Baseball may not have caught on in our little island but that shouldn’t stop anyone from living the batting dream. MLB The Show 16, the latest entry in the Major League Baseball video game series, is now confirmed for a local release on 29 March for the PlayStation 4.
Developed by SCE San Diego, MLB The Show 16 introduces ShowTime, a new “bullet-time” feature meant to give players even greater control during critical moments.
Accompanying the ShowTime mechanic are a couple of revamps for Road to the Show, the game’s career mode. The developers state they’ve made it more personalized and rewarding, with an updated training system that lets players unlock gameplay perks, as well as “a new paradigm for base-running and fielding opportunities” to capitalize on moments that matter.
They’ve also made it so that, once drafted, an entire Road of the Show series can be played without having to return to the menu in-between games — a first for the series and a welcome shedding of that extra down time.
A physical copy retails at the suggested price of S$72.90.
Digital versions come in both standard ($65.90) and Digital Deluxe ($128.60) editions, the latter providing in-game content along the lines of Stubs, Packs, and PlayStation 4 avatars.
Early purchases made between 29 March to 11 April include an in-game bonus consisting of standard item packs and a single highlight player rookie card. Additionally, PlayStation Plus members get a 10% discount on the game during this period.