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Super Mega Baseball 3 Features Franchise Mode - Major Features, Trailer & Screenshots Revealed - Releases in April

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Super Mega Baseball 3

Super Mega Baseball 3 Features Franchise Mode - Major Features, Trailer & Screenshots Revealed - Releases in April

It’s creeping up to almost 2 years, since the last release, but today Metalhead Software has announced Super Mega Baseball 3. It will release this April, with cross-platform play on Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Steam for $44.99 USD.

The game will feature the deepest on-field simulation yet, comprehensive online and offline game modes, including a brand new Franchise mode, and vastly refined graphics.

In addition, Super Mega Baseball 3 offers a revamped user interface plus tons of new audio, team/character content, and stadiums with variable lighting conditions. All this with the same easy-to-learn gameplay that scales seamlessly from beginner to super mega levels of difficulty, as well as the continued ability to hit batters and knockout pitchers.

Check out the bat-breaking, player-taunting, home run action, in the announce trailer below.

“This is the most well-rounded experience we’ve put together yet with a lot of content and a good variety of modes that cover single player and online gameplay,” said Metalhead co-founder Scott Drader. “We’ve kept it simple – one purchase gets you the whole package and there are no in-game purchases.”

What’s more, there will be a Super Mega Baseball 3 free demo and trial version that allows users to play an unlimited number of games in the competitive online Pennant Race mode, promoting short matchmaking times and an active online userbase.

Major Features Include:

  • Challenge your hand-eye coordination or relax and hit dingers with fluid gameplay that scales seamlessly from novice to beyond-expert levels of difficulty.
  • Apply and refine your baseball instincts with a sophisticated baseball simulation featuring new pick-off and base stealing mechanics, wild pitches/passed balls, designated hitters, and situational player traits.
  • Take in the sights and sounds of 14 richly detailed ballparks, each featuring unique day, night and alternate lighting conditions.
  • Guide an evolving team to greatness over multiple seasons in the all new Franchise mode featuring player development, aging, retirement and signing/releasing of free agents.
  • Compete online to win pennants and climb to higher divisions in the cross-platform Pennant Race mode.
  • Create your ideal league with a comprehensive customization suite that includes season length/structure, team names/uniforms/logos, and player names/appearance/attributes.
  • Play or simulate any combination of games/teams in customized Seasons and Elimination brackets, solo or with friends.

If you missed our Super Mega Baseball 2 review, back in May of 2018, read it here. We’ve also posted 9 screenshots below, showing off some of the new ballparks.

After this second iteration of the Super Mega Baseball franchise, I truly think Metalhead Software has created a very solid foundation to a game the studio could put out on a yearly basis. But I also don’t mind the gap in release time as they tune the game to surpass its predecessor. Super Mega Baseball 2 is a fun and well balanced game of baseball that you can play against your buddies, with your parents, or with your kids and enjoy it time and time again. A near true sim shrouded in an arcade-like look and atmosphere, it’s welcoming to all levels of gamers and sports fans alike, and offers a great time for everyone.

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  1. Best sports sim that looks nothing like a sports sim. And they definitely have my attention with the franchise mode bulletpoint.
    Do not sleep on this game.
    Wow! What a surprise! Day 1 buy here as well. SMB2 was my favorite sports game since MVP 05.
    (fingers crossed for either the ability to carry over custom teams from SMB2 or a roster sharing tool)
    For sure! I wish they would try to get into some of the other sports. I just love their approach to sports gaming. I think it would carry over to other sports as well.
    Franchise Mode! Definite day 1. This will make the second release where I was planning on skipping The Show. Franchise mode will really increase the longevity of the game for me.
    misterkrabz2
    Cant wait. Imagine if metalhead made a football game....
    Imagine if 2K made a "non-sim" football game similar to this...
    Sent from my SM-N960U1 using Tapatalk
    I echo others as well.  SMB 1 and 2 were amazing and I played them more than 90% of other games I bought.  That coming from someone who isn't even a hardcore baseball fan.  
    BUT - I was also hoping they would try football or even other sports like boxing or even basketball.  They really know how to balance arcade and sim and deliver a great experience in a short time-span.  
    bbondsfan25
    The hit batter falling over face first had me laughing out loud.

