NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mar. 6, 2012– 2K Play, Nickelodeon, the Major League Baseball Players Association and Major League Baseball Properties® today announced that Nicktoons MLB 3D is now in stores. The first baseball game designed exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system, Nicktoons MLB 3D combines the talent and tenacity of baseball’s best players with the spunk and sponginess of Nickelodeon’s Nicktoons characters, adding a new dimension of fun and depth to the baseball gaming genre.
Players can step up to the plate with an outrageous roster of Nicktoons characters, including sophomore sluggers SpongeBob SquarePants, ZIM, Ren Hoek, Patrick Star, GAZ, and Aang, as well as rookie players Jimmy Neutron and Hiro Mightypaw, who are new to the Nicktoons MLB franchise. They’ll take on – or play side-by-side with – 175 top players from all 30 MLB® clubs including Jacoby Ellsbury (Boston Red Sox), Albert Pujols (Los Angeles Angels), Miguel Cabrera (Detroit Tigers), Jose Reyes (Miami Marlins), Chris Carpenter (St. Louis Cardinals), and Mark Teixeira (New York Yankees).
In addition to updated rosters and logos from last season’s Nintendo DS™ version – including the Miami Marlins’ colorful new uniform – Nicktoons MLB 3D features 15 ballparks like the all-new Ook Park of Monkey Quest fame and Chase Field™, the site of the 2011 All-Star Game. New gameplay modes allow players to create a custom All-Star match-up in Showdown; use the augmented reality (AR) feature to enhance their cutter in Frosty Freeze Toss; blast line drives at oncoming boulders in Rock ‘N Roll and more. Nicktoons MLB 3D also supports wireless two-player action for the ultimate in head to head competition.*
Since Nicktoons MLB debuted last season for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft featuring support for Kinect™ for Xbox 360®, Wii™ system, and Nintendo DS™, the title has been well-received by fans and media alike. In addition to being deemed “a blast” by ESPN.com and “hilariously inventive” by Boys’ Life, Nicktoons MLB was selected as one of the best video games of 2011 by Parents Magazine, making it a grand slam for gamers of all ages.
Nicktoons MLB 3D is the first baseball game for the Nintendo 3DS™ and is available at retail for the suggested price of $29.99. The game was developed by Black Lantern Studios and is rated E for everyone by the ESRB. * Two Nintendo 3DS systems and two copies of the game are required for this mode.