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The Road to Omaha Starts Now

Electronic Arts announced today that MVP 06 NCAA Baseball, the first-ever college baseball videogame, has shipped to retailers under the EA Sports brand. Produced by EA Canada in Vancouver, B.C., MVP 06 NCAA Baseball is the latest offering from the makers of the critically acclaimed MVP Baseball franchise and celebrates everything that makes NCAA baseball unique – aluminum bats, dugout clearing homeruns, relentless hustle and stadiums filled with passionate fans and school spirit. MVP 06 NCAA Baseball is available on the PlayStation 2 and the Xbox for $29.99.

From the same developers that have made the MVP franchise a hit, MVP 06 NCAA Baseball has an all-new Load and Fire Batting system that intuitively emulates stepping up to the plate. The game is the first EA Sports game to implement ESPN real-time features including an ESPN ticker and live ESPN Sportscenter radio updates. With 128 of the nation’s top teams, 19 authentic stadiums and a deep college-specific Dynasty Mode, users can now slug it out on the “Road to Omaha� with baseball’s brightest young stars.

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“Playing to earn a National Championship for the University of Texas was one of the greatest moments of my life; Needless to say, I’m still really nostalgic about it and this is a great way for me to re-live it again and again,â€? said David Maroul, 2005 College World Series MVP and MVP 06 NCAA Baseball Cover Athlete. “I’ve been waiting for a game like this to come out for a long time. I just can’t believe how realistic the game is.â€?