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MLB The Show 18 Standard, Digital Deluxe, MVP & All Rise Editions Revealed

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MLB The Show 18 Standard, Digital Deluxe, MVP & All Rise Editions Revealed

MLB The Show 18 will once again have plenty of Editions to choose from this year. Check out the details below.

MLB The Show 18 Standard Edition ($59.99)

When you pre-order, you will receive 10 additional Standard Packs and 1 Legend card for The Show 18 when you pick-up or download the game from any retailer. Pre-order at GameStop and receive an additional 5 Standard Packs and bring your total Standard Packs to 15. Lastly, if you pre-order at PS Store, you’ll get 5,000 stubs for MLB The Show 18 and instantly receive an exclusive Aaron Judge Rookie Flashback Card you can use right now in MLB The Show 17.

MLB The Show 18 MVP Edition ($69.99)

The gamers’ favorite MVP Edition is back for another year! With an approximate $130 USD in added content – this 69.99 USD/89.99 CAD (MSRP) edition not only includes a ton of digital goods but also the limited edition Steel Book (physical version only). It’s available for pre-order now at retail and at PlayStation Store.

MVP Edition includes:

  • Full Game
  • Limited Edition Steel Book*
  • In-game contents include:
  • Mission Starter for a Gold Player
  • 5,000 Stubs
  • 1 Sponsor Pack
  • 1 Classic Stadium
  • 10 Standard Packs
  • 30 MLB PS4 Themes

*available in physical edition only.

MLB The Show 18 Digital Deluxe Edition ($99.99)

For our top tier Diamond Dynasty and Road To The Show fans, we are bringing back The Digital Deluxe Edition for ’18 exclusive to the PlayStation Store. The Digital Deluxe Edition has an approximate $200 USD value in digital goods for only $99.99 USD/$129.99 CAD. For those of you that need packs on packs on packs, this is the edition for you.

Digital Deluxe Edition includes:

  • Full Game
  • Mission Starter for a Diamond Player
  • Mission Starter for a Gold Player
  • Digital Deluxe Lead Off Pack
  • 11,000 Stubs
  • 1 Sponsor Pack
  • 1 Classic Stadium
  • 20 Standard Packs
  • 30 MLB PS4 Themes

MLB The Show 18 All Rise Edition ($99.99)

How about something shiny and new? With rookie Phenom, Aaron Judge gracing the cover this year we wanted to create a collector’s edition worthy of The Judge. To do so, we partnered with New Era once again to create a limited All Rise 9FIFTY snap back cap to commemorate Aaron being on the cover this year.

All Rise Edition includes:

  • Full Game
  • Exclusive New Era All Rise Edition 9FIFTY Hat
  • Limited Edition MVP Edition Steel Book
  • In-game contents include:
  • Digital Diamond Dynasty New Era All Rise Edition 9FIFTY Hat for use in game
  • Diamond Mission Starter for a Diamond player
  • Gold Mission Starter for a Gold player
  • 11,000 Stubs
  • 1 Sponsor Pack
  • 10 Standard Packs
  • 1 Classic Stadium
  • 30 MLB PS4 Themes (one for each MLB team)

Pre-order at GameStop or the PlayStation Store and get Early Access to the game with First Pitch Weekend. With this, you’ll be able to pick up or download your copy on March 23, a full four days before the regular release on March 27.

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  1. ShowTyme15
    I'll be getting the MVP edition as usual. Will be getting it on March 23. CAN'T WAIT!

    Yep I'll go into work tomorrow and put in my vacation request for March 26th thru 30th.
    :)
    So ordering from Best Buy or Amazon means release day is March 27? Damn, I really have to consider this since I get 20% off. Getting it 4 days early + 5 additional packs for preordering at GameStop vs saving $12 using Best Buy GCU or Amazon Prime discount for standard edition.
    dkstariob
    So ordering from Best Buy or Amazon means release day is March 27? Damn, I really have to consider this since I get 20% off. Getting it 4 days early + 5 additional packs for preordering at GameStop vs saving $12 using Best Buy GCU or Amazon Prime discount for standard edition.

