PING! EAâs MVP 06 NCAA BASEBALL SHIPS TO STORES TODAY
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. â Wednesday, January 18, 2006 â Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS) announced today that MVPâ¢ 06 NCAAÂ® Baseball, the first-ever college baseball videogame, has shipped to retailers under the EA SPORTSâ¢ brand. Produced by EA Canada in Vancouver, B.C., MVP 06 NCAA Baseball is the latest offering from the makers of the critically acclaimed MVP Baseballâ¢ franchise and celebrates everything that makes NCAAÂ® baseball unique â aluminum bats, dugout clearing homeruns, relentless hustle and stadiums filled with passionate fans and school spirit.
From the same developers that have made the MVP franchise a hit, MVP 06 NCAA Baseball has an all-new Load and Fire Batting system that intuitively emulates stepping up to the plate. The game is the first EA SPORTS game to implement ESPN real-time features including an ESPN ticker and live ESPN Sportscenter radio updates. With 128 of the nationâs top teams, 19 authentic stadiums and a deep college-specific Dynasty Modeâ¢, users can now slug it out on the âRoad to OmahaÂ®â with baseballâs brightest young stars.
âPlaying to earn a National Championship for the University of Texas was one of the greatest moments of my life; Needless to say, Iâm still really nostalgic about it and this is a great way for me to re-live it again and again,â said David Maroul, 2005 College World Series MVP and MVP 06 NCAA Baseball Cover Athlete. âIâve been waiting for a game like this to come out for a long time. I just can't believe how realistic the game is.â
Complete with an engaging visual presentation and ESPNâs Mike Patrick and former Stanford All-American Kyle Peterson calling the action, MVP 06 NCAA Baseball also features an all-new Custom Ballpark feature, a rich Create-a-Player option and new online* features for the PlayStationÂ®2 computer entertainment system and Xbox LiveÂ®.
MVP 06 NCAA Baseball, which joins NCAAÂ® Football and NCAAÂ® March MadnessÂ® in the EA SPORTSâ¢ family of popular NCAA-licensed properties, is available on the PlayStationÂ®2 computer entertainment system and the XboxÂ® video game system from Microsoft. The game is rated "E" (Everyone) by the ESRB with a MSRP of $29.99.The official game website is http://www.mvp06ncaabaseball.com.