Next week sees the launch of Super Mega Baseball 3's fourth update, and this one's a biggie.

The game is set to receive a brand new mode called Online Leagues, which will let you set up your very own league before inviting friends from other platforms to join in the fun. You can choose to play casually by opting for basic matchmaking within your league, or competitively by thinking up your own schedule and using the 'match-against-specific user' feature.

Online Leagues with default settings will allow usage of all Standard teams, full visual customisation, and user-controlled Ego settings. Here's a full rundown:

Features in Online Leagues:
- Use invite codes to set up private leagues to play cross-platform with friends.
- Play in short term or long term seasons, with statistics tracked throughout the
- Customize settings and rules, such as Ego (difficulty) level and game length.
- Play with SMB3 standard teams or fully customized user teams.
- Create large leagues - up to 32 players.
- Queue for games against any opponent in the league, or queue against a specific user.

The update also brings with it a new 'Watch' mode, offering up a way for players to simulate AI versus AI games by letting you control various cameras around the stadiums. These camera angles will apparently let you watch the action from different dynamic viewpoints, which sounds ideal for grabbing cool screenshots and videos for social media, if you ask us.

These updates will go live on 29th September. If you don't already own the game, feel free to read our full review to see if it might be for you.

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