MLB The Show 18 Cover Features Yankees All-Star Aaron Judge

Details about PlayStation's exclusive baseball franchise MLB The Show 18 have been revealed including its cover athlete(s), release dates, and more.

on November 6, 2017 8:33 PM

The exclusive professional baseball game series MLB The Show has had some legendary faces grace its covers throughout the franchise’s history. The next iteration will continue that pattern by showcasing one of today’s greats on the cover. MLB All-Star Aaron Judge will be seen on store shelves when MLB The Show 18 releases next March.

Additionally, Canada will have its own exclusive cover with Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman.

Those who pre-order MLB The Show 18 will get 10 additional Standard Packs and one Legend card when you download or receive the physical copy of the game from any retailer. Claiming your copy through GameStop will garner you an extra five Standard Packs, while pre-ordering through the PlayStation Store will grant you 5,000 stubs and an exclusive Aaron Judge Rookie Flashback Card you can use now in MLB The Show 17. Lastly, pre-purchasing the game will also give you early access, letting you play four days prior to its release.

Four different editions of the game will also be available for baseball fans to enjoy. The Standard Edition will include the game and the aforementioned bonuses if you pre-ordered for $59.99. Here is a rundown of the other versions people can get their hands on:

All Rise Edition (GameStop/EB Games Exclusive) – $99.99

  • Full Game
  • Exclusive New Era All Rise Edition 9FIFTY Hat
  • Limited Edition MVP Edition Steel Book
  • In-game contents include:
  • Digital Diamond Dynasty New Era All Rise Edition 9FIFTY Hat for use in game
  • Diamond Mission Starter for a Diamond player
  • Gold Mission Starter for a Gold player
  • 11,000 Stubs
  • 1 Sponsor Pack
  • 10 Standard Packs
  • 1 Classic Stadium
  • 30 MLB PS4 Themes (one for each MLB team)

Digital Deluxe Edition (PS Store Exlusive) – $99.99

  • Full Game
  • Mission Starter for a Diamond Player
  • Mission Starter for a Gold Player
  • Digital Deluxe Lead Off Pack
  • 11,000 Stubs
  • 1 Sponsor Pack
  • 1 Classic Stadium
  • 20 Standard Packs
  • 30 MLB PS4 Themes

MLB The Show 18 MVP Edition – $69.99

  • Full Game
  • Limited Edition Steel Book*
  • In-game contents include:
  • Mission Starter for a Gold Player
  • 5,000 Stubs
  • 1 Sponsor Pack
  • 1 Classic Stadium
  • 10 Standard Packs
  • 30 MLB PS4 Themes

Last, but certainly not least, a trailer celebrating the game’s cover announcement was released flaunting the Judge. Check it out below.

Aaron Judge is the right fielder for the New York Yankees.  He was signed to the team in the first round of the 2013 MLB draft, making his debut in the big leagues last year. After hitting a home run in his first game, he went on to have a record-breaking rookie season. He became the first rookie to win the Home Run Derby, broke the record for most home runs by a rookie, and much more.

Marcus Stroman was drafted in the first round of the 2012 MLB draft by the Toronto Blue Jays. He made his Major league debut in 2014 getting a win against the Kansas City Royals where he garnered six strikeouts, no walks, and only let go of one earned run on five hits in the six innings he pitched.

MLB The Show 18 will launch exclusively for the PlayStation 4 on March 27, 2017.

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Michael Ruiz is a staff writer at DualShockers. He enjoys most video games, but would be happy playing Galaga for the rest of his life. When he isn't playing games, he is probably watching professional wrestling or podcasting over at Model Citizens Media.