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MLB 08 The Show Announced For PS3, PS2 and PSP

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If you’re into baseball at all, you know how great the MLB series is.? To see it coming back to all 3 platforms is a joy.? Here’s the full release:

Popular Baseball Franchise Looks to Retain Title as The Most Realistic Baseball Game

FOSTER CITY, Calif., Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ — Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. (SCEA) announced today that MLB 08 THE SHOW(TM) will be available in Spring 2008, exclusively for PLAYSTATION(R)3 (PS3(TM)), PlayStation(R)2 and PSP(R) (PlayStation(R)Portable). Already widely considered the most authentic baseball game available, the next iteration of the critically acclaimed franchise, MLB 08 THE SHOW, is set to provide fans with the most realistic baseball experience to date.

Reflecting on the history of the franchise, the longest-running officially licensed baseball title on PlayStation(R) platforms, the SCEA San Diego Studios development team went into this season looking to build upon the history and success of the franchise, by raising the level of authenticity and realism, and creating the perfect blend of features and unique gameplay opportunities.

To deliver the closest experience possible, next to actually trying to make it in the Majors, MLB 08 THE SHOW introduces a more immersive Road to The Show mode. As gamers attempt to make a starting line-up in the Big Leagues, playing on both offense and defense from a custom-created player’s perspective, a more robust dynamic goal system and a new career advancement system will determine when a player is eligible for a promotion. Additionally, custom-created players are more interactive. As a position player, gamers will be able to further adjust that players positioning, catchers will endure more defense situations, and pitchers will now experience mound visits with user interaction — all making Road to The Show mode even more realistic.

“Baseball fans know that the MLB franchise has been met with critical acclaim and has a long-standing winning tradition,” said Scott Rohde, senior director, product development, SCEA San Diego Studios. “MLB 08 THE SHOW continues to display our commitment to delivering highly-innovative and improved features in order to provide an unrivaled simulation with a broadcast quality presentation.”

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