website has revealed some of the features coming to R.B.I. Baseball 20, including some new screenshots. R.B.I. Baseball 20 is going to be released for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch for $29.99, as well as iOS and Android devices for $6.99. According to the website, the game is scheduled to release on March 16.

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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

Christian Yelich of the Milwaukee Brewers was named the cover athlete for R.B.I. Baseball 20, back in November. One of the ascendant talents across baseball’s crop of young stars, Yelich announced his arrival in 2018 with an MVP season that saw him slug 36 home runs and drive in 100 runs, while leading the National League (NL) in batting average (.326), slugging percentage (.598), OPS (1.000) and total bases (343).  He followed that up in 2019 by leading all of baseball in slugging percentage (.671) and OPS (1.100), while topping the NL in batting average for the second consecutive season (.329) as well as on base percentage (.429).

Yelich is a two-time All-Star and a two-time recipient of the Hank Aaron Award given to the top hitter in each league as voted on by a panel of Hall of Famers and fans. Along with his 2018 NL Most Valuable Player Award, Yelich was voted the 2018 NL Outstanding Player in the Players Choice Awards by his peers around the League. He also is the owner of three Silver Slugger Awards annually given to the best hitters at their positions as determined by managers and coaches throughout MLB.

In one of his more interesting “firsts,” Yelich was the first and only player to hit for the cycle twice in one year against the same team (2018/v. Cincinnati Reds).

Check out some of the new R.B.I. Baseball 20 screenshots below.

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.


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  1. Glad to see they are updating the pitching controls. The old RBI style was fun for nostalgia at first, but it’s really dated. I’ll definitely check it out for iOS. Hopefully they fix the pitcher stamina which seems to always be an issue.
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    I am thinking about purchasing this year. Few questions:
    How often do rosters update and how well done are the rosters?
    Can I personally Create a player and can I edit rosters myself?
    I still am playing the last Show on the Playstation Vita but thinking I need to move over. Let me know. Thanks.
    Broadcast camera angle for pitching and the ability to choose pitch types are big additions for this game. Looking forward to this game after really enjoying 19.
    RBI needs to avoid a head to head comparison with The Show because they can't win.  The legends thing sounds interesting, as long as it's utilized properly, not some pointless "play now" mode. A long time ago Hardball 5 offered a legends league that was good maybe a retro seasons mode. After all aren't they the "official" MLB game?
    I’m hoping that this game will let us edit the players like adding accessories and uniforms..
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    This is what I hoping for before I buy. Can I edit the rosters myself and Create players?
    WHY?! Why have a gameplay trailer that has ZERO gameplay.*

    Because it's not a gameplay trailer.
    It's a video from last November to announce who would be on the cover.
    RBI 19 saved me when I was on afternoons last year. It reminded me of Tony Larussa baseball for the sega genesis. Not the best graphics but very good playability. I will buy this next installment for the price you just can’t beat it. Maybe they will add a play by play team down the road but I really enjoyed my time with it last year
    the fact this game is only coming out 1 day before The Show this year is bad (at least for PS4 sells). I want to say it come out over 3 weeks before the show last year, was a good cheap hold over game.
    the fact this game is only coming out 1 day before The Show this year is bad (at least for PS4 sells). I want to say it come out over 3 weeks before the show last year, was a good cheap hold over game.

    Yeah, there was a buffer last year. The Show's release date moved up this year, eliminating that gap.
    I'm still looking forward to RBI 20, especially since I'll be playing exclusively on the Switch.

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