Out of the Park Developments has sweetened the deal for those pre-ordering version 12 of its Out of the Park Baseball management sim, which was announced on Wednesday. Anyone who pre-orders the game through Monday will be entered in a drawing to win a fourth generation 32GB iPod touch. As previously promised, everyone who pre-orders the game by then will also receive it two days before its official ship date.
The contest was introduced to help draw attention to the upcoming iOS version of the game, called iOOTP, which will ship around the same time OOTP 12 does this spring.
OOTP 12’s pre-order cycle also lets players save US$10 off the normal $39.99 price for the game. The $29.99 price point will stay in effect until the day before the game ships.
OOTP lets players run a major league baseball team from top to bottom, setting lineups and pitching rotations, determining defensive and offensive strategies, and making dozens of game-time decisions, such as when to steal a base or employ a hit-and-run. Between games, players define scouting budgets, make trades, handle the amateur draft, scour the waiver wire, sign free agents, negotiate contract extensions, demote underperforming players to the minors and call up hot prospects, and more.
OOTP 12 ships with complete team rosters, from the majors to the minors, along with the ability to step back in time and replay seasons from 1871 through 2010. New features in this version include a revamped financial system, official support for online leagues, AI improvements, and more.