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Fans Will Decide the Cover of MLB 13 The Show

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If you’re already missing the baseball season, we’ve got news to cheer you up: today we announced the North American release of MLB 13 The Show, the latest installment of the number-one selling and rated Major League Baseball video game franchise. Available for PlayStation 3 and PS Vita, MLB 13 The Show is due to arrive in stores on March 5, 2013, just in time for MLB Spring Training.

MLB 13 on PS3 and PS Vita

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Which baseball superstar will be on the cover of MLB 13 The Show? For the first time ever, fans will select the cover athlete for this year’s title via a Cover Campaign in early January. Stay tuned — some of the top names in the sport will be announcing their candidacy in the upcoming weeks.

MLB 13 on PS3 and PS Vita

Nothing compares to Postseason baseball. That’s why The Show offers an All-New Playoff Mode, which includes an in-stadium atmosphere that replicates the excitement and tension of October baseball. The experience is unrivalled by anything The Show has ever exhibited.

Other new features include a completely new beginner mode and instructional enhancements that make The Show the best pick-up and play baseball experience available. In addition, the improved Play Now mode streamlines gameplay, for faster and simpler games. San Diego Studios has also revamped The Show’s Franchise and Road To The Show modes with expanded options and new gameplay experiences.

Taking The Show on the road? The PS Vita version of The Show features the same list of upgrades and new features as the PS3 version. As with last year, you can sync your Season, Franchise and Road to the Show saves between platforms to continue the action anywhere. MLB The Show also offers the opportunity to play with friends around the world at no extra cost on PlayStation Network.

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These are just a few of the enhancements San Diego Studios have made to the 2013 version of The Show. All new features and game modes will be unveiled and detailed throughout the coming months.

The Show has been and continues to be the highest-rated officially licensed baseball title of this console generation (according to Metacritic.com), delivering true-to-life gameplay, authentic franchise and season modes, and incredible detail not found in any other sports game.

For more information about the MLB 13 The Show, visit www.theshownation.com and www.facebook.com/mlbtheshow.

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i_like_toast said:

November 26th, 6:38 am

*cries in the corner about the upcoming cubs season*

bball230 said:

November 26th, 6:58 am

Any plans for a Return to NBA games in the future??

MakoSOLIDER said:

November 26th, 6:59 am

Will be entirely cross buy this time?

BreakinBad said:

November 26th, 7:03 am

Triple Crown.

TRIX_BOL said:

November 26th, 7:15 am

That’s extremely great news, fans get to choose.
I’m a Yankees aficionado, but must say I would pick Mike Trout for the cover!

DemoniOtaku said:

November 26th, 7:32 am

This is a GREAT Improvement!.. I’ll Vote for Miguel Cabrera (¡VIVA VENEZUELA NO JODA!)… But I (AGAIN) ask the Dev team to include Spanish as Idiom to select! At least on Subtitles and Menues…

And (AGAIN) ask you should make a Expansion with Caribean championships or at Least Caribbean Series!..

World Classic, could be a GREAT adition that will promote the game on others countries… Think About it!

KazeEternal said:

November 26th, 7:53 am

PlayStation Cross Incentives?
Cross Cloud Save?
Cross Trophies?
Cross Buy?
Crossed Fingers?

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    Eric Smith said:

    November 26th, 10:42 am

    Sony will continue to support MLB The Show on the Vita. There will be more information in the following weeks/months about Vita gameplay for The Show.

DonkeyKongKilla said:

November 26th, 7:57 am

#2 – you mean like 2k13? hah… bc 2k pretty much took over nba games… Although I heard EA was going to try to make an comeback with Live, FAIL.

somebignasty said:

November 26th, 8:13 am

PLEASE COME SOONER. I just traded in my MLB 12 on PS3 cause I never had any time to play it. Play the heck out of my Vita version though. I would love if this was a Cross-Buy!! Or at least do the $20 off promotion again. Still a long ways off, though. Plenty of time to announce that stuff.

HorrorGod said:

November 26th, 8:33 am

Honestly, I think this is a bad idea. Look what has happened to the Madden series since they’ve had people voting online. Each year the cover athlete is a joke. Voted on by trolls that spam the voting. (The finalists in 2011 were Michael Vick and Payton Hillis — two men convicted of killing dogs. Neither player’s team did well that season, either.)

The cover should go to Buster Posey or someone else from the Giants. Since they won the World Series.

snakeeyes211 said:

November 26th, 8:47 am

Cross Buy?

BrianC6234 said:

November 26th, 9:00 am

The player on the cover should be the REAL AL MVP, Mike Trout.

lesscan said:

November 26th, 9:46 am

Miggy for MLBTS13

Hobartbob said:

November 26th, 9:54 am

Anybody but Mauer!!!!!

alexvzla2 said:

November 26th, 9:59 am

american league MVP Miguel cabrera

DJKim0701 said:

November 26th, 10:07 am

National league MVP Buster Posey or World Series MVP Pablo Sandoval that he homered three times in a row at game one in AT&T park. I’m big fan of sf giants because I live in Northern California (San Francisco).

