Posted on October 6, 2008,

Swing Away in MLB Stickball on XBLA This Wednesday

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Both the Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers have already been knocked out of the 2008 MLB playoffs, and the season is nearing its end. But gamers needn’t worry as there’s more MLB action to be had this year — albeit in a slightly different form than they’re probably used to. MLB Stickball releases this week for 800 Microsoft points ($10), and as the name implies, it isn’t exactly your traditional baseball game in downloadable form.

We don’t know a ton about the game, but it is 2K Sports’ first release on XBLA. You can buy and collect Topps MLB cards that will unlock their corresponding players for use in the game. Environmental objects like fire hydrants and windows can be hit when you swing, each having a different effect like being an instant out — which makes this sound closer to a Mario baseball title than MLB 2K8. You can listen to the Sports Anomaly guys talk about the game’s announcement right here or check out the game for yourself this Wednesday.

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