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Welcoming Ken Griffey Jr. to MLB The Show 17!

Ramone Russell's Avatar Posted by Sr. Community Specialist & Game Designer, San Diego Studio

For anyone who picked up a baseball glove or a video game controller in the last 25 years, there is no other name more synonymous with baseball in the 90’s and 2000’s than this year’s cover athlete for MLB The Show 17.

Destined for greatness, no player entered the Big League with more hype than the first pick of the 1987 MLB draft, and no player entered baseball’s Hall of Fame with a higher percentage of the vote than “The Natural.” A legend both on and off the field, “The Kid” inspired a generation of baseball fans with electric play, a contagious smile, enviable flair, and a swing that’s been imitated but never duplicated for almost three decades.

Almost twenty years since his last appearance in a baseball video game, Ken Griffey Jr. returns to the digital diamond as the cover athlete of MLB The Show 17. We’ll have more details on the cover athlete who will be featured on the Canadian version of the Standard Edition soon.

MLB The Show 17

Thanks to baseball video games, millions of people around the world have become enamored with America’s Pastime. Perhaps nobody will ever be able to re-create Griffey’s signature swing in real life, but we can’t wait to introduce Junior as a playable living legend in The Show 17.

Pre-order now and be ready for action. The Show 17 launches March 28, 2017!

When you pre-order, you will receive 10 bonus Standard Packs and a Ken Griffey Jr. Card for The Show 17 when you pick-up or download the game. Pre-order at GameStop and receive an additional 5 Standard Packs bringing your total to 15. Lastly, if you pre-order on the PS Store in addition to the 10 standard packs and Ken Griffey Jr. card, you will instantly receive 11,000 in Stubs for The Show 16. Here’s a handy chart below for how and where to pre-order:

Standard Edition MVP Edition Hall of Fame Edition Digital Deluxe
PS Store Order Order N/A Order
GameStop – US Order Order Order N/A
EB Games – Canada Coming Soon! Coming Soon! Coming Soon! N/A
Amazon – US Order Order N/A N/A
Amazon – Canada Order Order N/A N/A
Best Buy – US Coming Soon! Coming Soon! N/A N/A
Best Buy – Canada Coming Soon! Coming Soon! N/A N/A

MLB The Show 17 Hall of Fame Edition

Let’s start with something shiny and new shall we? With Ken Griffey Jr. gracing the cover this year we wanted to create a collector’s edition worthy of The Kid. To do so, we partnered with New Era to create a limited Hall of Fame Edition 9FIFTY snap back to commemorate Jr.’s return to gaming in The Show 17. Pre-order today because quantities are extremely limited! The Hall of Fame Edition is $99.99 USD/$119.99 CAD (MSRP) and it includes over $205 USD in value, making it a must-have for the most dedicated fans of the Show and The Kid. The Full Contents:

  • New Era Hall of Fame Edition 9FIFTY Hat
  • Limited Edition MVP Steel Book
  • Digital Diamond Dynasty New Era Hall of Fame Edition 9FIFTY Hat for use in game
  • Diamond Season Starter Pack (Includes Mission Starter for Diamond item)
  • Gold Season Starter Pack (Includes Mission Starter for Gold item)
  • 11,000 Stubs
  • 1 Sponsor Pack
  • 10 Standard Packs
  • 31 MLB PS4 Themes

MLB The Show 17

MLB The Show 17 Digital Deluxe Edition

For our top tier Diamond Dynasty and Road To The Show fans, we are bringing back The Digital Deluxe Edition for ’17 exclusive to PlayStation Store. The Digital Deluxe Edition has over $200 USD value in digital goods for only $99.99 USD/$119.99 CAD (MSRP). For those of you that need packs on packs on packs, you know which edition is for you.

  • Gold Season Starter Pack (Includes Mission Starter for Gold item)
  • Diamond Season Starter Pack (Includes Mission Starter for Diamond item)
  • Digital Deluxe Pack
  • 11,000 Stubs
  • 1 Sponsor Pack
  • 20 Standard Packs
  • 31 PS4 MLB Themed Avatars

MLB The Show 17

MLB The Show 17 MVP Edition

The gamer favorite MVP Edition is back for another year! With over $130 USD in content – this 69.99 USD/89.99 CAD (MSRP) edition not only includes a ton of digital goods but also the limited edition MVP Steel Book (physical version only). It’s available for pre-order starting today at retailers and at PlayStation Store.

