Intro to MLB The Show 17 Diamond Dynasty

Posted February 14th, 2017 at 4:15 pm

While last week for MLB The Show 17 was all about gameplay, this week the focus has shifted to the back-to-back Community Award winner for Best Team-Building Mode. Following the initial Diamond Dynasty reveal video yesterday covering the new ways to play and other additions, another video has gone out functioning as an introduction to the mode for those unfamiliar while also going through some new features that will debut with the upcoming game.

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Ranked Seasons
Compete against other players online in head-to-head (PlayStation Plus required to play online) action as you attempt to climb the ranked leaderboard in order to acquire unique rewards. We’ll be running new seasons every few weeks, so you’ll have a fresh new challenge and a new set of rewards to strive for.

Events enter Diamond Dynasty in MLB The Show 17 and challenge you to build a team based on themed Event rules. Speedsters, sluggers, and switch hitters will have their moments to shine in these rotating, time-limited Events. Be strategic with your lineup decisions, field your best team, and take on opponents to earn Event rewards based on your hot streaks and overall win totals.

Assert your team’s dominance across North America as you attempt to conquer each MLB team in this single-player, strategy-focused, experience.

Battle Royale
Battle Royale is the most challenging and competitive game mode Diamond Dynasty has ever seen. In this player-versus-player experience, you’ll be challenged to draft a team and outlast opponents in a double-elimination tournament to acquire unique rewards.

Updated Content
Diamond Dynasty will see the addition of new players (legends, flashbacks, and more), daily attribute updates for current-day MLB players, new Missions and Programs, updated rewards in many of our modes (Ranked Seasons, Battle Royale, Events, Conquest), and promotional packs and store items.

And Much More
Play casual, unranked, games against other players online, play with your friends in custom challenges, play against any of the 30 MLB teams, or play against another players’ Diamond Dynasty teams controlled by the CPU.

  • Zach

    Can I just say this now? BORE I have no interest in these fantasy modes

    • Thomas Young

      Some people just like a sports game to be more than a paint by numbers simulation in which you spend hours and hours tweaking to get the exact results you want. These fantasy modes have made sports game relevant to me a gain. And I used to be nothing but a sim gamer.

      • Zach

        Don’t get me wrong the MyPlayer/Road to the Show aspect is great but trading cards in video games to me makes no sense. You can just do a fantasy draft in franchise mode and it does the same thing minus the little kid aspect of being excited over what packs to open. I understand where people are coming from with the modes though. It definitely enhances sports games

        • I think it’s the social aspect that separates it from something like a franchise fantasy draft. Taking those teams/players online against others, showing off who they’ve acquired/earned/lucked into on social media and Youtube, and so on. There’s a competitive aspect to that process too.

          • Zach

            I guess I see where you are coming from, but they definitely do put a lot of emphasis into those modes and make it a priority over other modes at times which bothers me a lot about sports games. This goes for NBA 2K, Madden, NHL, The Show etc. They neglect Franchise mode and add minor details to make it seem restructured. They are all guilty of this

        • Rebel

          I don’t care for Diamond Dynasty either, but I can see why it appeals to people. As long as it doesn’t take away from the quality of the rest of the game I’m fine with it. I haven’t played The Show series long enough to tell if this is taking away from the quality of the rest of the game like 2k and EA have let theirs do but right now it doesn’t appear to be the case.

      • SockfulOfNickels

        I’m with you man… I LOVE Diamond Dynasty. And I love the addition of events, hopefully there’s a lot of them!

  • Casor_Greener

    Another over rated addition. I’ve been playing the Show since “08 and I can say there were only 2 years where I noticed real improvement. The last year it was only on PS3 and 2 years ago. Since then I’ve seen on real additions despite all this Diamond Dynasty bs and “increased ball physyics”.

  • Darrin

    I couldn’t care less about DD.. I buy this game every year but just not for this. I’m excited for the MLB Network presentation package! But the new gameplay looks like it’s been improved a lot as well! Already preordered the MVP edition cannot wait for this year!

  • Marcus

    DD is lame, and people need to not talk about stupid card collecting on their podcasts TJ!

  • Kid Fleetfoot

    All I know is I pre-ordered it a few hours ago for PS4. Lots of options I won’t use but I expect I’ll enjoy it as usual.
    This year I can’t buy the PS3 version also because it’s not coming out. Too bad.

  • King

    Why can they have a World Baseball Clasic mode? 🙁