At just 24 years old, Houston Astros 3B Alex Bregman has been a high school state champion and collegiate All-American, second overall pick in the 2015 MLB Draft, top prospect, World Baseball Classic gold medalist, World Series champion, American League All-Star and Midsummer Classic Most Valuable Player. Now, he becomes the first Astros player in 17 years to be featured on an officially licensed MLB video games.
This March, Alex Bregman takes the field as R.B.I. Baseball 19‘s cover athlete.
While Bregman will be the main man for the US & Global distribution of R.B.I. 19, Canadian gamers will have a different cover athlete, one more local. Toronto Blue Jays infielder Lourdes Gurriel Jr will be featured on every copy released in Canada. Coincidentally, Gurriel Jr. happens to have ties to Bregman and the Astros organization. Lourdes’ brother, Yuri Gurriel, is Bregman’s teammate.
Stars aside, R.B.I. 19 boasts a slew of new features and improvements from the last game. See the full list, below:
- Your Franchise with Total Flexibility: Develop and manage your MLB squad across multiple seasons by adding at the trade deadline, signing free agents, calling up prospects and even taking advantage of newly added two-way players.
- Fashion Sense: Every official 2019 uniform for all 30 teams and more gear & equipment options than ever before.
- Authentic MLB Players: Updated player models including over 350 redesigned likenesses, hundreds of new animations, more realistic player movements and reactions to deliver a whole new level of authenticity.
- Revamped Physics: Reengineered ball physics bring realism to every pitch, hit, and play.
- Legends & Legend Teams: Play as 165+ all-time greats. All-new Legends Teams available for play on Exhibition Mode and Friendly Online matches.
- Stunning Environments: Amplified lighting, textures, cinematic sequences and 3-D crowd system in all 30 ballparks.
- Home Run Derby, Your Way: Pick any MLB player or MLB Legend, compete in any MLB ballpark and customize a bracket for the ultimate Derby showdown.
- Online Multiplayer: Play ranked and friendly exhibition games with friends and the rest of the world.
- Bigger and Better Soundtrack: A new soundtrack with music from popular artists including OneRepublic, CHVRCHES, Greta Van Fleet, and many more!
- Weekly Stats & Roster Updates: Stay up-to-date with weekly roster updates throughout the regular season with performance-based statistical tuning.
R.B.I. Baseball 19 releases March 2019 on Xbox One, Playstation 4, and Nintendo Switch for $29.99. For versions on smartphones and tablets, it’ll sell for $6.99.