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Konami releasing three mobile games

by on Mar.31, 2013 @ 12:16 am, under Video Games
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Konami announced on Thursday that they were releasing three kinds of mobile baseball games this year:

Powerful Pro Yakyu Touch 2013

Available at: App Store / Google Play
Release: App Store release in early April / Google Play March 28
Cost: Free-to-play
Official Site

Pro Yakyu Dream Nine Superstars

Available at: App Store
Release: March 28
Cost: Free-to-play
Official Site

Pro Yakyu Spirits Connect

Available at: App Store / Google Play
Release: App Store and Google Play this spring
Cost: Free-to-play
Official Site

Source: official announcement

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Konami releases Powerful Pro Yakyu 2013 World Baseball Classic

by on Mar.13, 2013 @ 9:01 pm, under Video Games
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Konami issued a press release today and announced that started selling Powerful Pro Yakyu 2013 World Baseball Classic through the App Store (iPhone4 or better, iOS5 and up) and Google Play (Android OS 2.3.8 and up) in Japan on Tuesday.  The game will also be released in North America, Korea, and Taiwan (in that order).

App Bank has posted a video of the game on Youtube.

Source: official announcement

Randy Bass to appear in an Owners League TV commercial

by on Sep.08, 2011 @ 5:14 pm, under Baseball Cards, Video Games
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Randy Bass will be appearing in an Owners League TV commercial that will be shown in the Kanto and Kansai regions, beginning on 9/10 (two spots, one 15 seconds long and the other 30 seconds long).  Bass, and 5 other foreign players that made their mark in the NPB, will be included in the 3rd set of Owners League cards, set to hit store shelves on 9/16.

Randy Bass' card: front and back

Shots from the commercial: 4Gamer.net and Oricon Style

Konami’s Pro Yakyu Spirits 2010

by on Mar.18, 2010 @ 1:57 pm, under Video Games

Yusei Kikuchi will be in the latest installment of Pro Yakyu Spirits 2010 (PS3, PS2, PSP).  And it seems the Kikuchi in the game tops out at 155km/h and has a fastball that's rated a C.  Yu Darvish's player debuted with a fastball that was rated a D and topped out at 150km/h in 2005; and Masahiro Tanaka topped out with an E rated 150km/h fastball in 2007.

A few images from their photo gallery:

Japanese Baseball Video Games List 2010

by on Feb.15, 2010 @ 1:50 am, under Video Games

This list likely isn't complete.  But I thought it might help as a general starting point.  I'll also try and revisit this again at some point.

Online

Dream Baseball (ドリームベースボール)

Perfect 9 (パーフェクトナイン)

Pro Yakyu Legend Nine (プロ野球列伝『レジェンドナイン』)

Pro Yakyu Team Tsukuro Online 2 (プロ野球チームをつくろう!ONLINE 2)

Consoles (Sorted from newest to oldest)

Pro Yakyu Spirits 2010 (プロ野球スピリッツ)

Release: 4/1/2010
Developer: Konami
Platform: PS3, PS2, and PSP
Official site
Amazon JP PS3, PS2, PSP

Kodawari Simulation Pro Yakyu DS 2010 (こだわり采配シミュレーション お茶の間プロ野球DS 2010年度版)

Release: 4/1/2010
Developer: Now Productions
Platform: Nintendo DS
Official site
Amazon JP

Netto Powerful Koshien (熱闘パワフル甲子園)

Release: 3/18/2010
Developer: Konami
Platform: Nintendo DS
Official site
Amazon JP

Power Pro Success Legends (パワプロサクセス・レジェンズ)

Release: 2/25/2010
Developer: Konami
Platform: PSP
Official site
Amazon JP

Pro Yakyu Famista DS 2010 (プロ野球 ファミスタDS2010)

Release: 3/25/2010
Developer: Bandai Namco
Platform: Nintendo DS
Official site
Amazon JP

Power Pro Pocket 12 (パワプロクンポケット12)

Release: 12/3/2009
Developer: Konami
Platform: Nintendo DS
Official site

Amazon JP

Power Pro Yakyu Portable 4 (実況パワフルプロ野球ポータブル4)

Release: 9/17/2009
Developer: Konami
Platform: PSP
Official site

Amazon JP

High School Baseball DS (高校野球道DS)

Release: 7/23/2009
Developer: Spike / NIHON CREATE
Platform: Nintendo DS
Official site

Amazon JP

Power Pro Yakyu Touch (パワフルプロ野球 Touch)

Release: 7/21/2009
Developer: Konami
Platform: iPhone, iPod touch
Official site

Batting Revolution (バッティングレボリューション)

Release: 7/16/2009
Developer: Alpha unit
Platform: Wii
Official site

Amazon JP

Pro Yakyu Team Tsukuro! 2 (プロ野球チームをつくろう! 2)

Release: 5/21/2009
Developer: Sega
Platform: Nintendo DS
Official site

Amazon

Power Pro MLB 2009 (実況パワフルメジャーリーグ2009)

Release: 4/29/2009
Developer: Konami
Platform: Wii, PS2
Official site
Amazon JP Wii, PS2

Power Pro Yakyu 2009 (実況パワフルプロ野球2009)

Release: 3/19/2009
Developer: Konami
Platform: PS2
Official site
Amazon JP

Power Pro Yakyu NEXT (実況パワフルプロ野球NEXT)

Release: 3/19/2009
Developer: Konami
Platform: Wii
Official site

Amazon JP

Sunday x Magazine Netto! Dream Nine (サンデー×マガジン 熱闘! ドリームナイン)

Release: 2/26/2009
Developer: Konami
Platform: Nintendo DS
Official site
Amazon JP

PC / Windows

High School Baseball Simulator 3 (高校野球シミュレーション3)

Developer: CapyWorld
Windows 98/2000/XP
Site

High School Baseball 2 EX (高校野球道2EX)

Developer: NIHON CREATE.
Windows 98/Me/2000/XP
Official site

High School Baseball Girl's (高校野球道Girl's)

Developer: NIHON CREATE.
Windows 98/Me/2000/XP
Official site

Apache Baseball (アパッチ野球道)

Developer: NIHON CREATE.
Windows 98/Me/2000/XP
Official site