Humongous Inc., announced today that its best selling sports title, Backyard Baseball 2009 is available for the first time on Nintendo DS. The latest iteration in the decade old Backyard Sports franchise, Backyard Baseball 2009 for Nintendo DS combines real baseball strategies with wild power ups and arcade action to entertain and excite baseball's next generation of fans.
Known for starring professional baseball players as animated kids in the game, Backyard Baseball 2009 has expanded its roster to include at least one player from every MLB team including top stars such as Ichiro, A-Rod, Jeter, Pujols, Griffey, and cover athlete David "Big Papi" Ortiz. The game also capitalizes on Nintendo DS capabilities by offering wireless multi-player and touch screen controls to let players hit, field, pitch, and run-all with strokes and taps of the stylus.
Backyard Baseball 2009 offers single pick-up games or season play (with all the stats), a Home Run Derby mini-game, and varying levels of difficulty to make it appropriate for kids of different ages and skills. In addition, the game's kid-friendly, non-violent format and high level of diversity makes it especially popular with parents.
The only kids' video game to hold Major League Baseball (MLB) and Major League Player's Association (MLBPA) licenses, Backyard Baseball 2009 for DS is Rated "E" (everyone) by the ESRB and available for an SRP of $29.99. Backyard Baseball 2009 will be available in May for Wii, PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system and Windows PC at retailers nationwide.
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