Graphics are the key focus. An enhanced graphics engine features an improved frame rate, motion blending between animations, and a 32-bit frame buffer. Animations are smoother, and better show off the emotions of the game. Lighting is more lifelike. The player model is improved, showing height, weight, and body type differentiation between players. Stadiums are better, utilizing vertex lighting. Overall visual presentation and flash are also priorities. The users are brought closer to the action and are otherwise presented with a more compelling overall visual experience.
SIGNIFICANTLY ENHANCED GRAPHICS, including double the texture depth and new lighting and motion blending technology, means much smoother player and camera movements
NEW TWO ON TWO SHOWDOWN™ MODE - pick a pitcher and a batter and square off with your friends in the ultimate head-to-head competition!
OTHER NEW GAME MODES including Home Run Derby™, Fantasy Draft, Create A Player, Player Editor, Stand Alone Playoffs, and Batting Practice
HUNDREDS OF NEW PLAYER, COACH, AND UMPIRE ANIMATIONS including celebrations and frustrations
NEW SUPER JUMP to snatch homers at the wall
EXTENSIVE AUDIO including hecklers, vendors, crowds, stadium announcers, batter walk-up music and improved announcer commentary
DETAILED TUNING MENU enables the ultimate in gameplay customizability, including injury frequency, pitch speed, runner and fielder speed and more!
TV-LIKE GAME PRESENTATION delivers the incredible excitement of Major League™ play
TRUPLAY™ AI TECHNOLOGY means batting, base running, fielding, pitching and managing that is true to real baseball
SIGNATURE PITCHER AND BATTER ANIMATIONS - stars pitch and bat just like their real-life counterparts!
AWESOME GAMEPLAY FEATURES including umpire arguments, player ejections, dropped third strikes and catcher snap throws
ON-FIELD COACHES AND MANAGERS - mound-visiting managers and animated base coaches spice up the action while adding to the strategy
EVEN MORE EXTENSIVE GAMEPLAY includes load custom roster capability, extra players, modify attributes of existing players and even the new cutter pitch!
CURT'S PITCH FOR ALS - proceeds from each game sold directly benefit Curt Schilling's charity for ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease)