Konami announced a surprise release during the latest Nintendo Direct broadcast on February 8, 2023: WBSC eBaseball Power Pros is available right now. The publisher surprise-launched the sports title on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 during the showcase for $0.99. You can get the game from the Nintendo eShop or via the PlayStation Store.
WBSC eBaseball Power Pros is part of Konami’s Powerful Pro or Power Pros franchise. It was first announced in July 2022 as part of a collaboration between Konami and the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC), an international governing body for baseball, softball, and Baseball5. It’s the first Power Pros baseball game to be localized into English since 2007, when Konami and 2K Games released Jikkyou Powerful Major League 2 as MLB Power Pros for the Nintendo Wii and PlayStation 2.
Given the length of time that’s gone by, Konami also released a “How to Play” introductory video for those looking to give WBSC eBaseball Power Pros a try.
Like other titles in the series, the game uses the trademark chibi characters for models. The mechanics have more of a focus on arcade-style play, rather than strict simulation, though there’s a lot of control afforded to both the batting and pitching gameplay. The game also has various levels of assist to help players hit the sweet spots. Fielding gameplay is also simulated. WBSC eBaseball Power Pros also supports offline and online versus play, with a Championship mode for ranking.
WBSC eBaseball Power Pros is available now on the Nintendo Switch and PS4.