    I thought about it as well, but the problem is I'm weak and have no self control...:lol:
    So, I'll continue to hold out hope that this offer extends to Best Buy, but if not, I'll get it from GameStop.
    countryboy
    Yep I'll go into work tomorrow and put in my vacation request for March 26th thru 30th.
    :)

    Taking a little Showcation I see. I do the same thing. I usually take time off in February and March for Spring Training and the start of the season.
    countryboy
    I thought about it as well, but the problem is I'm weak and have no self control...:lol:
    So, I'll continue to hold out hope that this offer extends to Best Buy, but if not, I'll get it from GameStop.

    I hope so as well, but I doubt it since GameStop seems to have a great relationship with SDS (or is paying SDS enough money for the exclusives) to be the only retailer to sell the Hall of Fame Edition last year and now the All Rise Edition. I might just get it at GameStop.
    ShowTyme15
    Taking a little Showcation I see. I do the same thing. I usually take time off in February and March for Spring Training and the start of the season.

    Normally I take off the first two days of March Madness (Thursday/Friday) and then take off the week of the Show's release.
    dkstariob
    I hope so as well, but I doubt it since GameStop seems to have a great relationship with SDS (or is paying SDS enough money for the exclusives) to be the only retailer to sell the Hall of Fame Edition last year and now the All Rise Edition. I might just get it at GameStop.

    I'll buy at Gamestop. Will be the first thing I've bought from there in quite sometime. :)
    for me to buy this game this year there going to have to do an awful lot and i mean an awful lot. all these different versions, play the game early, blah blah blah... all i see in video gaming is money grab now.Stuff that shoulda been in-game previous, is held back for a new coat of paint on the new game, its not just this game, its all games thats coming out. one company said heyyyyy lets give incentive to release the game early ( they'll buyyyy it for sure) now every company follows suit. the request we ask for hardly ever make it in the game, or its also held up with some kind of rule or regulation, or license problem, its always something... it aint np though me handing over my money though... i said i wasn't buying any more titles unless i see true innovation and i mean it...tired of giving my money to half sliced pie! yep i said it... dont be fooled...
    To be honest I will need to see if the fields, players, and graphics have improved at all before I drop another 80 or 100 or whatever it is. If this still looks like a stale game there is no way they are getting my money.
    The colors in this game are in need of a big overhaul if you ask me. I am hoping HDR has lent them some inspiration to get a more realistic look.
    Pre-Order online and Digital Deluxe I didn't even really play 17 at all. will make up for that this winter going into 18. I may play only Offline franchise, however, i do need cards to sell to help me get some capital for my upcoming franchise. Now the only question will be what team to play as and to go default rosters, or OSFM. Then to go Fantasy draft or real-life team...
    time to start saving up for it
    Can't wait for this game. I don't need any fancy versions or special "editions." I don't play online or play any in-game games. I don't even know what those packs are for or what they do.
    I just do a fantasy draft and play for a couple months to get used to the game. Once OS drops their roster, I plug it in and play a couple full seasons (all games) until the season ends. After the season, I upload the end of season or post trade deadline version and play a full season during the off season.
    I love this game as is. I don't need any special edition or chasers. Can't wait to give them my money again in March.
    countryboy
    Please SDS, let the MVP Edition be pre-ordered/sold at Best Buy. Don't make me go to the darkside. :(
    :cool:

    I don't see why it wouldn't be, I got the MVP Edition from Best Buy for this year's game. Reading the article, it sounds like early access is only from Gamestop if you don't get it digitally.
    DanH35
    I don't see why it wouldn't be, I got the MVP Edition from Best Buy for this year's game. Reading the article, it sounds like early access is only from Gamestop if you don't get it digitally.

    Oops I was confused.
    I thought you had to pre-order the MVP edition or up to get the game 4 days early and that it was only available at Gamestop or via PS Store.
    After re-reading, it appears that you can pre-order any version at Gamestop or the PS Store and get it 4 days early.
    Either way, I'm pre-ordering at Gamestop I guess and I'll most likely get the MVP Edition because I want the classic stadium.
    It's about time, for SDS to take off the training wheels and introduce tunning/updates to this title. Madden and NBA 2k have tunning updates(5 years running) without patches that improves gameplay, it is time SDS get on the tunning bandwagon.
    I’m hoping retro mode is back in and wishful thinking(doubtful) is that you can play a season in it.
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    TerryP
    It sounds like from the MVP Edition on up, there will be a new classic stadium.

