Fully-licensed Little League baseball title set for August release on the Wii and DS.
Today Activision announced Little League World Series 2008 for the Wii and DS. The game, developed exclusively for Nintendo systems, allows players to bat, pitch, and field with the Wii Remote. It features 16 different teams from the U.S. and across the world, as well as character customization and a World Series Mode. Activision hopes to appeal to families and fans of Little League baseball. The game is set for release on August 5, 2008.
Activision Steps to the Plate with 'Little League® World Series 2008' for Wii™ and Nintendo DS™
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Apr 23, 2008: Activision, Inc. announced today the upcoming release of Little League® World Series 2008 for Wii™ and Nintendo DS™. Players will have the ability to bat, pitch and field using intuitive controls developed exclusively for Nintendo's platforms. Little League World Series is the perfect game to play with your friends and family. The game hits shelves August 5, 2008.
"Little League baseball fans, players and families simply haven't had a videogame made just for them, so our goal is to fill this niche," said Dave Oxford, Activision Publishing. "Creating this game with the Little League organization has been a pleasure and we look forward to paying homage to the three million Little League players around the world today."
Little League World Series is the first officially licensed Little League video game to hit next-generation consoles. Bat, pitch and field your way from local sandlot slugger to Little League World Series Champion. Featuring eight U.S. and eight international teams, extraordinarily deep character customization, World Series Mode, and various skill based challenges, Little League World Series offers an exciting, authentic baseball experience. Motion-sensing controls on Wii make it accessible for Little League players and parents, while the DS version gives players the freedom to get on the diamond anywhere.
"Activision has captured the essence of what makes Little League so wonderful for players and spectators alike," Jud Rogers, Sr. Marketing Executive, Little League International. "We look forward to working with them in the upcoming months to help polish the game and bring it to Little Leaguers and fans."