The first MLB The Show 22 reveals are finally in – and we’ve now learned the game’s cover athlete, release date, and all the platforms it will launch on, including a first for the entire series!
Here’s everything we know about MLB The Show 22 so far from its new cover athlete, release date, platforms, new features, and more.
LATEST – Shohei Ohtani REVEALED as MLB The Show 22 Cover Athlete
That’s not all Sony San Diego had in store for us in its first reveals, as we also learned the game’s official release date, April 5th, and the news that MLB The Show 22 will be the series debut on Nintendo Switch!
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MLB The Show 22 Release Date
We’ve finally got confirmation – the MLB The Show 22 release date will be April 5, 2022!
Just like we saw with MLB The Show 21, they’ve confirmed MLB The Show 22 will also hit Xbox Game Pass on Day One, which remains a huge bonus for Xbox players.
This puts their launch a bit later than we saw last year with MLB The Show 21’s April 20, 2021 release date, but it lines up much closer to the potential MLB Opening Day on March 31, 2022.
Of course, that’s assuming nothing about this MLB season gets delayed by the ongoing lockout, which we’ve fortunately learned will not impact MLB The Show 22.
Cover Athlete & Trailer Revealed
We’ve learned the official MLB The Show 22 cover athlete will be none other than Shohei Ohtani, and in reality there was no other choice.
At just 27-years-old, Shohei Ohtani put on a year for the ages in 2021 by finishing the season as an All-Star, All-MLB First Team, AP Athlete of the Year, and American League MVP.
He also won the Silver Slugger Award, Edgar Martinez Award, and Commissioner’s Historic Achievement Award, further solidifying him as the biggest superstar in baseball today.
This very first trailer focuses entirely on the reveal of Shohei Ohtani, and it highlights some of what has made his career so special and why he’s earned this honor.
We’re sure to get more trailers in the coming days and weeks, but this is our first glimpse as we look ahead to the launch of MLB The Show 22.
Platforms, Price & Editions
MLB The Show 22 will be available to more gamers than ever before this year as it hits five different platforms across three gaming console families.
MLB The Show 22 will launch on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch. This is the very first time they’ve been on a Nintendo platform, and only the second year the game has not been a PlayStation exclusive.
We expect to have an MVP Edition and Digital Deluxe Edition in addition to the Standard Edition of MLB The Show 22, as they’ve been mentioned as including both the current gen and next gen versions of the game, but we don’t know further details yet.
MLB The Show 22 Standard Edition will be $59.99 on PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch, but it will be $69.99 on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S.
For players who purchase the digital version of the game on PS4 or Xbox One, they’ll be able to spend $10 at a later time for a digital upgrade to PS5 or Xbox Series X|S.
We saw several major features debut with MLB The Show 21, including the new Pinpoint Pitching system and additions like Stadium Creator.
We’ve learned Stadium Creator will be back, but it remains exclusive to the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S versions of MLB The Show 22.
Crossplay and cross-platform progression also return this year, even including the new Nintendo Switch version.
We should get detailed Feature Reveal videos in the coming weeks diving deeper into the various game modes and how things will be upgraded this year.
Pre Order rewards could include Early Access
As always, we’re bound to get some Pre Order rewards once MLB The Show 22 is finally getting near the launch date. What we don’t know is what rewards we can expect.
Hopefully, we’ll see some extra rewards for the various game modes, but what we’d really like to see is early access.
Once we get a full rundown on all the pre order rewards for MLB The Show 22, we’ll keep you updated right here.
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