Super deformed baseball stars come to the USA

By Spencer . August 3, 2007 . 12:21pm

ppjp.jpgAfter years of releasing Power Pro baseball games in Japan, Konami is teaming up with Take Two to bring a localized version of the Power Pro series to North America. Unlike the realistic Major League Baseball sims in North America, the Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyu series has a more arcade-y feel. Simpler controls and the bobblehead-like players are trademarks of the Power Pro baseball series.


Since Take Two holds the MLB license they are making changes in MLB Power Pros to better suit it for a North American audience. Changes like replacing the unknown players with MLB stars in the style of the Power Pro series and recreating MLB stadiums. While the faces may be different from the original game Take Two is keeping success mode, a journey to the World Series with RPG elements, in MLB Power Pros.


Look for it on the Playstation 2 and the Wii, if you want waggle control with your baseball, this fall.

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  • Very interesting. I’ve been curious about this game for some time, and I don’t like baseball. I did however enjoy RBI Baseball and Baseball Stars when I was a kid.

  • BatAttack

    I’m interested too. I find real baseball boring, but have watched several anime shows that make it seem interesting (Ookiku Furikabutte is very good) – I’ve always lamented that the japanese cutesy rpg basball games never get localised though.. until now! Yay, etc.

  • badfish

    All RIGHT! I’ve been waiting for this series to come out in the states. I never thought I see the day. I’ve been importing this game for awhile now. Its a really a fun type of game, and like earlier posts, it makes a rather slow game interesting-japanese style.

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