Fans of the PlayStation exclusive baseballs series, MLB The Show will be happy to hear that the latest installment – MLB 15 The Show – will be getting some nifty new features this year.
Detailed over on the PlayStation Blog, MLB 15 The Show will get some new game modes as well as a reworked Diamond Dynasty mode.
- Road to the Show is a mode focused on one player’s path to the majors and beyond. As you play, you’ll find different qualities of licensed equipment that can enhance your player’s attributes. Once you find them, you’ll equip them to your player for an instant boost to his skill. Your player has slots for a Bat, Batting Gloves, Fielding Glove, Cleats, and echoing the traditions of our sport, a Ritual item.
- Franchise is a mode focused on managing baseball organizations on every level. Periodically, you’ll find Brand Sponsorship contracts. Once you have the contract in hand, you can choose at any time to partner your Franchise team with the Brand. Doing so will add some Brand flavor to your interface during game broadcasts. The Sponsorship also earns your team budget incentives based on how you performance in a certain statistic.
- Diamond Dynasty is a fantasy baseball card mode where you build a custom team and assemble players you find into a squad. Diamond Dynasty is DRASTICALLY changed this year so keep an eye out for a more focused blog about it. MLB Player Cards and Stadiums Cards will be rewarded as you play. While playing ANY mode, you’ll be passively building a fantasy squad of MLB pros.
- Collect an entire MLB team or get REALLY lucky with a pack, and you’ll unlock an iconic alumni player from one of 30 MLB teams.
That’s not all, sports fans. Sony has partnered with a number of popular baseball brands to include items from their respective catalogs. It’s a nice touch and fans of the game will be chuffed to see more being added to the game.
And finally, the cards. Those who purchase MLB 15 The Show will get access to 30 Legends cards, a nifty little addition, no?
MLB 15 The Show is due out on March 31st for the PS4, PS3 and PS Vita. You can pre-order the game either in its digital form with the PSN or if you prefer a physical copy you can pre-order the disc-version with your preferred retailer.