April 12, 2011
Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.
KONAMI will release a lineup of professional baseball titles for the video game, social game, and smartphone market.
The titles will feature actual players from all twelve Nippon Professional Baseball teams, including up-and-coming first-year rookies. Play out your dream match before it even happens in the pennant race.
"PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL SPIRITS 2011," the newest title in the "PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL SPIRITS" series, is slated for release on Thursday, April 14th for PlayStation®3, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable), and Nintendo 3DS™. The game realistically portrays professional baseball stadiums and uniforms, as well as the movements and expressions of actual players.
"Professional Baseball Dream Nine," a title made just for the relentlessly growing social game market of recent years, is currently an open beta and will see an official launch later this month. This digital card game includes cards for managers, mascots, and past years in an active player's career?first-time achievements in social gaming.
"PAWAFURU PUROYAKYU TOUCH 2011," will release for smartphones in the middle of April, allows players to enjoy intuitive gameplay with touchscreen controls.
KONAMI will continue to deliver the excitement of baseball to an ever-expanding customer base through a wide range of creative baseball content.
|< Video Game >|
|"PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL SPIRITS 2011"|
|Special Features||Lets you view players from actual camera positions used in each stadium, making possible a realistic experience akin to watching a live game.|
|Release Date||Thursday, April 14th, 2011|
|Price||PS3®: 7,980 yen (tax included)
PSP®: 5,980 yen (tax included)
PSP®digital download: 5,500 yen (tax included)
Nintendo 3DS™: 5,800 yen (tax included)
|Platforms||PS3®,PSP®,Nintendo 3DS™ *3D only available for the Nintendo 3DS™version|
|Copyright||Nintendo 3DS is a trademark of Nintendo.
“PlayStation” and “PSP” are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
©NPB USING OFFICIAL RECORD OF PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL NBP BIS APPROVED BY THE PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL ORGANIZATION OF JAPAN. Approved by franchised baseball stadiums.
In-game stadium billboards are primarily based on data from the 2010 NPB pennant season.
*Screenshots are from products in development.
|< Social Game >|
|"Professional Baseball Dream Nine"|
|Special Features||Collect digital baseball cards, build your own original teams, and compete against other players for baseball glory in the online leaderboards. Includes cards for managers, mascots, and past years in an active player’s career?first-time achievements in social gaming.|
|Genre||Sports (Digital Card Game)|
|Release Date||Currently available as an open beta. Official release is slated for a later date this April.|
|Price||Free to play + pay for items basis. (Requires registering for a free GREE account.)|
|Access||GREE (Social Networking Service for Feature Phones)|
|Copyright||"GREE" is a social networking site operated by GREE, Inc.
cNPB USING OFFICIAL RECORD OF PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL NBP BIS APPROVED BY THE PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL ORGANIZATION OF JAPAN.
|< Smartphone Application >|
|"PAWAFURU PUROYAKYU TOUCH 2011"|
|Special Features||Enjoy matches and pennant races using familiar "Pawapuro" characters. Features a mode where you can fill out your team roster and create your own team names, logos and uniforms.|
|Release Date||In the middle of April, 2011|
|Price||800 yen (tax included)|
|Platforms||iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod touch (3rd and 4th generation)|
|Access||App Store (in iTunes).|
|Copyright||iPhone and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
©NPB USING OFFICIAL RECORD OF PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL NBP BIS APPROVED BY THE PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL ORGANIZATION OF JAPAN.