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Features include:

Home Run Derby presented by State Farm

  • New best of the best mode. Test your skills against the top 20 HR hitters.
  • Classic mode streamlined for faster gameplay

New Playoffs Mode

  • Jump right into a playoff scenario without having to play through a whole season.
  • Get all of the rewards of the World Series celebrations if you win.

Topps Trading Cards

  • Greatly simplify the user experience to unlock trading cards. Better players are harder to unlock.
  • Unlock them both by playing with, and against, the player.
  • Build trading card teams with no budget restrictions and take them online.
  • Review the trading cards in books anywhere in the game.

Reelmaker

  • Add SFX and graphic overlays to in-game replays to create your own highlight reel.
  • You can have the game digitize the reel and upload it to 2KSports.com to share with the world.
  • Rate reels and directors through our simple 2Krating system.

VIP Viewer

  • View all of your user stats in one place.
  • Your abilities are graphed out, displayed in chart form, and comparable against league averages.

Trophies

  • Implement the new Sony PS3 trophy system.
  • On 360, each time you unlock an achievement, you get a new trophy added to your display case.

Pitching

  • Pitching – Unique pitching controls with increased accessibility for pick-up-and-play users.
  • Improved pitching controls - Simplified controls to 2-step pitching – hold and gesture.
  • Catcher’s will call for pitches according to the hitter’s weaknesses.

Hitting

  • Influence hit – The users will be able to influence a fly ball or groundball with new controls.
  • New bunting controls – Improved bunting will make it easier to lay down a bunt.
  • Zone hitting – Users will be able to put the bat on the ball with our new zone hitting feature.
  • Hit distribution – Improved hit distribution for a wide variety of hits.

Fielding

  • Fielding – Upgraded fielding system with new ability to quick throw when in a rush.
  • Fielding AI – Improved fielding AI will highlight the player’s true ability.
  • Quick Throws – Quick throws will allow the user to throw on the run or start a double play quicker.
  • Hold the ball – Users will be able to cancel a throw and throw to a different direction on the fly.


Baserunning

  • Simplified controls for the user for stealing and baserunning.

Signature Style

  • More than 300 new signature animations, making MLB 2K9 the most realistic baseball sim to date.

Real-time Living World

  • Anything that happens in a baseball stadium happens in 2K9 in Real Time.
  • Players will move from the dugout to the batter’s box and from the bullpen to the mound.
  • Players warm up by throwing around the horn, bat swinging practice, etc.
  • Umpire, ball boys, coaches – All on-field personnel will be moving naturally to and from their positions.
  • Celebrations – Players will react properly to a regular end-game to walkoff home run, to no-hitter, and World Series celebration.
  • Vendors move in the crowd.
  • Fans react to home runs and foul balls.  

Soundtrack

  • Len - Steal My Sunshine
  • Ted Nugent - Motor City Madhouse
  • Judas Priest - You Got Another Thing Coming
  • Cheap Trick - Hello There
  • The Romantics - What I Like About You
  • Boys Like Girls - On Top of the World
  • Coheed & Cambria - Favor House Atlantic
  • Europe - The Final Countdown
  • Hey Monday - Should've Tried Harder
  • Lit - Lipstick and Bruises
  • SR-71 - Right Now
  • Loverboy - The Kid is Hot Tonight
  • Nortec Collective - Tengo La Voz
  • Chris Sernel - Take It or Leave It
  • Daniel Lenz - Groovin' Now
  • Dirty Secrets - White Lies
  • Royal Temple - Block Party





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