Last week we took a brief look at MLB 15 The Show and got you caught up on some of the history behind the premiere MLB franchise currently on the market.
The March 31st release date is right around the corner and you know that we’ll be there day 1 on PSN to battle it out for baseball diamond supremacy!
Sony San Diego is continuing to push the boundaries of console sports games with this new edition, and we’re exploring all the awesome new features that promise to be exciting.
In a first for the series, MLB 15 The Show will include licensed equipment and sponsorships to use in the Road to the Show and Franchise modes from a number of the most recognizable brands in baseball, including:
While Sponsorships will earn you passive income as you play, the developers have taken a major cue from the RPG genre.
They’ve added equip-able gear that not only makes your players look great but boosts their stats and abilities too, adding a brand new level of customization to the way that you play and build out your team.
In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the series, 30 of baseball’s most historically iconic players are playable in MLB 15 The Show (thanks to Sony San Diego’s partnership with the MLB Player’s Alumni Association).
Known as “Legends”, every time you collect an entire team in Diamond Dynasty you can unlock one iconic alumni player from that team for your own squad.
In Franchise mode the whole pool of Legends is immediately available for use.
Up until now the expectation was that you would pour your heart and soul into a game for 12 months, buy the new title upon release, and then repeat the whole process again.
It was frustratingly redundant, but we didn‘t know any better.
Those days are over..at least for baseball fans.
For the first time ever a console sports game will allow you to import your progress from last year’s release. This means that all those long hours, days, and months do not have to be abandoned and left to collect dust in the dark corners of your consoles HDD.
Instead, you can import them into MLB 15 The Show and continue right where you left off.
When the feature was first announced it received tentative applause as it wasn’t clear whether the game’s ability to import your older data would be tied solely to the console that you owned the previous version on.
So if you played MLB 14 on the Playstation 3 the worry was that you would only be able to import your data to the Playstation 3 version of 15. All that worrying was for nothing!
If you’ve recently upgraded to Playstation 4 I’m happy to report that ALL of your save files from the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita versions of MLB 14 can be uploaded through Sony’s cloud-save feature directly in MLB 14.
From there they can be downloaded and imported into your PlayStation 4 copy of MLB 15 The Show.
If that’s not enough to get you excited, than rejoice because we haven’t even begun to scratch the surface of everything that’s been added or improved.
And in just a few days you’ll be able to experience it all for yourself!