  • Limited Edition MVP Steel Book
  • Gold Season Starter Pack (Includes Mission Starter for Gold item)
  • 5,000 Stubs
  • 1 Sponsor Pack
  • 10 Standard Packs
  • 31 MLB PS4 Themes

This is monumental year for us here at PlayStation. We’re very excited to welcome Jr. to the team and even more excited to show our fans what we have in store for The Show 17! In the meantime please make sure to watch The Show Nation, our Twitter and Facebook accounts between now and March 28th for the latest updates.

Add Your Own

EnigmaNemesis said:

October 27th, 9:22 am

Now that is one slick cover with one of the all time greats!

Also looking forward to what improvements will be made for the PS4Pro enhancements.

ZoSam32 said:

October 27th, 9:23 am

Legit! Love the New Era Lid!! HOF edition for the win!! #LetsGo

    RUSSELL_05 said:

    October 27th, 11:23 am

    Glad you like it there are limited quantities fyi.

billyok said:

October 27th, 9:40 am

Would love it if there was a Griffey mode that used 2017 graphics but played like the Ken Griffey Jr. Nintendo games.

Sam_73 said:

October 27th, 9:55 am

Ken Griffey, Jr. Baseball is back…….. On PlayStation 4, LOL.

Joking aside, a great cover.

    rockabilly43 said:

    November 2nd, 3:31 pm

    This is going to look good and I sincerely hope would love to see the legends take part in the Homerun Derby game matching with the modern players. I sincerely hope that would happen along with more Minor League ball parks & Spring Training parts.

Fuhr31 said:

October 27th, 10:09 am

Can you actually play as Griffey Jr in the game?

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    Ramone Russell said:

    October 27th, 11:27 am

    More details to come in the future……………..

    Fuhr31 said:

    October 27th, 10:11 am

    oops, skimmed over that part. My bad

    Majorpain2587 said:

    October 27th, 11:35 am

    “but we can’t wait to introduce Junior as a playable living legend in The Show 17”

    Not sure why they said more details to come when it mentions in the article.

    EbOuNcE88 said:

    October 27th, 1:45 pm

    Obviously Fuhr31.. One of the bonuses is his digital card.. Would be ridiculous if you couldn’t. Was always wondering why he wasn’t in previous game but they paid him and great job to lock him up..

HorrorGod said:

October 27th, 10:50 am

When I first tried PSVR, one of my first after thoughts were: “How awesome would it be if there was a VR mode in The Show?”

If not for 17, I REALLY hope the team incorporates VR in a future installment of The Show. I would love to play my RttS character with a fully developed PSVR mode.

Oh, and Awesome cover. Can’t wait to have Jr. in my ’17 DD line-up!

MrMetMrZep2087 said:

October 27th, 10:53 am

Please add a PSVR mode. Home run derby, anything!

    ZoSam32 said:

    October 28th, 7:21 am

    Imagine RTTS with PSVR?! *Throws wallet at screen*

mgarc1125 said:

October 27th, 10:53 am

Pretty cool! Now if we can get a PSVR bundle for MLB 17 that would be insanely awesome!

Majorpain2587 said:

October 27th, 11:36 am

Please put the Griffey code from MLB featuring Ken Griffey Jr. in this game. The memories…

icon28 said:

October 27th, 11:52 am

Let us know if they finally revamped the 10 year old graphics engine and i might just buy day 1.

capitolc said:

October 27th, 12:43 pm

The last $99 special edition game I pre-ordered, came out with a Definitive edition with all the same bonuses just a year later.

I’ll pass until later.

    book_keeper420 said:

    October 27th, 2:33 pm

    Except sports games only get a single release….

    JimmyLSanchez said:

    October 28th, 10:03 am

    You are def special ed, capitolc. When has a sports game ever gotten a definitive edition in North America? Name One……We’re waiting!

