16 Mar 2021 6:15 PM +00:00

MLB RBI Baseball 21 provides an exciting alternative

RBI Baseball 21 has officially launched on multiple platforms, and it looks to provide players with an affordable arcade-style alternative in baseball gaming.

The RBI Baseball series goes back decades, but RBI Baseball 21 looks like things are better than ever.

We've got all the info you need about RBI Baseball 21 including latest news, price, platforms, gameplay, and more.

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Latest News - PS4 release delayed, still not available

RBI Baseball 21 is available now, but there's been an issue with the launch of the title on PlayStation.

While gamers can purchase it now for Xbox, Nintendo Switch, and PC, the title has yet to be listed on the PlayStation Store.

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It's not clear when this will be resolved, but developers appear to be working as quickly as they can to get the title live and available for PS4 players.

READ MORE: MLB The Show 21 vs. RBI Baseball 21, Make Your Pick

RBI Baseball 21 Release Date

There was an official release date and RBI Baseball 21 launched on March 16, 2021 on all platforms.

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HOME RUN: RBI Baseball 21 is officially available now

This follows the same pattern that has normally be done for past years, as March has been the scheduled release window since RBI Baseball 15.

While it's got stiff competition from MLB The Show 21 this year as always, that isn't preventing them from launching and providing an alternative for baseball gamers.

Gameplay Trailer

The first gameplay trailer for MLB RBI Baseball 21 dropped on March 1st in anticipation of the game's release later that month.

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Cover Star

The last two years we've seen Alex Bregman of the Houston Astros and Christian Yelich of the Milwaukee Brewers grace the covers, but MLB RBI Baseball 21 has chosen a new superstar.

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Tim Anderson, the shortstop for the Chicago White Sox, was picked to take center stage on the cover of MLB RBI Baseball 21.

Anderson seemed excited to be selected, saying "playing RBI is another awesome way to bring more fun into baseball, which I'm all about."

Platforms

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While it will not be on PS5 and take things Next Gen for PlayStation users, MLB RBI Baseball 21 landed on most other platforms.

RBI Baseball 21 is available now on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

It is also supposed to be released on PS4 and mobile devices, but neither of those listing have gone live yet.

READ MORE: MLB The Show 21 heads to PS5 this April

Price

The good news for cash-strapped gamers is that MLB RBI Baseball 21 is more affordable than most sports games at launch.

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AFFORDABLE FUN: Hit the field without breaking the bank

You won't have to pay the usual standard of $60 or the new $70 benchmark becoming the baseline on Next Gen consoles.

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READ MORE: MLB The Show 21 Price, Pre Orders, Editions, Platforms & more

MLB RBI Baseball 21 is available for just $29.99.

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There weren't any major pre order bonuses for RBI Baseball 21, so you haven't missed out on anything in buying the title now that it's launched.

You can purchase the game digitally from the Microsoft Store, Nintendo eShop, and Steam, and a PlayStation Store listing should be available soon.

You can also pre order a physical copies from several outlets noted below:

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Features and Gameplay

One of the most exciting pieces of MLB RBI Baseball 21 is the ultimate customization available in their Create-a-Player Mode, which developers look to have put a major focus on.

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PLAY YOUR WAY: New features round out RBI Baseball 21

They've also added play-by-play commentary for the first time and individual Statcast data for pitchers to round out the gaming experience.

MLB RBI Baseball 21 strives to provide an easy to play experience that new players can take to very quickly, which is now something you can try for yourself.

READ MORE: MLB The Show 21 showcases gorgeous Next Gen graphics

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