We have already reported that one of the announcements at the Sony PlayStation Experience was MLB 15 The Show, a baseball simulation game that is due for release on March 31, 2015. The game is planned only to be released on the PS4, PS3, and the PS Vita, and it will not be released on the Xbox One. The PlayStation Experience told a lot about the game and what it will give its players.
The release date of MLB 15 The Show is approximately one week before the official MLB Opening Night between the Cubs and the Cardinals as well as the official opening day ceremonies. That is impeccable timing for the game's audience, who will be craving something baseball-related one week before the season officially begins.
The game is an update of MLB 2014, which has been a huge baseball video game series since the discontinuation of the 2K Sports Major League Baseball series since 2013.
According to Gotta Be Mobile, fans will be very excited at the introduction of licensed brands and equipment, which add to the realism of MLB 15 The Show. According to Gamestop, some of the licensed equipment includes "accurate bats, gloves, cleats, and batting gloves", and there will be other improvements like "a new Radio Show, directional hitting, improved load times, and a completely overhauled Diamond Dynasty mode help MLB 15 The Show prove that Baseball Is Better".
Other bonuses include stubs that players can earn to spend on the previously mentioned equipment, Road to the Show improvements, and virtual baseball cards, as well as improved online experience. Players also gain year to year saves and there are Legends in MLB 15, which will introduce 30 iconic MLB alumni into the virtual player card pool, with one representative for each team. The players span every historic baseball era for the past 70 years.
The game will also have "major graphical improvements" such as an introduction of real-time seasonal sun and shadows and revamped night lighting. By the way, there is going to be an emphasis on player emotion and personality, which means you will see the "no joy in Mudville" when the batter strikes out.
Like most athletic games such as the ever-so-popular Madden series, the player on the cover is a coveted thing amongst athletes. This year's choice went to the Dodgers Yasiel Puig, and even though the shot is from the back, it captures the spirit of the game very well.
Look for MLB 15 The Show on March 31st 2015. It will be $59.99 for the PS4, $34.99 for the PS3, and $19.99 for the Vita version.