The first sneak peak of MLB 16 The Show was revealed at the PSX Experience this past weekend. We got a one minute trailer that I will break down in the video below!
Closed Roofs: Need I say more? Next….
Showtime: This looks like a new mechanic that enables the user to slow time down in order to make easier reads and plays, whether it is fielding or hitting. This feature will probably be disabled for online, but we will see.
Classic Stadiums: Polo Grounds was the only stadium shown, but this is a good sign. In the past, SDS said they were not bringing back any of the classics. If it is anything like MLB 13, these stadiums will be usable online and for Diamond Dynasty too.
Conquest: This is probably a new mode for Diamond Dynasty, perhaps similar to NBA 2k’s MyTeam “Domination” mode. We only saw a few things in the trailer, so this is left wide open for us to speculate.
New Legends: Gary Carter, Rollie Fingers, Tony Gwynn, Reggie Jackson, Joe Morgan and Ryne Sandberg will be introduced as new legends this year, according to the trailer.
Throwbacks: Miguel Cabrera as a Marlin, Greinke as a Royal, Pujols as a Cardinal, A-Rod as a Ranger, Sabathia as an Indian, and Ichiro as a Mariner. This looks like it may have limitless possibilities, but these will for sure be some of the bigger players with throwbacks.
Release date and deluxe edition: MLB 16 The Show will be released March 29th, 2016 and a deluxe edition will be purchasable. No details have been released on the deluxe edition.