JaY_Ci_415 said:

November 26th, 10:19 am

After 2010, you guys put Joe Mauer on the cover again even after Buster Posey had oin the World Series & Rookie of the Year. He had a brutal injury in 2011 and won Comeback Player of the Year now, NL MVP & won the World Series AGAIN! 2 WS in 3 yrs for the Giants. It would be a CRIME if Buster Posey is not chosen to be on this year’s cover. Give some love to the Giants!! AT&T park has a huge PS logo that everyone sees on a daily basis. Need I say more?? Geez…

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Eric Smith said:

November 26th, 10:39 am

In regards to choosing who will be on the cover, look for some of MLB’s best baseball players to announce their involvement in the cover campaign in the month of December.

mcbuttz78 said:

November 26th, 11:13 am

i like pittburgh pirates but i dont want to see my team player on the cover. I think that kid from the angels Trout should be on the cover.

he is very good.

Velmonte said:

November 26th, 12:17 pm

MIKE TROUT should be one of those players involved in the cover. On the other side of the league, maybe Buster Posey. Two strong candidates!

freshprincepbg said:

November 26th, 12:44 pm

One thing I really hope you implement in this game is Move online functionality! I love the controls with the move! Whether it’s the home run derby or playing a full game, just wish I could play that way vs my friends! Pleaseeee include this!

mcbuttz78 said:

November 26th, 1:07 pm

hey mr vaught is there a way to get in touch you or sonywith about ideas inthe sport area for playstation brand.. I have a few very good ones

PrimeroIncognito said:

November 26th, 2:14 pm

There will be a riot here in So Cal if anyone other than Mike Trout gets the cover.

OK, maybe we won’t riot over a game cover, and yes, Cabrera was definitely the best player in the league last year, but anyone who knows anything about baseball knows that Mike Trout is going to be the best player in MLB for at least the next decade. Plus he’s young, so the kids can relate to him. Put Trout on the cover – it’s the right (and smart) thing to do.

xRedxViolence said:

November 26th, 3:16 pm

Jose Bautista for the cover

xRedxViolence said:

November 26th, 3:17 pm

or better yet why not finally put a pticher on the cover.

kenkraly2010 said:

November 26th, 3:32 pm

Buster Posey or Mike Trout should be on the cover of MLB 13 The Show. Those are my 2 of favorite players in MLB.

cobrafang said:

November 26th, 3:34 pm

Matt Kemp.

THE-NEXT-OSAMA_1 said:

November 26th, 3:38 pm

matt trout

loceycon said:

November 26th, 3:39 pm

This is kind of a no brainer… The latest Triple crown winner should be on the cover. Winning the Triple crown is a rare thing and it should be celebrated. I’m not even a Tiger’s fan. True prue basball fans know that Carbera is the only choice. Maybe he could share the cover with some past Triple crown winners. Now that would be cool…

OaklandFan75 said:

November 26th, 3:40 pm

Bryce Harper!

TRACTOR-GUY said:

November 26th, 3:46 pm

@loceycon I love the idea of sharing with other Triple Crown Winners….or have that as a downloadable cover later…. ?
I also heard the suggestion of Chipper Jones…..maybe another downloadable cover? He deserves it.

Rocket24x said:

November 26th, 3:47 pm

There is one player who I really think NEEDS to be on the cover:
The king himself, FELIX HERNANDEZ

WHITE_PR said:

November 26th, 3:52 pm

1) Matt Kemp
2) Yadiel Molina
3)Carlos Beltran

PS I don’t see any new excitements features like MLB12 in this post. I hope they keep the PS Move integration also keep improving the graphics. Cause is the ‘NEW BIG THING’ is that the fans can vote for the cover. I stay with MLB12 TS.

Elyrr said:

November 26th, 3:52 pm

I like the idea of a Pitcher on the Cover for a Change…

’12 – Adrian Gonzalez/Jose Bautista
’11 – Joe Mauer
’10 – Joe Mauer
’09 – Dustin Pedroia
’08 – Ryan Howard
’07 – David Wright
’06 – David Ortiz

How about… Clayton Kershaw…

and my second pick… Giancarlo Stanton.

HorrorGod said:

November 26th, 3:52 pm

If you want to start a cool tradition, make the list of candidates we vote on be a list of players from the team that won the world series that previous year… The list could be based on their awards/records from that season.

So in example, this year it would be the San Francisco Giants.
VOTE
Buster Posey — 2012 National League MVP.
Pablo Sandoval — 2012 World Series MVP.
Marco Scutaro — 2012 NLCS MVP.
Matt Cain — Pitched first “Perfect Game” in Giants History in 2012.
Angel Pagan — Broke Willie Mays (SF Era) Single-Season tripples record in 2012.

Elyrr said:

November 26th, 3:56 pm

For features I wanted to add that including the WBC would be awesome. I’ve looked for a while to see who might have the license to make such a game… no dice on that… also make the interface a bit more noob-friendly… seriously, it was so realistic, all three times I made contact in a game were weak groudballs. lol.