    Same here. About 2 steps out of the box, 180 turn, and then flat on his face.
    If only it had MLB license, dont even care if they didnt have the MLB ballparks.
    not sure if its legal although not sure how it isnt, if they had a logo uploader like 2k does, recreate the MLB and share it!
    lighting and ball parks looks great
    The visuals are fantastic! I tend to play the sports games for their "realness", which this seems more campy than real, but it definitely has my attention. I don't know if I'd ever pull the trigger on buying it, but I would have been hard-pressed as a kid not to grab a game like this. Any chance they'll come out with a football version? 
    TrophyKing80
    The visuals are fantastic! I tend to play the sports games for their "realness", which this seems more campy than real, but it definitely has my attention. I don't know if I'd ever pull the trigger on buying it, but I would have been hard-pressed as a kid not to grab a game like this. Any chance they'll come out with a football version?*

    I recommend buying it. The gameplay is awesome. You can create your own logos and uniforms, so you can make the most realistic teams you want. Yeah the players are a little more campy, but the gameplay is on point.
    This game plays better than most and this looks awesome. Only wish they would add some commentary. Not so much play by play but some over the top comments to match the game would be interesting
    bbondsfan25
    The hit batter falling over face first had me laughing out loud.

    lol.....same here..
    wish the game had commentary though, even if it was similar to power Pros
    Finally, designated hitters are an option!
    Hopefully they don't just go by the MLB rule, and you can DH for anybody.
    Definitely a day-one purchase.
    oldmanonsilvercreek
    This game plays better than most and this looks awesome. Only wish they would add some commentary. Not so much play by play but some over the top comments to match the game would be interesting

    The problem with that is unless it is done right, it gets so old so fast. Mutant Football League was a prime example of this for me. I'd hear the same comments multiple times in 1 game. That said, if done right, it would rule.
    PaleVermilion
    The problem with that is unless it is done right, it gets so old so fast. Mutant Football League was a prime example of this for me. I'd hear the same comments multiple times in 1 game. That said, if done right, it would rule.
    I hope that they have the PA announcer announce the player names and not just the jersey number & position. That would be a nice upgrade over SMB2.
    Sent from my SM-N960U1 using Tapatalk
    Insta-buy.
    The Show really needs to take a lesson from these guys on how to implement online co-op into a baseball game. My buddy and I have a blast playing through seasons together in SMB2. Can’t wait for 3 with the addition of a true franchise mode and other goodies.
    RandyBass
    Any way to share created teams though?

    You can use created teams in an online co-op season in SMB2 which is pretty incredible, but there isn’t a roster vault or a way to upload teams to the general public. Maybe SMB3 will be more extensive in that regard.
    SMB2 is a fantastic experience from top to bottom so I’m hyped for 3.
    oldmanonsilvercreek
    This game plays better than most and this looks awesome. Only wish they would add some commentary. Not so much play by play but some over the top comments to match the game would be interesting

    LOL, imagine Bob Uecker in the booth for this game?
    Pure gold.
    Really looking forward to SMB3 and extremely excited for the Franchise Mode.
    Money99
    LOL, imagine Bob Uecker in the booth for this game?
    Pure gold.
    Really looking forward to SMB3 and extremely excited for the Franchise Mode.

    There is co-op in franchise mode, but I wonder if you can have two teams in franchise?
    I want to play a season with multiple people having teams (like Baseball Stars ::) ).
    .... I wonder what's up with the generic semi-realistic guy in the logo.
    lyleman222
    I have asked the question of the developer but no reply on uniform cross platform sharing

    There will not be sharing
    Check out the super mega baseball 3 Facebook group!
    elguapo79
    There is co-op in franchise mode, but I wonder if you can have two teams in franchise?
    I want to play a season with multiple people having teams (like Baseball Stars ::) ).
    .... I wonder what's up with the generic semi-realistic guy in the logo.

    They will be releasing some new videos soon!
    Check out the super mega base ball face book group for more info!
    elguapo79
    There is co-op in franchise mode, but I wonder if you can have two teams in franchise?
    I want to play a season with multiple people having teams (like Baseball Stars ::) ).
    .... I wonder what's up with the generic semi-realistic guy in the logo.

    Baseball Stars ruled!!
    That is all. ;)
    TSOLEliot
    Day 1 buy....wish they would expand into other sports. Fun game play with outstanding sim mechanics.

    Absolutely a day 1 buy. I agree with you on adding more sports to their collection of games. I’d love to see hockey, boxing, and football (in that order lol).
    Glad this is coming to Switch the same time as other consoles. Really enjoyed SMB2 and still playing it, actually. I just leave the rosters and uniforms as-is and create a few wacky teams of my own. I don't need MLB in this game to enjoy it.
    I am so looking forward to this, good fun and making up a team of my family and mates and going through the fun of seeing what happens.
    Will be getting it if I am home or as soon as I get back.

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