A new trailer for Super Mega Baseball 3 has been released, this time focusing on the on-field changes to the gameplay.
In the video, Richard from Metalhead Software goes over the game’s batting AI improvements along with changes to pitching mechanics, stealing, and the pickoff system.
With stealing, baserunners make their attempt immediately after pressing the steal button, requiring the timing to be even more precise. For picking off baserunners, all pitchers have to do is press the d-pad button that matches the base you want to throw to.
Passed balls and wild pitches have also been added, with a catcher’s fielding skill determining how often a pitch gets by. New betting features include situational player traits, more patient AI batters, a dynamic swing reticle, and more.
For pitching, the reticle will now be harder to control for both normal and power pitches. In addition, teams will no longer have the same amount of starters, relievers, and closers. Some teams may have a closing pitcher, while others may elect for an extra starter instead. Metalhead states this will add to the uniqueness of each team in the game.
Super Mega Baseball 3 launches May 13 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and Steam.
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