MLB The Show 17 Coming to PS4 March 28, 2017; Stars Ken Griffey Jr on the Cover

on October 27, 2016 12:47 PM

In one of the biggest surprises this year, MLB The Show 17 has been announced. The latest addition in the sports franchise will release exclusively on PS4 on March 28, 2017, Sony San Diego announced today. Further, it has been revealed that the Hall of Famer Ken Griffey JR will star on the cover.

Almost twenty years since his last appearance in a baseball game, the first round draft pick of 1987, Ken Griffey JR has been chosen to be the cover not only for his prowess on the field, but his legendary status off the field as well. As you would expect with this announcement, Junior will be a playable living legend in The Show 17.

But that’s enough about Griffey, Sony San Diego also announced pre-order bonsues as well as a few special editions.

The pre-order bonuses:

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 specifically and receive an additional 5 Standard Packs. 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.

The Three Special Editions:

MLB The Show 17 Hall of Fame Edition –

The grand-daddy of the special editions, The Hall of Fame Edition is $99.99 USD and it includes over $205 USD in value. Qualities are “extremely limited.” It includes the following:

  • 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 all my pack junkies, you can pick up  The Digital Deluxe Edition, which is exclusive to the PlayStation Store. The Digital Deluxe Edition has over $200 USD value in digital goods for only $99.99 USD. It includes the following

  • 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 MVP Edition –

For the less impressive MLB The Show 17 fans: the MVP Edition comes with $130 USD in content – for only $69.99. It includes the following:

  • 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

MLB The Show 17

A new trailer, not to highlight the game, just the special editions, was also releaed. Check it out below:

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