Last week the first news on MLB 13: The Show arrived as SCEA announced that there will be a fan vote for the cover athlete and that the game will include new Playoff and Beginnner modes. Now additional details have surfaced through an early features list for PS3 and Vita along with one of what may end up being multiple retailer pre-order incentives.
Though vague at this point references to new features include “revamped” Franchise and Road to the Show, improved Play Now mode, a new commentator (already known to be Steve Lyons).
MLB 13 The Show allows you to experience the MLB like never before. Its jaw-dropping realism doesn’t just capture every detail and mechanic of the sport, it captures the raw emotion of Major League Baseball. Improvements to Diamond Dynasty, Franchise and Road To The Show modes make MLB 13 The Show the most realistic baseball game ever, while the addition of all-new game modes expand gameplay options even further. If it can happen in baseball, you can experience it in The Show. Whether it’s the moment you’re called up to the majors, a sacrifice fly to left field, or crushing a walk-off homer to win it all, every big, emotional moment in baseball can be yours. And The Show delivers it with such realism, it’s like it really happened.
•Multiple all-new game modes bring unique gameplay experiences to The Show.
•All-New Playoff Mode includes an unparalleled in-stadium atmosphere that replicates the excitement and tension of October baseball.
•Revamped Franchise and Road To The Show modes with expanded options and new gameplay experiences.
•Completely-new beginner mode and instructional enhancements make The Show the best pick-up and play baseball experience.
•Improved Play Now mode streamlines gameplay for the option to play faster, simpler games.
•New commentary and a new voice in the booth provide updated analysis and color commentary.
•Save files between the PS3 and PS Vita via the PS Network. Sync your Season, Franchise and Road to the Show saves and load them on either platform to continue the action anywhere.
•Play with friends around the world at no extra cost on PlayStation Network.
•Slide into the most stunningly authentic virtual-diamond experience to date, rendered in jaw-dropping graphics on your PS Vita’s front and rear touch screens
•Handle the lumber and grip the seams like the pros in gameplay that captures every detail and mechanic of the sport — as well as the raw emotion of the major leagues
•Pick-up and play right away, even if you’re an MLB rookie, thanks to the all-new beginner mode and instructional enhancements that make starting simple
•Realize your post-season dreams in the unparalleled in-stadium atmosphere of the new Playoff mode, which immerses you in the excitement and tension of true October baseball
•Energize your gameplay with faster, simpler games in the newly improved Play Now mode
•Forge untraveled paths to baseball greatness by exploring new options in revamped Franchise and Road to the Show modes
Meanwhile Gamestop has posted their pre-order incentive, marked as an exclusive, which is 12K Road to the Show “points”. Those are used to spend on improving a player in the career mode. While Amazon has an active MLB 13 listing they have yet to add a pre-order incentive and other retailers still have not added the game to their system.