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MLB 2K13 News Post


In a shocking development, baseball is coming to the Xbox 360 in 2013 after all. 2K Sports has just announced MLB 2K13 will arrive on March 5th, 2013 for 360 and PS3. Kotaku's Owen Good picked up on the story earlier this morning. Check out the official press release below.

Official Press Release

2K Sports Announces Major League Baseball 2K13 and Return of the Perfect Game Challenge

Cy Young Award Winner and Tampa Bay Rays` ace David Price named cover athlete

2K Sports today announced that the Company has reached an agreement with Major League Baseball, the Major League Baseball Players Association, and Major League Baseball Advanced Media to release Major League Baseball 2K13, the next iteration of the popular MLB 2K franchise. MLB 2K13 will be available on March 5, 2013,for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation3 computer entertainment system.

"We`d like to thank our league partners for their support in helping us reach an agreement to bring back MLB 2K," said Jason Argent, vice president of marketing for 2K Sports. "We know fans are extremely passionate about the MLB 2K series and the Perfect Game Challenge."

David Price, ace pitcher for the Tampa Bay Rays, has been selected as the cover athlete for MLB 2K13. Price was recently named the American League Cy Young Award winner after posting a 20-5 record and league-best 2.56 ERA. Price edged out MLB 2K12 cover athlete Justin Verlander for the honors, and is the third consecutive reigning Cy Young Award winner to grace the cover of an MLB 2K game.

"It`s a dream come true to appear on the cover of MLB 2K13," concluded Price, who helped lead the Rays to their fourth 90-win season in the last five years. "I`m looking forward to working with the 2K Sports team again, and welcoming another skilled gamer into `The Perfect Club.`"

The Perfect Game Challenge*, 2K Sports` groundbreaking $1 million competition, will also be returning for a fourth consecutive year and introduce a new contest format with exciting ways to win. Since 2010, 2K Sports has awarded $3 million in prize money to players exhibiting the highest caliber of skill in throwing a perfect game in MLB 2K. Last year`s Perfect Game Challenge achieved record participation numbers, with nearly 1 million attempts made and more than 1,000 perfect games registered. The contest was won by 21-year-old Christopher Gilmore, who prevailed in an eight-person tournament at the MLB FanCave in New York City. Complete details of this year`s contest will be announced at a later date.

Developed by Visual Concepts, a 2K Sports studio, MLB2K13 is not yet rated by the ESRB and will be available on March 5, 2013 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 system.

For more information on 2K Sports, visit www.2KSports.com.

For more information on MLB 2K13, visit http://www.facebook.com/MLB2K.

Source - There Will Be Baseball on the Xbox 360; Major League Baseball 2K13 Returns (Kotaku)

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Member Comments
# 81 Cubfan @ 01/09/13 05:45 PM
Good news for those that only have a 360.
 
# 82 Money99 @ 01/09/13 05:52 PM
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Originally Posted by lhslancers
Pitch speed too fast? I'm 61 years old and play the game on default speed. 5.
How many hours have you put into the series?
The Show is anything but simple or easy when you first play it. Like I said before, I don't have 10+ hours a week to play this game.

I think there was a poll put on O.S. a few months ago asking what pitch speed people have it set to.
A majority (over 60%) I believe had it at 0, while another chunk of people said they wanted it even lower than that.

And in the SCEA run test groups, which Russell has spoken about here time and time again, the resounding request from all of these groups was that the game was too hard, and the pitch speed is too fast.

The Show is anything but pick-up-and-play. It's for the hardcore that have oodles of time to play on.
With 2K, I never felt frustrated. And the slider sets, which are superior to The Shows, make it a lot more customizable to mold the game however you like.
 
# 83 Behindshadows @ 01/09/13 05:55 PM
I wish people would stop saying that....

Good for people who only have 360....

No it's good for business and competition. I am sure 360 only gamers could survive with baseball.

I own all consoles and PC... and regardless I think it's good for 2ksports, because they almost removed another title from their library.
 
# 84 bigdoc85 @ 01/09/13 06:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Money99
Different strokes. I've tried playing The Show. Several times. And to me, it's nearly unplayable, while 2K11 and 2K12 have been a lot of fun, and more than just 'playable'.

In the Show the pitch speeds are way too fast, even at 0 (Russel admits that the majority of people they test the game on, have said so as well).
It's incredibly difficult to pick up on what pitch is being delivered, and the CPU is very good even at low levels.
I'm sure several Show fans will say "Wow, this guy stinks if he thinks that way".
Yes, I stink. And I know that practice would help.
But here's the thing. I'm nearly 40, have a wife, 2 active kids, and a 50-hour work week. I have maybe 5 to 6 hours of game playing time during the week.
I don't feel it should be necessary to put in 60 hours in a game in order to enjoy it, or be good at it.
With 2K, I can. Right away.
With Hitters Eye, a higher slider scale and lower settings that are truly easy, I can pick up and play immediately.

The Show deserves it's accolades. But I don't think words like 'unplayable' are warranted with 2k11 or 2K12. Both were very good games that many have enjoyed.
Money. I hear you. I have both games (The Show 12 and 2k12) -- I enjoy both but I do appreciate the playability of 2k11 and 2k12, especially for the casual gamers like you and me in our 40's with wife and kids.
 
