Super Mega Baseball 3 has been slightly delayed, and is now set to launch on May 13. When the game was initially announced earlier this year, an April launch window was planned, but due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic across the videogame industry, Metalhead Software opted to push it back a few weeks.
“We are announcing our official launch date – SMB3 will hit the Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Steam stores on May 13th!”, a representative for Metalhead said in an announcement on Reddit. “When we first announced the game, we were very confident in an April 2020 release – but unfortunately, industry-wide impacts of the COVID-19 crisis have led us to this revised release date.”
As well as release date, the developer revealed that it’s beginning to work on free post-launch updates. A tool to import custom teams and leagues from Super Mega Baseball 2 will be released “soon after launch”, and development is underway on a new online mode, to be revealed at a later date.
This news comes alongside a new gameplay video, focused on the improvements Super Mega Baseball 3 is making to on-field play. The seven-ish minute video offers a look at the new base stealing and pick-off mechanics, wild pitches and passed balls, situational player traits, and a wide range of tweaks to pitching, batting, base-running, and fielding systems.
Super Mega Baseball 2 is already one of the best baseball games you can play right now, building on the already excellent Super Mega Baseball to find a fine balance between arcade-style action and authentic simulation of the sport. Super Mega Baseball 3 looks like it’s going to take that to another level, and I can’t wait to see how it turns out. Luckily, the wait isn’t too much longer.