MLB 2K12 News Post

Featuring exclusive original track from G-Side – free to download on SPIN.com; Plus artists Bass Drum of Death, Grouplove, Skrillex, The Vaccines, and more

New York, NY – February 16, 2012 – 2K Sports today announced that they have partnered with SPIN Media, the premier resource for music discovery, to create a 13-song soundtrack for the upcoming Major League Baseball® 2K12, the eagerly anticipated next iteration of the popular MLB 2K series, which hits stores nationwide on March 6, 2012.

The release of MLB 2K12 marks the first time that SPIN has collaborated on a video game soundtrack and the first time 2K Sports has worked with a music media company. The baseball-loving team behind SPIN jumped at the chance to curate the game and enlisted a hard-hitting team to select the songs.

The resulting playlist covers all bases with a wide range of musical genres from hip-hop and electronic, to rock and pop, and includes both established and emerging artists, reflecting the true diversity of baseball fans. Earning themselves the unofficial title of “most valuable players,” Alabama rap duo and SPIN breaking-out artists, G-Side, recorded an exclusive original track called “Put Me in the Game” – hitting a home run with the fresh, futuristic, synth-heavy beat.

G-Side’s exclusive track, which is inspired by “defying odds to achieve something greater in life,” can be downloaded for free at SPIN.com/mlb2k12 starting February 21. The rest of the soundtrack will also be available to stream.

"When the match is right, music and sports can complement each other in a profound way, so curating SPIN’s first video game soundtrack was an exciting challenge. We were thrilled to be asked by 2K Sports, and took seriously the responsibility of sharing some of our favorite tracks with MLB fans,” said Charles Aaron, SPIN Editorial Director. “Many special thanks, of course, go to G-Side for providing an awesome new track."

MLB 2K12 features AL MVP and Cy Young Award winner Justin Verlander on the cover along with a robust list of features and game modes, improved gameplay, and the return of the $1 Million Perfect Game Challenge, which will award one MLB 2K12 gamer the coveted grand prize. SPIN’s hand-picked soundtrack bolsters an immersive baseball experience.

“This year’s soundtrack is easily the best yet thanks to SPIN,” said Jason Argent, vice president of marketing, 2K Sports. “They are experts in the music industry and our fans are really going to enjoy the playlist they selected when playing MLB 2K12. Music is a key element in our sports titles, so when we’re working hard to create the best, most authentic experience for fans we expect the soundtrack to follow the same beat.”

The complete track listing for the MLB 2K12 soundtrack includes:
  • Bass Drum of Death, "Get Found"
  • Explosions in the Sky, "Trembling Hands"
  • The Cool Kids, "Boomin'"
  • The Vaccines, "If You Wanna"
  • G-Side, "Put Me in the Game"
  • Grouplove, "Colours"
  • JEFF the Brotherhood, "Shredder"
  • My Morning Jacket, "Holdin On to Black Metal"
  • Skrillex, "Nice Sprites & Scary Monsters"
  • Telekinesis, "Please Ask for Help"
  • The Joy Formidable, "Austere"
  • Atmosphere, "Just for Show"
  • Pretty Lights, "Hot Like Dimes"
MLB 2K12 is rated E for everyone by the ESRB and will be available March 6, 2012 for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation® 3 computer entertainment system, Wii™ system, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, Nintendo DS™ and Windows PC.

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Member Comments
# 1 Blzer @ 02/16/12 05:03 PM
I don't get it. They hired someone to suggest what songs to put in their game?
# 2 sydrogerdavid @ 02/16/12 05:23 PM
And I still don't know who these people are.
# 3 ratedmoney @ 02/16/12 06:17 PM
The thing I cnat get out of my mind is how bad the graphics look in that pic. Cant wait for the demo though
# 4 Watson @ 02/16/12 06:20 PM

How the hell do you go from Pearl Jam to DUBSTEP.

all the rage.
# 5 ozeman @ 02/16/12 06:23 PM
Cant wait to turn it all off as soon as the game loads for the first time.
# 6 jyoung @ 02/16/12 06:29 PM
Jeff the Brotherhood is from Nashville. That's the only reason I know them.

I just don't get why these companies put so few songs in their sports games. Regardless of song quality, I always grow to hate the songs in sports game soundtracks after hearing the same 10 or so tracks over and over again all year long.
# 7 Super Glock @ 02/16/12 07:09 PM
Those graphics look absolutely horrible.
# 8 queensbomber @ 02/16/12 07:32 PM
I agree with the graphics...looks like PS2.
# 9 Reggie16 @ 02/16/12 09:25 PM
Im amazed haha (not in a good way)
# 10 jimmyl008 @ 02/16/12 10:36 PM
I wish they'd skip the soundtrack completely (or just use generic sports presentation music) and give us the option to load our own tracks into the game. They could put that money toward improving gameplay instead of licensing crap songs that I immediately silence.
# 11 Bulls321974 @ 02/17/12 06:47 AM
The more I look at this image the less I can accept it's actually from XBox 360! The graphics are a joke! They're less than average! I mean, it's the year 2012! The XBox 360 is now more than six years old. Don't tell me, 2K, you can't get more out of this hardware than what we've been seeing during the past years! Geez...
# 12 boomhauertjs @ 02/17/12 06:53 AM
The Joy Formidable is a great live band. Saw them play a free show at the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame and they killed it. Check out some of their stuff.
# 13 Metroalex @ 02/17/12 09:46 AM
I'm concerned when your feature list is so little/unchanged from last year that you feel announcing your soundtrack is a big deal.

And ugh, that screenshot. This game better be budget-priced.
# 14 BlingBling19 @ 02/17/12 12:18 PM
Is that a picture of this years game?
# 15 Bulls321974 @ 02/17/12 04:57 PM
Originally Posted by BlingBling19
Is that a picture of this years game?
The picture's almost screaming "Major League Baseball 2K12"...
# 16 Tomba @ 02/17/12 05:24 PM
It seriosly looks like nothing has changed since 2k11

Thats ok havent played since 2k10
# 17 areobee401 @ 02/17/12 05:50 PM
Originally Posted by Tomba
It seriosly looks like nothing has changed since 2k11

Thats ok havent played since 2k10
Haven't played the 2k baseball series since 2k9. So everything in 2k12 will be new to me.
# 18 Doormat @ 02/17/12 07:31 PM
Originally Posted by Steve_OS
[*]Skrillex, "Nice Sprites & Scary Monsters"

I don't know about you guys but I love dusbtep except for the fact that most games now are putting it in their trailers and soundtracks. I don't mind this one
# 19 Woodweaver @ 02/17/12 09:08 PM
Originally Posted by LilWayneFTW

I don't know about you guys but I love dusbtep except for the fact that most games now are putting it in their trailers and soundtracks. I don't mind this one
Favorite Skrillex remix & video (unofficial):

# 20 Pared @ 02/18/12 08:39 AM
Some great musical choices - I'm a fan.

And how do you not know what Spin is?

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