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2K Sports Reveals The Bigs Wii Features, Soundtrack

Take-Two subsidiary 2K Sports has revealed a breakdown of the Wii-exclusive features in its forthcoming 'over-the-top' Major League Baseball title The Bigs, as well as full track listing of its all-star rock soundtrack, including Jane's Addiction a
Take-Two subsidiary 2K Sports has revealed a breakdown of the Wii-exclusive features in its forthcoming 'over-the-top' Major League Baseball title The Bigs, as well as full track listing of its all-star rock soundtrack, including Jane's Addiction and Primus. The Bigs is the first fully-licensed baseball title for the Wii to include enhanced controls for every aspect of the game. Thus far, 2K Sports has said that batting, similarly to Nintendo's own baseball title in Wii Sports will utilize the Wii remote and Nunchuk to sense angle, timing, and pre-swing motion. Its pitching control will be determined by a combination of arm speed, wrist movement, and button selection. Fielding and throwing will be controlled by directional motion of the Wii remote and Nunchuk, and base running will be achieved by "drumming" motions of the controllers, with a point downward to slide into base. The soundtrack track list for the baseball title has also been announced, featuring a number of noteworthy 80s and 90s rock hits. The list will include: * Stone Temple Pilots - Plush * Screaming Trees - Nearly Lost You * Jane’s Addiction - Ocean Size * Killing Joke - Millennium * Rollins Band - Tearing * White Zombie - More Human than Human * Midnight Oil - Dreamworld * Fu Manchu - Hung out to Dry * Motorhead - Ace of Spades * The Stooges - Down On The Street * Primus - Jerry Was A Racecar Driver * Blue October - Somebody * Satellite Party - Insanity Rains * Highbench - Satisfied The Bigs is expected to be released this summer on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 2, PSP, anad Wii. Said Greg Thomas, president of 2K developer Visual Concepts, “We are very excited to bring our first 2K Sports title to the Wii. With The Bigs we really focused on ways to maximize the Wii’s very unique controls by applying them to all the significant actions in baseball. We’re always looking to deliver unique gaming experiences and the fun gameplay of The Bigs on the Wii demonstrates our commitment to innovation in sports video games.”

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