Making his MLB debut with the New York Yankees in 2016, Aaron Judge hit a home run during his career’s first at bat, but this was only the beginning. Judge went on to have a record-breaking rookie season in 2017, was named an All-Star, and won the Home Run Derby, overcoming a brutal 22 homer first-round and hitting a total of 47 throughout the derby. 16 of those with exit velocities of 115 mph or harder and a few 500+ foot blasts.
This rookie is the living, breathing example of Road to the Show – create a player with massive stats and trek on to becoming a legend – which is why we are proud to announce him as the cover athlete for The Show 18.
Until now we’ve only revealed a portion of what’s to come with the launch of MLB The Show 17 with our Playback Trailer of the PlayStation Experience gameplay video.
Today, we’re excited to dig a little deeper into the new Retro Mode in MLB The Show 17 with a video from our team in San Diego. We’re also highlighting the regional cover athletes for Canada and Taiwan, we’re outlining what you get by making the jump to our Season Starter Packs, and — last but certainly not least — we’re revealing the Twitch livestream schedule leading up to launch.
During the World Series, we revealed that newly inducted Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr. will grace the cover of MLB The Show 17. The Kid’s signature style transcended the baseball diamond and helped create some of the most memorable baseball video games of the 90’s. Most of us at San Diego Studio grew up playing those classics and wondered how we could recreate a nostalgic feeling for a generation of gamers.
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.
If you’re not one of the lucky ones attending the MLB All-Star Game this week in San Diego, we’ve got you covered with fun activities for the community throughout the week. Again this year we’ll feature our Home Run Derby simulated prediction (which we got right last year!), we’ll have a “man on the street” at the All-Star Game covering everything from our head-to-head Home Run Derby competition at Fan Fest to behind-the-scenes looks at your favorite events, and more!
The 11th season of MLB The Show is underway! The Major League Baseball season is about to start, which means it’s time to see how you fare when taking control of all the action in MLB The Show 16. With the return of Year-to-Year saves, you’ll also be able to experience all the great new additions to ’16 without losing your progress from last year.
Starting today, we plan to show off this year’s deep feature set with a series of vlogs so you can check out all of the upgrades to The Show 16 without having to read wordy blog posts!
The 2015 MLB season just wrapped up with the Kansas City Royals taking (back) The Crown, but we’re not ready to stop talking baseball here at PlayStation. Our team in San Diego is hard at work making next year’s edition of The Show our best console baseball experience ever. We’re proud to announce that MLB The Show 16 will launch on PS4 and PS3 on March 29th, 2016!
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