    Not necessarily, doesn't it just mean that you will get a classic stadium card so you can use it in DD. There could be new classics but thats not what that means
    The Kid 24
    When is this available for pre-order?
    GS or BB doesnt have it listed on their sites.

    my local Gamestop has it available for pre-order. This was in store.
    Its now available on Gamestop's website for pre-order.
    StormsWarning
    for me to buy this game this year there going to have to do an awful lot and i mean an awful lot. all these different versions, play the game early, blah blah blah... all i see in video gaming is money grab now.Stuff that shoulda been in-game previous, is held back for a new coat of paint on the new game, its not just this game, its all games thats coming out. one company said heyyyyy lets give incentive to release the game early ( they'll buyyyy it for sure) now every company follows suit. the request we ask for hardly ever make it in the game, or its also held up with some kind of rule or regulation, or license problem, its always something... it aint np though me handing over my money though... i said i wasn't buying any more titles unless i see true innovation and i mean it...tired of giving my money to half sliced pie! yep i said it... dont be fooled...

    Agree 100%. This series is stale stale stale. Presentation, at least, needs a desperate overhaul. Gameplay to me is about spot on every year, and the tweaks they do help. Presentation, overall animations, models, game modes. All of those need some love.
    Ah yes, The hype train is in full swing .....again! I am getting old and wiser in my years and see that SDS is targeting the weak minded with these exclusive only pre-order releases of MLBTS. Yes I agree, No, not falling for it this time. I will wait and see what they have to offer first. I want to see if they have improved in gameplay, franchise and career mode but will prob wait some more until this game is on sale down the road.
    StormsWarning
    for me to buy this game this year there going to have to do an awful lot and i mean an awful lot. all these different versions, play the game early, blah blah blah... all i see in video gaming is money grab now.Stuff that shoulda been in-game previous, is held back for a new coat of paint on the new game, its not just this game, its all games thats coming out. one company said heyyyyy lets give incentive to release the game early ( they'll buyyyy it for sure) now every company follows suit. the request we ask for hardly ever make it in the game, or its also held up with some kind of rule or regulation, or license problem, its always something... it aint np though me handing over my money though... i said i wasn't buying any more titles unless i see true innovation and i mean it...tired of giving my money to half sliced pie! yep i said it... dont be fooled...
    Formula1Racing
    Ah yes, The hype train is in full swing .....again! I am getting old and wiser in my years and see that SDS is targeting the weak minded with these exclusive only pre-order releases of MLBTS. Yes I agree, No, not falling for it this time. I will wait and see what they have to offer first. I want to see if they have improved in gameplay, franchise and career mode but will prob wait some more until this game is on sale down the road.

    :lol: :lol: :lol:
    I am sitting out 18 for most of the cycle. Will probably pick it up way down the line (I am talking 4th quarter 2018) to transfer my franchise files.
    I love 17 and will keep playing her. Unless something really makes it a must buy, I felt 17 really nailed it for me on PS4 Pro and it finally felt like a next gen upgrade.
    I am only a franchise mode/classic season mode offline player. I gave the game a real shot online on 15 and 16 and diamond dynasty is fun, but the online play is just awful compared to offline play. Not even close to the same game. So I don't care about DD anymore.
    Enjoy it to those picking it up next year. I will be very late to the party for the first time since MLBTS 10 (did not get that one) I have bought it religiously every year starting with MLBTS11.
    Not this time. I get everything I want out of 17 and the amount of incredible rosters will keep me playing it all next year too.
    Sip_16
    Not necessarily, doesn't it just mean that you will get a classic stadium card so you can use it in DD. There could be new classics but thats not what that means

    Yeah I think your right.
    Guess I'm back to the Standard Edition until further notice. :google:
    This years is not high on my list of priorities yet. I will wait for the CountryBoy stamp of approval before I buy this years game. Even then I may wait for the price drop and a few patches.
    I just watched SCEA's last Twitch stream of the year...
    Only way to get the game early is GS or PS Store... Really sucks for us GCUer's.
    They said we'll find out about features, what's been added, etc for 18 after the New Year... Also said they have some surprises and things we didn't except from them.
    The Kid 24
    I just watched SCEA's last Twitch stream of the year...
    Only way to get the game early is GS or PS Store... Really sucks for us GCUer's.
    They said we'll find out about features, what's been added, etc for 18 after the New Year... Also said they have some surprises and things we didn't except from them.

