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Adrian Gonzalez Announced as Cover Athlete for MLB 12 The Show

Eric Levine's Avatar + Posted by Eric Levine on Nov 09, 2011 // SCEA PR Manager

Today it’s my pleasure to announce that Boston Red Sox All-Star first baseman Adrian Gonzalez will be the cover athlete for MLB 12 The Show, which will hit store shelves on March 6, 2012 for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita, just in time for Spring Training. A candidate for this year’s America League Most Valuable Player (MVP) Award, Gonzalez is a four-time All-Star (2008-2011), three-time Rawlings Gold Glove winner (2008, 2009, 2011), and 2011 Silver Slugger Award winner. The Show has been and continues to be the market leading and highest ranked officially licensed baseball title of this console generation and the number-one rated sports video game over the past four years, so we’re psyched to have one the best all-around players in baseball representing MLB 12!

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The first overall pick by the Florida Marlins in the 2000 MLB Draft, Gonzalez has really come in his own, both on the field and at the plate. A little history on him…in 2010 while playing for the San Diego Padres, he was named team MVP for the third consecutive year and fourth time overall. Then after the blockbuster trade that sent him to the Boston Red Sox last offseason, he enjoyed one of his best professional seasons to date, which included his 1,000 career hit, fourth consecutive All-Star selection, third Gold Glove, first Silver Slugger Award, and a top five finish in batting average (.338) and RBI (117) in all of baseball—not too bad!

I also want to stress that MLB 12 The Show will be coming to PlayStation Vita and will utilize all of the core gameplay features found in the PS3 version. So, players will be able to take the same big league baseball experience on the road with them, anytime, anywhere. We’ll have more info to share soon, but trust me when I tell you that MLB 12 will have a ton of new features (PS3 & Vita) that we’ll be detailing over the course of the campaign so keep an eye on the PlayStation.Blog, TheShowNation, and our MLB The Show Facebook page for more info as we get closer to launch.

Welcome to The Show!

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+ GoateeSox on November 11th, 2011 at 5:49 am said:

Any chance there will be a ps3/vita game bundle? If the save can be carried over (transfarring), it would be great to see this for Sony exclusives. Much like the 3d blu-ray combo bundles that come with every version. It wouldn’t have to be hard copies of the games, just ps3 and vita digital copy would be just fine.

Please make this happen!


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+ HarveyX on November 11th, 2011 at 6:11 am said:

Wanted Cano on the cover ;/


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+ jzbaseball66 on November 11th, 2011 at 2:35 pm said:

Ok is it just me or is there a east coast bias with the covers of this game, because 5 of the 7 years this game has been out the cover player has been from a team on the east coast and three of them have been Red Sox. I’m a Tiger fan and having JV on the cover of 2k12 is pretty cool but I’m not even thinking about getting it because 2k is nothing compared to The Show but I think somthing needs to change about the covers of this game.


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+ HeatFan226 on November 11th, 2011 at 5:53 pm said:

cant wait to play in the new marlins ballpark next year in mlb 12

go fish!!!


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+ Boats_n_hoez89 on November 12th, 2011 at 7:42 pm said:

Adrian Gonzalez looks like Dante from Clerks. I guess they wanted to give the Red Sox fans something to look forward to besides getting drunk in the club house while their team chokes their season away.


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+ Matrix_Lion on November 14th, 2011 at 7:38 pm said:

No love for arguably the best player in the game Albert Pujols?


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+ rajendra82 on November 21st, 2011 at 7:44 pm said:

Man i love the red sox but i think David Ortiz should be the man on the cover


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+ sethkid13 on November 30th, 2011 at 5:23 am said:

cant wait for the new one.


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+ Mcmickeyd on December 2nd, 2011 at 9:51 pm said:

Is there going to be a limited edition extra kinda thing like the baseball controller for MLB 11?


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