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This game was released on March 27, 2018 and is no longer available to pre-order. Any incentives that were offered are listed below.

MLB The Show 18 Box Art
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    Mar 27, 2018

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MLB The Show 18 is a sports game developed by SIE San Diego and published by Sony exclusively for their PS4 consoles. This new installment sets out to deliver authentic baseball matches in classic and current stadiums that “feel so real you can smell the grass”, according to the official website.

The game features New York Yankees star outfielder Aaron Judge on its cover, and is available in four different editions. More on their contents, as well as pre-order incentives, after the jump.

Pre-order Bonuses

The exact pre-order bonuses for MLB The Show 18 depend on the retailer. If you’d like to participate in the First Pitch Weekend, aka early access, your choice is limited between GameStop and PSN:

  • GameStop:
    • Early Access starting March 23
    • 10 Standard Packs
    • Additional 5 Standard Packs
    • One Legend Card
  • PlayStation Store:
    • Early Access starting March 23
    • 10 Standard Packs
    • One Legend Card
    • 5,000 Stubs
    • Aaron Judge for MLB The Show 17 (instant reward after checking out)
  • Other retailers:
    • 10 Standard Packs
    • One Legend Card

MVP Edition

MLB The Show 18 - MVP Edition

One step up from the standard edition is the $69.99 MVP Edition, available both digitally and at retail. It includes the following extras in addition to the game itself:

  • Limited Edition Steel Book (physical only)
  • Mission Starter for a Gold Player
  • 5,000 Stubs
  • One Sponsor Pack
  • One Classic Stadium
  • 10 Standard Packs
  • 30 MLB PS4 Themes

Digital Deluxe Edition

The digital-only Deluxe Edition costs $99.99 and comes with the following in-game content:

  • Mission Starter for a Diamond Player
  • Mission Starter for a Gold Player
  • Digital Deluxe Lead Off Pack
  • 11,000 Stubs
  • One Sponsor Pack
  • One Classic Stadium
  • 20 Standard Packs
  • 30 MLB PS4 Themes (one for each MLB team)

All Rise Edition

MLB The Show 18 - All Rise Edition

Lastly, we have the $99.99 All Rise Edition, which according to the publisher is produced in limited quantities and is available only through GameStop (EB Games in Canada).

  • Physical:
    • Exclusive New Era All Rise Edition 9FIFTY® Hat
    • Limited Edition MVP Edition Steel Book
  • In-game DLC:
    • 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
    • One Sponsor Pack
    • 10 Standard Packs
    • One Classic Stadium
    • 30 MLB PS4 Themes

MLB: The Show 18 is scheduled to launch on March 27, 2018, with those who pre-order from GameStop or PSN being able to access the game three days early.