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R.B.I. Baseball 14 hits June 24 on PS4 and Xbox One, online multiplayer coming in July

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R.B.I. Baseball 14, the modern revival of the classic baseball franchise, will be released June 24 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, developer Major League Baseball Advanced Media announced today.

It will cost $19.99 on those platforms — the same price as the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions, which were released April 9. At the time, MLB Advanced Media said it hoped to launch the new-generation versions in May. The game is also available on Android and iOS for $4.99.

R.B.I. 14 on PS4 and Xbox One will feature rosters that have been updated to include new players, such as two of the American League's rookie phenoms: New York Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka (screenshot above) and Chicago White Sox slugger José Abreu. A representative for MLB Advanced Media told Polygon that the company also intends to update the rosters "as needed during the season."

In addition, the spokesperson confirmed that MLB Advanced Media will release the aforementioned new rosters on PS3 and Xbox 360 within a larger patch, currently scheduled for mid-July to late July, that will bring two new elements to R.B.I. 14. The update will introduce an online head-to-head multiplayer mode to all console versions of the game, along with the Alumni Pack, which will add in 60 former MLB athletes "from the earliest days of the R.B.I. Baseball brand." (The original R.B.I. Baseball debuted in Japan on NES in 1986.) The Alumni Pack was released last week as a $1.99 in-app purchase for the mobile versions of R.B.I. 14.

For more on R.B.I. 14, check out our hands-on preview.

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