Hey everyone, this is Chris Cutliff from San Diego Studios. It’s my favorite time of year — MLB 13 The Show releases today for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita. The Show has rated as the best among sports videogame franchises for the past four years. With the numerous improvements we’ve made in MLB 13, we are confident this is the best MLB product we’ve ever shipped.
Hey baseball fans, Kirby St. John here to talk about the evolution of our popular Road To The Show mode in MLB 13 The Show. Our big emphases this year were to focus more on your player’s progress and achievements, and to better immerse you in the on-field action to give you the sense that you are actually on the field playing ball. Check out the video and then read on for more detailed information about the mode.
Howdy fellow gamers, Nick Livingston back again to introduce another new feature in MLB 13 The Show. Today, we’re going to talk about how MLB 13 The Show will bring you closer to Major League Baseball than ever before with our brand new mode, The Show Live.
The Show Live allows you to play any games from the 2013 MLB schedule with the most up-to-date rosters, lineups, and statistics, fed directly from MLB.com. Whether the game is starting in an hour, or was played a month ago, the presentation and commentary in The Show Live is dynamic to the landscape of the MLB on the date the game was scheduled. Relive a player’s 40th Home Run, clinch the pennant for a team that choked it away, or play along with the game you’re watching or listening to. The Show Live is a mode for the truest of MLB fans.
Franchise Mode has been a big part of MLB The Show ever since its induction, and we’re confident that this iteration is our best yet. We redid most of our core systems, such as Scouting, Training and Player Progression, shifting the mode’s main focus back to player development. We also improved our menu and added a ticker bar so that you feel more connected to what’s happening in your league. Go ahead and watch our video to see all of this in action.
Training is now done on an individual player basis, and it can be as simple or as complex as you want. You can go in and custom set training drills for every one of your players, or have the auto-trainer handle this for you. If you only want to set drills for a couple of your players and the rest set to auto, you can do that too.
Hitting is such an important aspect in baseball, and it’s an area we continually strive to make as realistic as possible. Last year we introduced our True Ball Physics engine to the franchise for ultra-realistic ball physics. This year we’ve done even more work to really make this area of the game as dynamic as possible with true to life outcomes. Take a look at what we’ve done to make hitting in MLB ’13 The Show more accessible to everyone.
We really want to make hitting more streamlined for players. Beginner mode allows people who have never played The Show — or have struggled with it — to learn the fundamentals of hitting. It’s meant to teach you the basics of Plate Discipline, Pitch Recognition and Timing.
Tons of feedback from TheShowNation.com has driven us to expand, improve, and fine-tune the systems that make up Diamond Dynasty. Take a look at the content below for a preview of what you can expect from Diamond Dynasty in MLB 13 The Show. Please note that the video footage is of a work-in-progress, and many things will update before we hit the shelves.
We’re really excited about how the Dynasty Card has evolved. They now display more information about the player’s abilities, which will give you an idea of what you are getting right away, but more importantly how good a player can get.
This past week has been a whirlwind for MLB 13 The Show. We kicked off our first-ever cover contest on Monday and the response has been overwhelming. So far, over 300,000 votes have been cast in the cover showdown, and over 750,000 total tweets from fans have been sent in support of their athlete.
Don’t forget, you have until 5:00pm PST Friday, January 11th to cast a vote. Voting takes place at mlb.com/covervote, where you can send a tweet or make a Facebook post in support of your favorite player. You can also vote directly from twitter, just by including an athlete’s unique hashtag in any tweet.
All seven of the cover candidates have been getting the word out about why you should vote for them on their social platforms.
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