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Experience MLB 11’s New Pure Analog Hitting System

Ramone Russell's Avatar Posted by 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 said:

March 4th, 11:05 am

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 said:

March 4th, 11:06 am

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

impalor said:

March 4th, 11:23 am

the demo is great…fantastic game…

M-Easy said:

March 4th, 11:40 am

Dude, trophy list?

THE-D1RTY-77 said:

March 4th, 11:40 am

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

KazeEternal said:

March 4th, 11:41 am

Why is this feature just showing up now?

Where is Move Support?

Paper or Plastic?

LUGIEZ said:

March 4th, 11:45 am

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!


March 4th, 11:48 am

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 said:

March 4th, 11:58 am

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 said:

March 4th, 12:10 pm

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

electronicpart said:

March 4th, 12:35 pm

how about move support ?

XMbeaner said:

March 4th, 2:16 pm

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

BigPoppaB said:

March 4th, 2:43 pm

I know you’re reading this.

Can you comment on Move support?

jbritt665 said:

March 4th, 2:53 pm

@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 said:

March 6th, 11:06 am

Sweet! Gonna try the demo!

nathan118 said:

March 6th, 4:48 pm

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 said:

March 6th, 5:38 pm

@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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