2K hitting for the Wii, but not with GTA

A while ago, a lot of websites were reporting that Nintendo was in talks with 2K to get their support of the Wii console. A lot of speculation began that maybe Nintendo was trying to get a version of the popular crime based game, 'Grand Theft Auto', onto the Wii.

Sadly, GTA will not be showing up on the Wii anytime soon, but 2K is putting some effort into the system, this time it will be in the form of a baseball game. The game will be called 'The BIGS', and it will be released during the summer of 2007 on the Xbox 360, PS2 and 3, PSP, and the Wii. So it isn't an exclusive for the Wii, but at least developers are jumping on board to support the console, instead of snubbing it for the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3.

Don't be surprised if they end up dropping production of the PS3 version of the game. This holiday season may decide that, it all depends on if 2K is confident in the console or not. If the PS3 version isn't dropped, it would not be a huge surprise if the PS2 one is.

Here is an article from the Game Press:

NEW YORK, NY - October 31, 2006 - 2K Sports, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: TTWO), announced today a unique, new sports title that adds more explosive excitement to baseball video games than ever before - The BIGS. This over-the-top baseball action title puts an entirely new spin on Major League Baseball as it blends outrageous visuals and intuitive gameplay mechanics to bring fans a brand new MLB video game experience.

“The BIGS is sure to turn a few heads as it pioneers a completely different way of playing an MLB video game,” stated Greg Thomas, President of Visual Concepts, a 2K Sports studio. “2K Sports is always looking to deliver the most innovative and eye-catching sports video games to fans and The BIGS is one of 2K Sports’ most dynamic titles to date.”

Developed by Blue Castle Games, The BIGS brings blazing graphics to huge proportions with larger-than-life MLB player models and ballparks. Featuring fantastic pitching, batting, and fielding animations, gamers can also take advantage of spectacular power-ups with outrageous special effects. As a standard for all major 2K Sports titles, The BIGS features online play for up to four players, making it a grand slam for online baseball battles.

At the helm of The BIGS is Dan Brady of Blue Castle. Dan is best known as the creator of and Technical Director on the EA Sports MVP Baseball series of games. Joining Dan at Blue Castle is a number of experienced baseball developers, including Jason Leigh - the Lead Designer of MVP baseball. “This is an extremely exciting time for fans of baseball videogames, as Blue Castle Games has assembled an absolute all-star lineup for this game,” stated Greg Thomas.

The BIGS will be available for the Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION®3 and PlayStation®2 computer entertainment systems, the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, and Nintendo’s Wii™ home video game console. The BIGS is slated for release in summer 2007.

For more information, log onto www.2ksports.com

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