The latest issue of Weekly Famitsu reveals Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2018, the latest entry in Konami’s chibi baseball series, for PlayStation 4 and PS Vita. It will launch in Japan in spring 2018.
Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2018 will include “Pawafuru Festival,” a mode that has been included with past entries where players battle through a tournament against Success characters of successive generations. The setting is an extravagant passenger boat called the “Queen of Festival.”
While in previous entries, it was always set so that the player team always took the field first without a designated hitter, in Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2018 that is instead decided with a roulette. Additionally, the conditions for befriending characters from opposing teams are also decided by roulette.
Miwa-chan, who appeared in previous entries’ “Success Mode,” will also be playable.
The PlayStation 4 version of Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2018 will feature PlayStation VR support. While further details are unknown, it will be playable at the “Powerful Pro Championship National Finals Tournament” at the Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan on January 6, 2018.
Development is currently 70 percent complete.
(Pictured: Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2016.)