    Buy from GameStop early. Then buy from best buy on release day. Return copy from Best Buy to GameStop and get money back.
    That's my plan :skillz:
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    Bullit
    This years is not high on my list of priorities yet. I will wait for the CountryBoy stamp of approval before I buy this years game. Even then I may wait for the price drop and a few patches.

    That's too much pressure :y6:
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    The Kid 24
    I just watched SCEA's last Twitch stream of the year...
    Only way to get the game early is GS or PS Store... Really sucks for us GCUer's.
    They said we'll find out about features, what's been added, etc for 18 after the New Year... Also said they have some surprises and things we didn't except from them.

    Why did you have to post that? Why why why?
    I will watch. But still won’t get this game on release. I can wait for a while this time around. That's the plan. But I would love to see some real innovation in franchise mode, presentation and gameplay again. If that happens.....I will will get it sooner rather than later (late summer perhaps for a much lower price).
    Wait and see.
    Armor and Sword
    Why did you have to post that? Why why why?
    I will watch. But still won’t get this game on release. I can wait for a while this time around. That;s the plan. But I would love to see some real innovation in franchise mode, presentation and gameplay again. If that happens.....I will will get it sooner rather than later (late summer perhaps for a much lower price).
    Wait and see.

    Haha sorry bud!
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    You have to be crazy to pre order this game.   There’s always something wrong with it for the 1st month. Hopefully it goes well this year but I doubt it.
    I might be in the same boat as some of you guys in waiting to see how it is. I just got promoted to a salaried position, so I'll be working and seeing so much more baseball than I have previously.
    I also made a decision to get better at guitar since I moved to Nashville. A lot of my time is spent practicing and listening to Sturgill, Jason Isbell, and other similar artists on top of the bands I already liked. I have less free time these days, so I want to try and be more productive.
    KennyJ1976
    You have to be crazy to pre order this game. * There’s always something wrong with it for the 1st month. Hopefully it goes well this year but I doubt it.
    countryboy
    I guess I'm crazy...:y220d:...because I have already pre-ordered.
    If you are for certain going to purchase the game (before the All-Star Break price cut), you might as well pre-order and get some extras/bonuses.
    I know it's the one game I purchase every year, and play the most even with my limited gaming time. It's easily MY best value in games. I'm a baseball nut though! My initials are even MLB, lol.
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    I never buy the Show until they reveal that killer feature that I absolutely need. It's just that for the past 4 years, each version has had something I felt I absolutely needed.
    14: Year to year saves (IMHO best feature ever in a sports game, still rockin the Jays franchise I started in 14) plus the Show on PS4
    15: Dynamic outfielder paths (was getting really frustrated with the CPU catching every single ball they possibly could)
    16: Closed roof stadiums, first implementation of human IK
    17: New ball physics (hopefully just the first attempt that will be tuned and expanded on), quick manage (love it for my minor leagues), PBR, expanded Human IK implementation.
    So yeah, I have no plans to purchase the Show this year yet, but they've been on such a hot streak for me that I'm excited for the feature reveals. In the (unlikely) event that 18 doesn't have enough to get me on board, I'll just wait for a sale to continue my carry over. Either way just standard edition for me. Nothing but franchise.
    The Kid 24

    They said we'll find out about features, what's been added, etc for 18 after the New Year...Also said they have some surprises and things we didn't except from them.

    You have my attention.
    :popcorn:
    TheWarmWind
    I never buy the Show until they reveal that killer feature that I absolutely need. It's just that for the past 4 years, each version has had something I felt I absolutely needed.
    14: Year to year saves (IMHO best feature ever in a sports game, still rockin the Jays franchise I started in 14) plus the Show on PS4
    15: Dynamic outfielder paths (was getting really frustrated with the CPU catching every single ball they possibly could)
    16: Closed roof stadiums, first implementation of human IK
    17: New ball physics (hopefully just the first attempt that will be tuned and expanded on), quick manage (love it for my minor leagues), PBR, expanded Human IK implementation.
    So yeah, I have no plans to purchase the Show this year yet, but they've been on such a hot streak for me that I'm excited for the feature reveals. In the (unlikely) event that 18 doesn't have enough to get me on board, I'll just wait for a sale to continue my carry over. Either way just standard edition for me. Nothing but franchise.

