|Yep. This is happening.|
The folks at 2K Play, Nickelodeon and MLB Properties have apparently finally seen the light, announcing the impending release of Nicktoons MLB for Xbox 360, Wii and DS later this year.
And these Nicktoons won't be alone, folks. This all-star roster of cartoon characters is set to tackle players from all 30 MLB teams. And for those gaming with a Kinect, Nicktoons MLB will have you covered there, as well.
Confirmed Nicktoon roster members include SpongeBob SquarePants, ZIM, Dudley Puppy, Fanboy, Chum Chum, Ren, Stimpy, and more. The game will also feature a collection of fields from both worlds, such as Fenway Park and the Frosty Freeze Field.
"Our Nicktoons stars are taking the field and plan to 'go yard' against the best players in Major League Baseball," said Shaan Kandawalla, VP of Digital Retail Games for Nickelodeon/MTVN Kids and Family Group. "Nicktoon MLB will introduce a whole new rivalry on the baseball diamond and mark the first time our popular animated characters and MLB's players will be featured in the same game."
Nicktoons MLB is slated for a "summer" release date. With any luck, maybe we'll even see the iconic characters make the jump into other sports down the road. Anyone else hoping for a Nicktoons/UFC crossover?