# 85 Knight165 @ 01/09/13 06:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Mt Oread





M.K.
Knight165
 
# 86 malky @ 01/09/13 06:18 PM
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Originally Posted by yougo1000
WOW I bought a new game system just because the show was the only baseball game on the xbox.
Trust me you won't be disappointed with your decision
 
# 87 mpgm @ 01/09/13 06:23 PM
No PC version 2k13 ?
good pc market give up one's right
a disappointing result
 
# 88 Reed1417 @ 01/09/13 06:46 PM
Well well talk about shocking. Now I'm not a fan of the 2k baseball games because I feel The Show does it better but by no means am I a *****. I have both a 360 and PS3 so if the demo can convince me to pick this up then I may have 2 baseball games this spring. That my friends is awesome =]
 
# 89 HustlinOwl @ 01/09/13 06:47 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Money99
How many hours have you put into the series?
The Show is anything but simple or easy when you first play it. Like I said before, I don't have 10+ hours a week to play this game.

I think there was a poll put on O.S. a few months ago asking what pitch speed people have it set to.
A majority (over 60%) I believe had it at 0, while another chunk of people said they wanted it even lower than that.

And in the SCEA run test groups, which Russell has spoken about here time and time again, the resounding request from all of these groups was that the game was too hard, and the pitch speed is too fast.

The Show is anything but pick-up-and-play. It's for the hardcore that have oodles of time to play on.
With 2K, I never felt frustrated. And the slider sets, which are superior to The Shows, make it a lot more customizable to mold the game however you like.
new beginner mode is your friend
 
# 90 SoxFan01605 @ 01/09/13 06:50 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by mpgm
No PC version 2k13 ?
good pc market give up one's right
a disappointing result


Jokes aside, there was early uncertainty about a PC version last year and it worked out. 2K's marketing is terrible, so there's a chance it simply was not initially listed. Hopefully that's the case here, since the PC version is the only way for me to go with this series.
 
# 91 tvman @ 01/09/13 06:51 PM
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Originally Posted by HustlinOwl
new beginner mode is your friend
Last I looked this is the 2K forum!!!
 
# 92 HustlinOwl @ 01/09/13 06:52 PM
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Originally Posted by tvman
Last I looked this is the 2K forum!!!
so why is he discussing the show??
 
# 93 tvman @ 01/09/13 06:56 PM
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Originally Posted by HustlinOwl
so why is he discussing the show??
Because it sucks?
 
# 94 Ollienyy @ 01/09/13 06:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Knight165
What are those words I was looking for?...

Oh...yeah...

I TOLD YOU SO

M.K.
Knight165
Did the Devs at SCEA know that 2K were working on this and told you?

I am psyched to have baseball back on the 360! That and the Show, yay!
 
# 95 pietasterp @ 01/09/13 07:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Money99
LOL! Can't wait to read this guy's review. Seems he's made his mind up already.
Don't bother...the site - as far as it pertains to sports gaming - is useless. The rest I can't speak to.
 
# 96 XCWLoki @ 01/09/13 07:08 PM
When I heard that a new baseball game was announced I thought "EA EA EA" and then this. Oh well, I guess it would have been kind of weird if XBOX didn't get a baseball game. Exclusive licenses suck.
 
# 97 lhslancers @ 01/09/13 07:13 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Money99
How many hours have you put into the series?
The Show is anything but simple or easy when you first play it. Like I said before, I don't have 10+ hours a week to play this game.

I think there was a poll put on O.S. a few months ago asking what pitch speed people have it set to.
A majority (over 60%) I believe had it at 0, while another chunk of people said they wanted it even lower than that.

And in the SCEA run test groups, which Russell has spoken about here time and time again, the resounding request from all of these groups was that the game was too hard, and the pitch speed is too fast.

The Show is anything but pick-up-and-play. It's for the hardcore that have oodles of time to play on.
With 2K, I never felt frustrated. And the slider sets, which are superior to The Shows, make it a lot more customizable to mold the game however you like.
About 3 weeks. To be fair I have been playing PYS since April. Just got back into sports gaming this year after playing GTA and Uncharted the past few years. Entering 2nd childhood.
 
# 98 Behindshadows @ 01/09/13 07:35 PM
For all the PS3 users who are 2ksports bias and love the Show so much, stop posting here thank you....

For all the MLB 2k series gamers, hello guys....Mr. Behindshadows has more eye-candy for you....

I know the PC version wasn't listed, but I'm sure they are making one, as they always forget to say it is in the initial release info's.

Below are images I should took, in respects to the cover man and in respects to the PC Community on why that version is a must have.

Here is with Enhanced Graphics, Custom Accessories, Real Jerseys Mod and extreme detailed cyberfaces added. To make this game look real.

Not to mention complete stadium overhauls....

Enjoy!!! MLB 2k12 Modded Edition (BSHADOWS Exclusives)

If a 2k dev is seeing this....this is why the PC version is a must...










 
# 99 jeffy777 @ 01/09/13 07:35 PM
This is good news. Wasn't expecting this at all. The more, the merrier.
 
# 100 lnin0 @ 01/09/13 07:36 PM
Great news. As a 360 owner it was starting to get depressing with all The Show previews and chatter starting and no line of site to any MLB game on the Xbox. Welcome back old friend.
 


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