    LOL I am in the same boat. I was not buying 17 then the ball physics, 4K support etc etc.....could not pass it.
    I am waiting to see what they have up their sleeve. If they improve upon gameplay for 17 in a meaningful way and enhance franchise and more importantly to me "Franchise Presentation" knowing my love for this game and my eternal love affair with baseball I will cave.
    Impetuous65
    It's about time, for SDS to take off the training wheels and introduce tunning/updates to this title. Madden and NBA 2k have tunning updates(5 years running) without patches that improves gameplay, it is time SDS get on the tunning bandwagon.

    What's tunning?
    Armor and Sword
    LOL I am in the same boat. I was not buying 17 then the ball physics, 4K support etc etc.....could not pass it.
    I am waiting to see what they have up their sleeve. If they improve upon gameplay for 17 in a meaningful way and enhance franchise and more importantly to me "Franchise Presentation" knowing my love for this game and my eternal love affair with baseball I will cave.

    You sir--are the man. And, for the record, you would be doing us all a disservice by not purchasing '18.
    Glad to see that you've started the 'changing your mind' process. In November.
    :freddy: :appl:
    nemesis04
    The Show was my most anticipated yearly release until 17. If I played a total of 15 games that was a lot. This will be a wait and see year.

    While I won't be in wait and see mode this year, I had a similar experience with '17 as you. But I have faith in this dev team and I liken '17 to being a foul ball. The dev team took a big swing at this year's game trying to knock it out of the park and they hooked it just foul.
    I fully expect the wrinkles that '17 has to be ironed out and '18 to be a phenomenal baseball game.
    It's funny that people complain about Judge being on the cover. It's just a cover versus being a Dodgers' fan and having to be reminded of the Astros winning the WS through audio clips in the menu, in-game, and probably the opening movie. Let's just say that SDS needs to improve the gameplay a lot for me to do a day 1 purchase.
    dkstariob
    It's funny that people complain about Judge being on the cover. It's just a cover versus being a Dodgers' fan and having to be reminded of the Astros winning the WS through audio clips in the menu, in-game, and probably the opening movie. Let's just say that SDS needs to improve the gameplay a lot for me to do a day 1 purchase.

    Yeah. I wouldn't give a flip if there was nobody on the cover. I don't even look at it after I've taken the disk out of the case for the first time.
    Pre-Ordered.
    Might do a classic roster for 18 after doing stuff for Fire Pro Wrestling World instead of doing a roster for 17. My Fire Pro project is pretty much done. I'd still do community work over there, but no content creation.
    Would love to see Options easily editable.
    nemesis04
    The Show was my most anticipated yearly release until 17. If I played a total of 15 games that was a lot. This will be a wait and see year.
    I didn't like it at first this year, but ended up putting alot of time into the game. I hope that the slo-mo tags are removed and there is a refresh of franchise mode with some legacy issues fixed. I feel that franchise mode has not taken the leap since they first added the rule 5 draft and arbitration all the years ago.
    Since then the trade waivers does not work correctly. A stop gap from that year when the cpu would never pull a player back was to pull everyone back. Injuries late in the season and you go into the postseason with less than a full roster.
    Arbitration numbers are higher than free agent salaries....
    The gm aspects do not seem to have advanced. I'm sure I'll preorder, I always do, but really need to see an advancement to stay engaged in franchise.
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    I preordered the mvp edition digitally. How does one go about redeeming the Aaron Judge flashback in MLB 17?
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    ckarlic
    I preordered the mvp edition digitally. How does one go about redeeming the Aaron Judge flashback in MLB 17?
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    ya i also pre ordered and not sure how to get the judge card.
    Edit: Alright i figured it out. to receive the Judge card, just go into My Locker at the main menu then goto Show Shop(bottom middle) then goto Purchase or Redeem. and the judge card pack will appear there for you to redeem.
    I've played 17 so little this year, not because it's bad but because personally life has just limited my gaming time drastically... that I have no real reason to buy the Show 18 in the sense that I can easily pick up show 17 and play that. So with that said, what will make me get show 18? Hate to become that guy but I've become that guy... it's gonna be about the colors in the game. If they haven't fixed all the off colors like the faded black and the maroon red Nationals and the baby blue Brewers throwbacks then I'll probably skip 18 as that's the only improvement that will make me say "yes I must have this game over the show 17."

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