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I like the idea of a Pitcher on the Cover for a Change…
’12 – Adrian Gonzalez/Jose Bautista
’11 – Joe Mauer
’10 – Joe Mauer
’09 – Dustin Pedroia
’08 – Ryan Howard
’07 – David Wright
’06 – David Ortiz
How about… Clayton Kershaw…
and my second pick… Giancarlo Stanton.

sierra74 said:

November 26th, 6:19 pm

TWO WORDS: BUSTER POSEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Suicide_Surfer said:

November 26th, 7:02 pm

David Freese!

HorrorGod said:

November 26th, 7:16 pm

@29
He won the Tripple Crown, yes.. but his team lost in the World Series. Swept, in fact.
That is the only reason I’m suggesting that someone from the GIANTS should be on the cover.

I remember back in the day when it was expected for an MVP of a winning team to appear on the cover of a Baseball/Football game.. not the best player on the losing team. ;-)

AndersonRules said:

November 26th, 9:03 pm

How about Mike Trout or David Price?

Strikuh said:

November 27th, 3:37 am

Somebody from the Indians should be on the cover.

Tikire said:

November 27th, 6:17 am

Is this a joke!? are you people kidding me!? Vote for the 2013 The Show cover!? THERE IS NO CONTEST HERE PEOPLE! MVPs come a dime-a-dozen every year as golden gloves, Cy Young and Rookie of the Year.

Miguel Cabrera not only is the MVP of the American League, but the freakin’ TRIPLE CROWN WINNER! a very rare achievement that comes once in a generation, a list shorter than perfect game winners.

If Miguel Cabrera is not in the cover it would be an insult, more than injustice.

I’m a die hard-core New York Yankee fan and my vote goes for Miguel Cabrera who is ALSO the AL MVP and the AL Silver Slugger of 2012. No contest here.

Oh, AND MAKE MLB 13 THE SHOW A CROSS BUY TITLE!!!

ProfessorGerbik said:

November 27th, 6:20 am

Can anyone confirm how different the PS3 and PS Vita versions will be? I ask because of this overly done trend with developers and their sports games, they usually barely make the Vita one any different and the Vita version is always just a re skinned old version with a new rosters.

Like Fifa 13 for instance… I am just tired of the lack of care going into these sports games on the Vita. I would really like to know if MLB 13 will be any different.

I heard MLB was the one of better out of all of the franchises. I am interested in getting this but not if it’s just going to be MLB 12 with new menus and rosters.

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    Eric Smith said:

    November 27th, 10:02 am

    There will be many upcoming announcements about new as well as improved features that will be appearing on MLB 13 for PS3 and the Vita.

Tikire said:

November 27th, 6:33 am

To Nº 39

With that logic then it’s fair to say that Pablo Sandoval should be the MLB 13 The Show cover, after all he help his team make the world series (win 4 games), and his WS MVP more than proves it.

Still, nothing compared to the Triple Crown IMO. A whole year effort.

Mike Trout or David Price? Please! it’s like putting another undeserved Boston Red Party –again!– on the cover or Joe Mauer for the third time. Like I said, Cy Young, Rookie of the Year and MVPs are common every year achievements, someone will always get it whether the numbers impress or not. the Triple Crown? look back and do the math.

You can be a Cy Young by accident, it warrants a voting scheme… also the MVP, both are critically subjective decisions by a collective group of baseball journalists, most of the time the numbers don’t merit the award but they HAVE to give it to somebody nonetheless. But the triple Crown is a no brainer, no voting and no evaluating decision needed. You either meet the criteria of topping the three very competed categories in batting or not. Like a Home Run record, you break it, you get it.

Miguel Cabrera, period.

JayDee29 said:

November 27th, 8:25 am

MIguel Cabrera All Day

JayDee29 said:

November 27th, 8:27 am

Ohh……………one more thing I would to see a World Classic Baseball mode as well. It will be interesting

OscarD48 said:

November 27th, 8:45 am

of course, Miguel Cabrera.

Nineduce12 said:

November 27th, 8:50 am

The textures on the stadiums are SOOO bad, How about you update those first then worry about new game modes no one will play. Btw I’d like to see a legend on the cover. like Ken Griffey Jr. & make the color holographic like EA.

My Candidates:

– Paul Konerko
– Brian Wilson
– Evan Longoria
– Buster Posey
– David Freese
– Carlton Fisk
– Jackie Robinson
– Goose Gossage

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    Eric Smith said:

    November 27th, 10:03 am

    MLB 13 has been completely re-polished from RTTS to Franchise Mode to improving the graphics.

HorrorGod said:

November 27th, 9:50 am

Everyone here has made some great points on who should be on the cover. It will be an exciting “election.”
Though, I just have to say: Us Giants fans were accused of “stuffing the ballet” when it came to the All-Star Game voting. If a any Giant player is in the running for the cover, you might as well just put him on it now… ;-)

zcrable said:

November 27th, 10:22 am

how about babe ruth!!!! or ty cobb or someone that use to play back in that time era

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