Blue Jays' Kevin Pillar On R.B.I. Baseball 17 Cover

Toronto outfielder to be featured on cover in Canada

NEW YORK, Feb. 8, 2017 /CNW/ -- MLBAM, the NY-based media and technology developer, this spring will debut R.B.I. Baseball 17 – its latest edition of the iconic baseball video game franchise – with Kevin Pillar of the Toronto Blue Jays featured on its cover in Canada.

Pillar, the Blue Jays' 2016 Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association Heart and Hustle Award winner, commented: "Seeing my face on the cover of a game I played when I was a kid is really amazing, it's surreal."

R.B.I. Baseball has long been synonymous with fast, fun pick-up-and-play gameplay, while delivering one of the most authentic Major League Baseball experiences available with 30 authentic ballparks, advanced stat tracking, season game sims, roster updates throughout the year and more.

2017 HIGHLIGHTS

  • Accessible, Fast-paced, Fun: Play a full nine-inning game in less than 20 minutes with easy-to-use two button controls.
  • Awesome Game Modes: Season, Postseason, Exhibition and Local Multiplayer, including season saving and simulation capabilities.
  • Authentic MLB Experience: Play with all 30 MLB teams, 30 detailed ballparks and over 1,000 MLB players with detailed attributes.
  • Your Team, Your Way:  Modify lineups with complete MLB rosters or play classic R.B.I. Baseball rosters. Stay current with downloadable roster updates throughout the 2017 season.
  • Stats: Track season stats by team, player and league leaders across multiple seasons.

R.B.I. Baseball 17 is officially licensed by MLB and MLBPA. It will be available this spring for iPhone, iPad, supported Android smartphones and tablets, the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One.

In Canada, the game will be available for C$24.99 on consoles and C$6.99 on smartphones and tablets. Additional details and launch dates for each platform will be announced at a later date.

For more information, please visit rbigame.com and follow @RBIGame.

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SOURCE MLBAM

For further information: Matthew Gould, 212-485-8959, cell 908-892-3143, matthew.gould@mlb.com

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