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MLB The Show Cover Athlete Revealed, also coming to Nintendo Switch

The unanimous American League MVP and our unanimous choice for the MLB The Show 22 is Shohei Ohtani. Coming off a season for the record books, Ohtani hit 46 home runs, netted 100 RBIs, stole 23 bases while having a 9-2 record on the mound with a 3.18 ERA and 156 strikeouts. It is truly an honour to have him as the MLB The Show 22 cover athlete!


For the second year in a row, MLB The Show is expanding to a new platform and will give fans a new way to play! MLB The Show 22 will be available on Nintendo Switch for the first time, adding to the console lineup on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S. This is a very exciting moment for all of us, as the storied franchise continues to welcome more players. We would like to thank everyone at Sony Interactive Entertainment, Xbox, Nintendo Co. Ltd, Major League Baseball, Major League Baseball Players Association, and San Diego Studio for making this happen.

Today, we are thrilled to announce that MLB The Show 22 launches on April 5th, 2022. The standard edition on last gen consoles is $79.99 CAD MSRP, standard edition on current gen consoles is $89.99 MSRPCAD and the standard edition on Nintendo Switch is $79.99 CAD MSRP.

On February 2 we’ll have more news to share about the Collector’s Edition that includes dual entitlement. In the meantime, please tune into San Diego Studio’s livestream and for additional information about MLB The Show 22, please visit:


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blank Kevin Austin has been in gaming journalism in one way or another since the launch of the Nintendo Gamecube. Married and father of 3 children he has been gaming since the ripe age of 6 when he got his first NES system and over 30 years later he is still gaming almost daily. Kevin is also co-founder of the Play Some Video Games (PSVG) Podcast network which was founded over five years ago and is still going strong. Some of his favorite gaming series includes Fallout and Far Cry, he is a sucker for single player adventure games (hence his big reviews for Playstation), and can frequently be found getting down in one battle royale or another. If it's an oddball game, odds are he's all about it.

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