Scott Drader, co-founder of Metalhead Software, announced on the PlayStation Blog that their new game, Super Mega Baseball, would be coming soon to the PS3 and PS4. Naturally the one question on everybody’s minds was “What about the Vita?” And surprisingly, Mr. Drader had an answer. “It’s in the works.”

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Super Mega Baseball is an unlicensed baseball sim, so there are no real teams or players. This is actually seems to be a good thing (in my opinion) as it adds a little more humor and fun into a sports game. The game provides classic baseball gameplay but also allows you to completely customize your players, your team, your everything. It is very reminiscent of SNK’s Baseball Stars on the NES. And just like that Nintendo classic of old, you will also be able to load your team up with female players.

Drader says that the game will be fast and fluid, and that all of the cut-scenes and animations can be skipped. This should allow the player to finish a nine inning game in around 20 minutes.

There’s no word yet on a launch date for Super Mega Baseball on the Vita (or even an official confirmation) but the game is expected to be released on the PS3 and PS4 this fall.

In the meantime, check out the official trailer.

  • gamezalv

    I would buy this for my vita first and then support the devs by purchasing the ps3 or ps4 version (if not cross buy) if it turns out to be amazing. This is my way of saying thanks to developers when they decide to bring over their games to the vita.

    • aGhostDream

      It’s cross-buy!

  • Lester Paredes

    This, I would play. I don’t know anything about real baseball, so games like MLB The Show fly over my head, because it seems to be that real life statistics play too much of a role. But completely made up teams? with player created ball handlers? (that’s what they’re called, right?) Yes, I’d play this.

  • aros

    I would buy for Vita. Not interested at all in the console versions.

  • Jeff Masser

    Baseball Stars?!!!!

    Count me in, if it is really like Baseball Stars… the greatest baseball game of all time!

    • vongruetz .

      Baseball Stars was probably the only baseball game I’ve ever enjoyed. One of the reasons I liked it was because you could create and customize every player on your team. That’s what makes this game look so interesting. If it was just another realistic sports sim, like The Show, I couldn’t care less.

      • Jeff Masser

        Yeah, it was soooo ahead of it’s time and so fun to play… there really has not been anything even close to it since, besides the couple other games on the NES (the sequel and another game, think it was called “legends o the diamond)….

  • aGhostDream

    I had the opportunity to casually test SMB this summer with the Metalhead Software gang and I had a blast. My face hurt afterwards. It’s really great for couch co-op and I’m getting the whole family onto it this Christmas holidays. I have no in-depth knowledge of baseball, but it was easy enough for me to play (although I did have an easy setting on my character), but it’s complicated enough stats-wise that a baseball junky will have a blast customizing their line-up. The character customization and team building is awesome.

    It’s a cross-buy, too! They announced the PS3/PS4 release for December 16.

  • Shane Kweens

    Hurry up with the Vita version of this!