As part of the Nintendo Direct celebrations today, Japanese developer and publisher Konami has a special introductory offer for the virtual baseball title, WBSC eBaseball Power Pros.
Instead of paying a high price, you can grab this baseball-themed eShop title for just $0.99 USD or your regional equivalent:
Here's a bit more about it from the Switch eShop page:
Experience the virtual world of baseball available in WBSC eBASEBALL™: POWER PROS. The most played baseball game series in Japan is now featured in the World Baseball Softball Confederation’s eSport discipline.
Whether you like swinging for the fences or pitching in the strike zone, you know baseball is all about batting, pitching, and fielding. The virtual world of baseball is no different. With easy pick-up-and-play mechanics, WBSC eBASEBALL™: POWER PROS is fun for both novices and skilled gamers.
Create your own dream team with unique characters from the POWER PROS universe. Play against your friends in the offline Versus mode. Practice and compete against global players in the online Championship mode. Enjoy amazing animations with incredible double plays, diving catches, and even home-run robbing wall catches. Keep your eyes peeled for future exciting tournaments. The World Awaits!
Will you be giving this one a go? Comment below.
I'd rather spend it on micro-transactions.
Great news. I would love for the full game to be made available in the future 🤞
I'll give it a whirl
For 79p, I'll bite. Not much you can get for 79p these days, so a brand new game and a Konami one at that, is very much welcome! 👌
Can't turn it down at that price, Power Pros finally gets a western release, kind of!
I'm kinda interested in trying the series but I'm the type of person who'd rather just pay full price for the full experience off the bat so I probably won't bother with this but hopefully it's an indication that they may be planning a full scale release outside Japan in the future.
Not to look the borderline gift horse in the mouth, but is a single player mode present here? At this price I'm likely to get it soon anyway, but whether I'll immediately download it is a matter of whether I can play as-is at my own pace or have to rely on some folks far far away (or local friend hangouts).
Huh, that's actually really cool. Never been interested in baseball games (or baseball in general) myself but I feel like I gotta pick it up when it's at that price. Probably gonna use some Gold Points on it or something 🤔
Been getting into Baseball a bit over the years and I've read a lot about this series, getting this!
Except that baseball, along with golf are the most boring sports I've ever played. It's probly not even worth my dollar.
Does it have motion controls? Like in Wii baseball
I loved the DS version.. my mets conquered the world... hopefully it's not all micro transactions..
@BenAV "I'm the type of person who'd rather just pay full price for the full experience off the bat"
I see what you did there.
Don’t really understand how stripped down we are talking but at 79p I will check it out - always enjoy well designed baseball games!
Well I'll see what's there, but since I don't have Switch Online it might be pointless. I had the PS2 version of Power Pros and it's one of my all time favorite baseball games. I loved all of the hijinks off the field, but even the arcadey gameplay hit the right spot. It was the most fun I ever had in a sports game by myself.
I was always bummed the series didn't find its audience. That was the best shot I thought - it had the MLB license and everything.
Yeah, the low price scared me, I was wondering what was the catch, but for that price I bought it XD
It's super cute and fun baseball game, just a shame how basic the modes are (pretty much just free matches and build your team), especially when a look at the japanese versions show this serie usually have a huge amount of modes between minigames, challenges and story mode.
The massive price drop does sweet the deal though.
@nhSnork There is single player. Versus mode include the ability to play matches against the CPU. It's not a lot, but for this price it's a cute game to play a random baseball match without needing to find a friend or an online opponent.
I bought it once I saw the price. Its very basic but a lot of fun. If you like baseball or arcade sports games pick it up.
@RudeAnimat0r have you tried supermega baseball, it has lovely arcade goodness itself..
my last stint with this series wa the DS version, bit simpler but still a lot of fun
Today’s Konami putting out actual value in a value price title is astonishing! It runs in an unlocked 60FPS, tons of their mii-like disjointed characters on screen at once in the field shots, lots of unique animations. They got like 56 open slots, I think, for team edits. Tons of characters from the Japanese series with more they plan to release down the line (according to the official site). There’s even a fully voiced energetic Japanese announcer, you just have to turn up the volume on him as it’s muted by default. I kinda see why though. If they want to test the waters to see if the series can make a comeback in the west, they’ve made a good step in the right direction by at least lowering the cost of entry. Anyone try the Championship Mode yet? It was down last night but it’s up now.
@romanista Super Mega Baseball is also great. I only played the first. I had intended to check out the third one but for whatever reason forgot about it entirely.
I think the difference to me was I really liked all the lite RPG stuff in Power Pros. SMB, at least the first one, was kind of lacking in content. The gameplay was great, I loved the characters (although the animation was mediocre); it was a great starting point for future iteration.
I should look back and check it out again. It was a nice break after slamming my head against the wall the last time I played The Show.
Its a great baseball series for a while now. and I don't even like baseball games. 😉 usually they are japan only releases, so its cool they ported this. but too bad its not a full game?
Knew there was a catch.
I actually thought this may have been a start of Konami returning to releasing more standard games and bringing West some of its primarily Japanese franchises.
I just hope it has good motion controls for the batting.
I might give this a shot.
I thought this looked intriguing in the Direct and then I saw the price on the eShop and downloaded it instantly. It’s pretty darn good for that cheap! Don’t think the online is available yet however
Couldn't not grab it for such a price!
I always love this franchise during the Super Famicom/PlayStation/Wii days so I may try this new one and for $1 that's not a bad deal.
I used my Gold Coins for this. thanks Konami!
Fantastic baseball game. Easily worth a buck. So many customization options. I used my coins and got it free. It's a very fun game.
If it's like Wii sports baseball I'll definitely get it for that price
Only lists pro controller under supported controllers so I'm guessing it doesn't have motion controllers shame I loved Wii sports baseball
Got it with gold points cause it reminded me of nolan ryan baseball on snes.
Did not disappoint. It’s weird that you have to make all your teams, but whatever.
I checked out the game profile page on the eShop a few hours after the Nintendo Direct, saw the price, and did a double take. I thought for sure it had to be a pricing error, so I downloaded it immediately, because I love baseball and it looks like a fun, arcade-style game, so why not?
Happy to see it's no error, and a bargain at twice the price.
Hopefully a storing mode dlc gets added or full version released cause that's the best part of the series
I'd been wanting to try this series for years and when I saw it in the direct, I thought "I'll keep an eye on that." Come to find it for 99 cents on the eShop and I assumed it was a mistake! Of course I snapped it up right away. It's great for me as I don't know the first thing about how to play video game baseball, but it had a great tutorial and the difficulty can be as simple as just pressing the button at the right time to bat, and the CPU does the rest.
It is quite daunting once you dig deeper though, as there are TONS of different characters, all with their own specific builds, and as I know none of these characters at all building my team has been little more than balancing the base talents and how cute they look. It is admittedly basic in this regard as you have to practically build every team even to play against the computer. Knowing very little about baseball aside from being a passive watcher of a few games every year 99 cents was an easy price for quick dips into the side of baseball video games.
Well, ever since I first heard of this title I wanted it to come over to the West, so for 99 cents I can't really say no. And hopefully Konami will take notice and start cleaning up their act, console-game-wise.
I know it’s hopeless but I’m still waiting for a Famista translated or western version to come out on switch. Probably not gonna happen so I downloaded Pro Yakyuu Famista evolution even though I can only play a few modes due to the language barrier.
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