Super Mega Baseball 2 is launching on Nintendo Switch on July 25 as Super Mega Baseball 2: Ultimate Edition, developer Metalhead Software announced Thursday. The arcade-ish, unlicensed but very entertaining sports series has been a favorite of Polygon’s sports writers since the first game debuted in 2014.
Super Mega Baseball 2: Ultimate Edition, which bundles two more ballparks and five post-launch cosmetic packs, will also launch for PlayStation 4, Windows PC (via Steam), and Xbox One for the same price, $29.99. (The original game will see a price cut, as will its à la carte DLC.)
On the Switch, Super Mega Baseball 2 will support single Joy-Con controller play for head-to-head (on a shared screen) and cooperative multiplayer. The Switch version will run at 60 frames per second in both docked and handheld modes, and at 900p resolution in docked mode, 630p in handheld. Super Mega Baseball 2 on the Switch will also feature online multiplayer. Metalhead Software itself developed the port.
“We’ve thought for a long time that Super Mega Baseball 2 would be a fantastic fit for the Switch and our community has told us the same,” Scott Drader, Metalhead’s co-founder, said in a statement. “We’re hyped to finally reveal that Nintendo users will soon have their hands on it.”
When we reviewed Super Mega Baseball 2 at its launch last year, we found a solid sequel that improved on the 2014 original with a leaner design and more focused gameplay. A new injury and fitness system provides the ongoing management challenge for the game’s long-term season mode. Super Mega Baseball 2’s visuals are still stylish but a departure from the cartoony look of the original, which belied the smart and true-to-life baseball represented in the gameplay. In any event, it’s well worth recommending to baseball fans with a Switch.
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