SalMoriarty said:

October 27th, 1:28 pm

There is no iffey with Griffey

EbOuNcE88 said:

October 27th, 1:43 pm

Best thing that could ever happen to my favorite sports game. Being from Seattle this is pure joy. If it wasn’t for injuries would have been greatest to ever play, damn ASTRO turf kingdome. Great job SONY

Dekeasaurus said:

October 27th, 1:46 pm

“Almost twenty years since his last appearance in a baseball video game”

…dude last played in 2010.

    ykiki5 said:

    October 28th, 10:34 am

    He may have last played in 2010, but I don’t think he has been a playable videogame character since the old Nintendo days.

book_keeper420 said:

October 27th, 2:31 pm

I don’t see the point.

Shouldn’t they be honoring current players that are actually playing and on teams currently?

Perhaps the Cubs 3B Kris Bryant that won NL RotY last season, the NL Hank Aaron award this season, is the front runner for the NL MVP award, and helped lead his team to its first World Series appearance in 71 years.

Alex_Castillo70 said:

October 27th, 2:49 pm

will be released for PS3 ?

    book_keeper420 said:

    October 27th, 3:23 pm

    I hope not.

    It’s been three years. It’s time to leave last gen behind.

    Air-Hammer- said:

    October 27th, 3:56 pm

    No, its only for ps4

    JimmyLSanchez said:

    October 28th, 10:04 am

    My friend, a PS4 is half of what it cost three years ago, go and get yourself a PS4 or just play 07-16 and leave 17 behind!

Sigma-JP1 said:

October 27th, 3:27 pm

Awesome!!!!!

TxMan6 said:

October 27th, 4:12 pm

Will we be able to play with or as Griffey on The Show 17?

pineappleliam said:

October 27th, 5:42 pm

Will it be available for pre-order in Australia.
Currently not on the Playstation store in Australia, can’t really see why it wouldn’t be. Would be no harder to put it on world store.

jferreira590 said:

October 27th, 7:56 pm

PLEASE ditch the PS3! And give us higher textures for the PS4 Pro. Plus home run derby in VR would be nice.

    JimmyLSanchez said:

    October 28th, 10:05 am

    That is the best comment I heard today, with the VR suggestion! That would be amazing, if not in time for 17, maybe for 18

unlovedhomie said:

October 28th, 9:12 am

Ken griffey Jr on a PlayStation? Nintendo can’t be happy lol

    JimmyLSanchez said:

    October 28th, 10:05 am

    Nintendo does not have a majority share in the Seattle Mariners anymore, so this is irrelevant

videofama said:

October 28th, 4:25 pm

Cubs in a WS and Griffey on the Show!!. This is the world ends!!! Hahaha!

PutWittyNameHere said:

October 29th, 6:27 pm

I know it’s only a cover, but enough with the Blue Jays covers in Canada. Living up here does not make people default Jays fans. I’d rather have the default cover.

    romeischillin said:

    October 30th, 3:14 am

    Hey Witty,

    I can all but guarantee you that Griffey Jr will be the cover for every edition of this years game, no matter the country or region… similar to Donaldson being the cover for USA & Canada for 16. Not sure about outside of North America but atleast here I’m pretty sure Griffey is the guy.

hernis27 said:

October 30th, 4:53 pm

So the $99 won’t be made available for Amazon. I’m hoping for that 20% off. I know it’s not available yet but will it be made available later?

    yoyoman2531 said:

    October 31st, 6:57 pm

    It says its Gamestop Exclusive so probably not.

purewarrior11 said:

October 30th, 6:11 pm

Well crap, I just bought MLB 16 since it finally received a price decrease…Super tempting to be able to play with may favorite baseball player of all time, though, arrrgghhh

ELECKZ said:

November 2nd, 3:11 pm

Can we get a MVP version with a blue jay player here in Canada? Maybe Donaldson again? Don’t want to purchase the MVP just to have Griffey on the cover. Or make the cover reversible so we can flip it inside out if we want?

madmike213133 said:

November 11th, 1:09 pm

I was hoping for Kris Bryant to be the cover for the game

SportsAndroid256 said:

November 13th, 1:04 am

I preordered the hall of fame edition and i prayed to god that please! Add more classic stadiums in the game like other than the usual like memorial stadium in baltimore, metropolitan stadium, cleveland municipal stadium or any! I would choose those stadiums to play in diamond dynasty

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