March is setting up to be a busy month for 2K Sports
, as the publisher is releasing two titles in the span of two weeks. Major League Baseball 2K11
slides into retail on March 8th
and Top Spin 4
is being served up for a March 15th
launch. We're looking forward to covering both games for review here at Gaming Nexus, but you don't have to wait that long to give these games a try.
Demos for both MLB 2K11
and Top Spin 4
are available right now for the Xbox 360 (via the Xbox LIVE Marketplace) and for the PlayStation 3 (via the PlayStation Store). The MLB 2K11
demo is a three-inning game between last year's World Series teams in the Texas Rangers and the San Francisco Giants, and it takes place at the Giants' home stadium. The Top Spin 4
demo is a tie-break game of up to seven points and takes place either at the U.S. Open or the French Open, so players will get to test their skills on two completely different playing surfaces.
Each demo is less than 1GB in size, which is a departure from recent trends and means less of a wait and less storage space required to try these games out. Give 'em a whirl and see what you think!
2K Sports Announces Demos for Major League Baseball® 2K11 and Top Spin 4 Now Available
Practice for the $1 Million Perfect Game Challenge with Major League Baseball 2K11; Be the first to experience the most authentic tennis game to date with Top Spin 4
New York, NY – March 1, 2011 – 2K Sports today announced that free demos of Major League Baseball® 2K11 and Top Spin 4 are now available for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft through Xbox LIVE®and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system through the PlayStation®Network.
Major League Baseball 2K11
The Major League Baseball 2K11 demo arrives a week prior to the game’s launch on March 8, 2011, allowing extra practice for the $1 Million Perfect Game Challenge*. Download the demo for a sneak peek of the completely revamped fielding system; Total Control Pitching, that enables pitchers to paint the corners with pinpoint accuracy; and improved player models, which provide authenticity like never before. The Major League Baseball 2K11 demo will also offer players an opportunity to relive the exciting 2010 World Series® by playing a 3-inning game as either the San Francisco Giants or Texas Rangers at AT&T Park in San Francisco.
2K Sportswill once again award $1,000,000 to the first eligible person to pitch a verified perfect game in Major League Baseball 2K11, the next edition in the popular Major League Baseball 2K series developed by 2K Sports’ Visual Concepts studio. The race to perfection will commence on Major League Baseball’s Opening Day, April 1, 2011, giving gamers nearly a month to practice with the title before embarking on a quest that only 20 pitchers in baseball history have accomplished. For more information, please visit www.2ksports.com/perfectgame.
$1 Million Perfect Game ChallengeRules and Regulations
GAME MUST BE PLAYED ON XBOX 360 OR PS3™. OPEN TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES (D.C.), WHO ARE 13 OR OLDER (EXCLUDING RESIDENTS OF AZ, CT, MD, ND, & VT). VOID IN AZ, CT, MD, ND, VT AND WHERE PROHIBITED. BEGINS ON 4/1/11 AT 12:00:01 PM ET AND ENDS AT 11:59:59 PM ET ON 9/28/11 OR UPON WINNER VERIFICATION, WHICHEVER OCCURS FIRST. CONTEST SUBJECT TO, AND ENTRANTS AGREE TO BE BOUND BY, THE OFFICIAL RULES LOCATED AT 2KSPORTS.COM/PERFECTGAME. GRAND PRIZE IS SUBJECT TO WINNER VERIFICATION. GRAND PRIZE WILL ONLY BE AWARDED IF AN ELIGIBLE ENTRANT THROWS A PERFECT GAME BY 9/28/11 IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE OFFICIAL RULES.
* This contest is not sponsored by Microsoft.
* Sony Computer Entertainment America takes no responsibility for this offer.
Major League Baseball 2K11 is rated E for Everyone by the ESRB and will be available on March 8, 2011 in North America on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 system, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, PSP® system, Wii™ system, Nintendo DS™, and PC-DVD.
Top Spin 4
The Top Spin 4 demo, which is available two weeks prior to the game’s March 15, 2011 launch, offers gamers an early opportunity to experience all of the intense action of professional tennis with a new, intuitive control system that is accessible and rewarding to gamers of all skill levels. Players will also get a glimpse of Top Spin 4’s breathtaking player models, each complete with their own Signature Style, and a new TV broadcast presentation that brings tennis to life with pre-match animation sequences, diverse crowd reactions and dynamic broadcast style camera angles.
The Top Spin 4 demo, will also allow gamers to recreate some of tennis’ most exhilarating moments with the top pros, including Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Ana Ivanovic and Serena Williams at such world-renowned tournaments as the US Open or the French Open in a tie-break match to seven points.
Developed by 2K Czech,Top Spin 4 redefines the way you experience the game of tennis. Innovative controls make for pick-up-and-play accessibility, which will also be deep and satisfying for tennis experts who want to plan their attack, target their opponent's weaknesses and become an unstoppable force on the court. The most feature-rich title of the Top Spin franchise, Top Spin 4, puts you front and center of the professional tennis experience with the deepest player roster to date complete with 2K's Signature Style, an enhanced Player Creator with new Coaching and Development systems, an incredibly immersive Career mode, all-new visually stunning TV Broadcast presentation elements, and a fully online World Tour Mode. For more information, please visit www.2ksports.com/games/topspin4 and follow 2K Sports on Twitter at @2KSports.
Top Spin 4 is rated E for Everyone by the ESRB and will be available in North America on March 15, 2011 on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 system and Wii.
2K Sports is a division of 2K, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO).