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Activision’s Little League World Series Baseball 2009 Coming in June

Activision’s Little League World Series Baseball 2009 Coming in June


Activision Publishing Inc., has announced that Little League World Series Baseball 2009, the sequel to 2008’s critically-acclaimed hit baseball game, will be released this June for Wii™, Nintendo DS™, and later this fall, on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. The title is a natural progression for the franchise, offering Little Leaguers and their families more features and refined, accessible game play.

“We are very proud of the warm reception our first Little League baseball video game received last year,” David Oxford of Activision Publishing, said. “Little League World Series Baseball 2009 aims to broaden the franchise’s appeal even wider – we want the experienced gamers to get a sense of depth and to feel more challenged, while still making it easy for parents or grandparents to pick up and play.”

Little League World Series Baseball 2009 is the second officially-licensed Little League video game for next-generation consoles, and once again it is being developed by world-renowned Japanese studio NOW Production. Players will once again have the chance to become a Little League Baseball World Series champion, or play with up to three other friends in a variety of exhibition modes and skill challenges. New features include a full team editor, regional tournaments, all new stadiums, new skills challenges, an expanded set of collectible content and much more. The Wii™ and Nintendo DS™ versions improve the popular motion and stylus controls, respectively, for batting and pitching. Furthermore, Little League World Series Baseball 2009 is the first Little League title created for the Xbox 360®, and it will feature online leader board stat tracking.

“The response to last year's game was phenomenal, and Little League fans have been enthusiastic in giving us ideas for the 2009 version,” Jud Rogers, Little League Baseball and Softball’s Senior Marketing Executive, said. “Activision and NOW Production are the best partners imaginable, and we look forward to their development of the best family-friendly baseball video game of all time.”

For more information on Little League World Series Baseball 2009, visit: www.activision.com.