Thursday, May 05, 2011

Andre Ethier To Face Off Against Invader Zim

I know Take-Two Interactive more for its Grand Theft Auto series and Red Dead Redemption. But it seems they're diversifying, with an upcoming game that pits MLB players like Andre Ethier up against Nickelodeon cartoons like Invader Zim, in "Nicktoons MLB", releasing this summer:

NEW YORK, May 03, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The epic showdown that fans of America's favorite pastime have been clamoring for is on! 2K Play, Nickelodeon and Major League Baseball(R) Properties today announced Nicktoons MLB for the Xbox 360(R) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft featuring support for Kinect(TM) for Xbox 360(R), Wii(TM) system, and Nintendo DS(TM). For the first time, an all-star roster from Nickelodeon's Nicktoons series will take on players from all 30 MLB teams, delivering not only an unforgettable baseball gaming experience, but also the first to fully take advantage of Kinect for Xbox 360.

Nicktoons MLB will feature a dugout full of Nicktoons characters, including SpongeBob SquarePants, ZIM, Dudley Puppy, Fanboy, Chum Chum, and Ren and Stimpy, along with players from all 30 MLB teams, including Matt Holliday (St. Louis Cardinals), Andre Ethier (Los Angeles Dodgers), Miguel Cabrera (Detroit Tigers), Jason Heyward (Atlanta Braves), Cliff Lee (Philadelphia Phillies), and Robinson Cano (New York Yankees). Custom created digital ballparks will add new meaning to "home field advantage" and range from the famed Fenway Park to the frigid Frosty Freeze Field.

"The Nicktoons are an animated bunch and it's no secret they have been petitioning our office to facilitate this unprecedented match up," said Steve Lux, Vice President of business development for 2K Play. "Whether an extraterrestrial from Planet Irk, superheroes who wear underwear on the outside of their costumes, or a secret agent dog, time will tell if these heavy hitters have the grit to play in the big leagues."

Nice to see baseball finally coming to the Kinect, as well.

11 comments:

Steve Sax said...

how can the Angels be up 11-0 on the BoSox (in the seventh) and there be NO ANGELS BADGES earned?

QuadSevens said...

You had me at Ren and Stimpy.

Josh S. said...

See, you didn't get the Bourjos one either!

SCREW BADGES!
VIVA LOS SLURPEE COINS!

Steve Sax said...

@Josh S: Box score has no Bourjos SB listed

I don't want to sound like an societal elitist, but there's no "bourjos--see?"

Steve Sax said...

for that matter, Bourjos' defense has been good today, so there's not Bourjos-E, either

Josh S. said...

@Sax: Huh. It's checked off on my screen, but you're right.

Found this for you. You can hand them out as business cards.

rbnlaw said...

Stimpy, you blithering eeeeediiiiot!

Steve Sax said...

Mike Aviles (KC, single) becomes badge #62

Jason said...

I didn't get the Jed Lowrie double or the Mike Aviles single either. It looks like MLB figured out the tabbed browsing trick and "fixed" it. I only get badges on the active tab now.

Steve Sax said...

@Josh S 1:38p: Awesome. I don't need 95 of them (46 would suffice for my needs)

Steve Sax said...

Asdrubal Cabrera (CLE, SB) joins Sax's badge case, as badge #63. He's the fourth Cabrera in the case (Melky, Miguel, and Orlando are also in there). Cabreras all around!