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Gaming's reigning cross-platform baseball franchise plays through the 2009 pro season in the streamlined Major League Baseball 2K9. The Wii edition of MLB 2K9 features an exclusive, motion-sensitive control system that simulates the real-life actions of pitching a ball and swinging a bat. Compared to the previous year's game, pitching and batting controls have been simplified to rely more on accuracy than on timing. Fielding and base-running controls are more accessible as well. 2K9 also aims to provide a realistic ballpark experience, for gamers on any platform. Leading off the line-up of aesthetic enhancements is a "living world" presentation that allows players to move seamlessly from the dugout to the batter's box, as umpires, coaches, players, and other personnel perform their own actions naturally in the background. The in-game Topps brand trading card system returns with updates as well. In the broadcast booth, the team of Gary Thorne calling the action and Steve Phillips providing color commentary is new to the series in 2K9. ~ T.J. Deci, All Game Guide