NEW YORK – August 18, 2011 – What do you get when you put 23 animated Nickelodeon Nicktoons into a clubhouse and try to choose the starting lineup for "The Showdown," an all-star game featuring the Nicktoons against top players from all 30 MLB® clubs? You get out of town, if you're smart. Or, if you're 2K Play, you slip in your earplugs and put the decision to a fans-at-home vote. Concerns about hanging chads and butterfly ballots will be minimized by the creation of an online voting website, 2KPlayBall.com.
Adding to the action, fans will also vote for the MLB team from a roster of 66 greats consisting of players from both the National and American League like Justin Upton (Arizona Diamondbacks), Kevin Youkilis (Boston Red Sox), Curtis Granderson (New York Yankees), Andrew McCutchen (Pittsburgh Pirates), Felix Hernandez (Seattle Mariners) and Michael Young (Texas Rangers), resulting in what can only be called an "Uber Squad" of MLB stars.
But voting on The Showdown location may be the biggest factor in the final outcome. Will sub zero temperatures at Frosty Freeze Field stop heaters in their tracks? Will the short porch at Fenway Park play to the team with the most lefties in the lineup?
“The stands are going to be packed for this one,” said Perch Perkins, news anchorman for the Bikini Bottom News and lead commentator for the Nicktoons MLB Showdown. “I anticipate this game being a slugfest!”
The polls are open from now through September 7, and viewers can tune in to watch this epic event on September 13,when The Showdown will air at www.2KPlayBall.com .
To vote for the rosters of Nicktoons and MLB players as well as The Showdown venue, visit www.2KPlayBall.com.
For a sneak peek of some upcoming showdown action in September, please visit: http://bhimpact.gamespress.com/product_page.asp?i=1175
About Nicktoons MLB
Nicktoons MLB will be available in stores on September 13th for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft featuring support for Kinect™, Wii™ system from Nintendo, and Nintendo DS™. It is the first baseball game to fully take advantage of Kinect for Xbox 360, delivering an unforgettable experience that is fun for the whole family. The game is in development with High Voltage Software for consoles and Black Lantern Studios for Nintendo DS and is rated E for everyone by the ESRB.
For more information on Nicktoons MLB and to download new screenshots showing the Nicktoons roster in action in the various stadium locations, please visit: http://bhimpact.gamespress.com/product_page.asp?i=1175. Make sure to stay tuned for upcoming news on the game by visiting 2K Play on Facebook (facebook.com/2kplayball) and Twitter (twitter.com/2KPlay).
2K Play is a division of 2K, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO).
About Nickelodeon Consumer Products
Nickelodeon Consumer Products manages the world's number-one TV-based licensing business, representing leading properties such as SpongeBob SquarePants and Dora the Explorer, and managing merchandising for Nick Jr., Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, MTVN International, and Spike TV.
Nickelodeon, now in its 32nd year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books, and feature films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in more than 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 16 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. ; Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B).
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