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Experience MLB 11’s New Pure Analog Hitting System

Ramone Russell's Avatar Posted by on Mar 04, 2011 // Sr. Community Specialist & Game Designer, San Diego Studio

MLB 11 The Show is proud to present our groundbreaking hitting controls with the ALL NEW Pure Analog Hitting System. One of our biggest goals this year for MLB 11 The Show was to give the fans a new way to play. Feel the rush of an incredibly realistic batting experience based on precise mechanics, anticipation, and pure instinct. As you can see in this video, the Pure Hitting controls let you stride, swing, and bunt using the Right Analog Stick. Have a look…

To use the new Pure Analog Hitting system, simply pull back on the R-stick to stride and push forward in the direction of the incoming pitch to drive through the ball. Be sure to time your stride just as the pitcher releases the ball, a poorly timed stride will result in a less powerful swing. Don’t try to hold your stride back just waiting for the pitch — you’ll lose power! Time it like a real swing and begin your stride as the pitcher’s getting ready to deliver.

With a little practice, you’ll be piling up the RBIs in no time! And don’t forget, there’s only a few days left to pre-order MLB 11 The Show on PlayStation 3 for a FREE 30 day trial of Premium MLB.TV.

Welcome to The Show!

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+ Butters360 on March 4th, 2011 at 11:05 am said:

It’s a shame that SCEA San Diego Studios doesn’t have the NFL license to it’s name. MLB11: The Show looks so amazingly detailed and real.


+ Mobius_124 on March 4th, 2011 at 11:06 am said:

No wonder why i couldnt bunt in the demo, i was doing it wrong! thanks for the video, that helped


+ impalor on March 4th, 2011 at 11:23 am said:

the demo is great…fantastic game…


+ M-Easy on March 4th, 2011 at 11:40 am said:

Dude, trophy list?


+ THE-D1RTY-77 on March 4th, 2011 at 11:40 am said:

wait, it has move support…i wanna see that in action


+ KazeEternal on March 4th, 2011 at 11:41 am said:

Why is this feature just showing up now?

Where is Move Support?

Paper or Plastic?


+ LUGIEZ on March 4th, 2011 at 11:45 am said:

indeed, so that’s how you bunt! And what’s up with the haters low rating on this blog post? I just don’t see the problem anywhere with the title.. just me maybe. but it’s improved everything since it’s inception a in 07. this is the realization of a great studio. nice job sony SD.

@5 move support for the home run derby.. it was on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last week..should be on youtube.. looks sick.

And go LOs Doyers!


+ GRIM__REAFER on March 4th, 2011 at 11:48 am said:

I feel like it’s just the same thing over and over with news about this game. Ya just like posting something for people to read huh?


+ F-minus on March 4th, 2011 at 11:58 am said:

Adding a 30 day trial for MLB.TV is a good idea, Lets you get a small taste of the service.

Random question:

Baseball players sometimes get a specific song that plays when they come up to bat. If you could have a song play anytime you would enter a room for the first time, what would it be?


+ megaFdeth on March 4th, 2011 at 12:10 pm said:

Sounds a lot easier than it is. I’ve been loyal to the show since ’08, and the new demo was pretty frustrating…


+ electronicpart on March 4th, 2011 at 12:35 pm said:

how about move support ?


+ XMbeaner on March 4th, 2011 at 2:16 pm said:

This is how we hit it . . . wait, what?


+ BigPoppaB on March 4th, 2011 at 2:43 pm said:

I know you’re reading this.

Can you comment on Move support?

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    + Ramone Russell on March 4th, 2011 at 3:34 pm said:

    Move support is in HR Derby


+ jbritt665 on March 4th, 2011 at 2:53 pm said:

@5,6,11,13 Move support can/will only be used in HR Derby mode ONLY, like #7 said. that was a feature announced in January.


+ elbos2k on March 6th, 2011 at 11:06 am said:

Sweet! Gonna try the demo!


+ nathan118 on March 6th, 2011 at 4:48 pm said:

Do you also have to adjust for balls in and away? So like push up and out for a pitch outside?

And Russell…if you guys have any free time coming up and I can come video tape you guys talking about math, that would be awesome. (Asked you a LOOONG time ago…not sure if you remember.) Would be so cool to show my algebra students a bunch of game designers talking about the equations and stuff they use in the game.



+ BigPoppaB on March 6th, 2011 at 5:38 pm said:

@Ramone Russell

I’m very disappointed in the lack of Move support for actual game. Games like MLB The Show were the reason I’d buy the device in the first place.

Won’t be picking up The Show this year

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