MLB The Show 20’s European release date announced, Early Access and special editions detailed

Full details on the contents of the MVP and Digital Deluxe editions that are now available to pre-order

MLB The Show ’20 launches on 17th March, 2019 in Europe, with Javier “El Mago” Báez as the cover athlete.

Known as “El Mago” which translates to “the magician,” Báez has dazzled the baseball world for years with his enchanting skills that have rightfully earned his nickname.

Whether Báez is stealing a base by masterfully evading a tag, making impossible catches look easy or pulling off his signature no look tag; his skills are unparalleled and he always does it with flair and swagger. Báez also produces at the plate, too; in 2018 he hit 34 home runs, 111 RBI’s and a .290 batting average.

“I am so honoured and excited to be on the cover of MLB The Show 20. I’ll never forget how it felt when I saw myself in the game for the first time (even as a backup!). It was so surreal. Still, it’s one thing to see your virtual self, but it’s completely next level to be on the cover of a game you’ve played and love. Let’s go!” Báez said.

It’s not just baseball fans that Báez has won over. Even The Show’s 2019 cover athlete, Bryce Harper is a fan. “Javy Báez is a player I love watching because of his talent and flair for the game. Congrats to him on being named the new cover athlete.”

We’re also excited to make another announcement that will make fans of The Show happy. Early Access Weekend is back!

Those who pre-order the MVP Edition or Digital Deluxe Edition will get access to the game four days early with the Early Access Weekend starting on 13th March, 2019!

MLB The Show 20 MVP Edition

MLB The Show 20 on PS4

The first MLBTS Collector’s Edition that started it all is back! This edition not only includes a ton of digital goods, but also four days of Early Access when pre-ordered. It’s available for pre-order now on PlayStation Store.

The MVP Edition includes:

  • Full game
  • Early Access – Starting on Friday 13th March
  • Double Dailies
  • (30) Team Avatars
  • (1) Diamond Variety Pack
  • (2) Gold Choice Packs
  • (10) The Show Packs
  • 10,000 Stubs

MLB The Show 20 Digital Deluxe Edition

For our biggest digital fans, the Digital Deluxe returns to PlayStation Store. For those of you that need packs on packs on packs… on packs, this is the edition for you.

The Digital Deluxe Edition includes:

  • Full game
  • Early Access – Starting on Friday 13th March
  • Double Dailies
  • (30) Team Avatars
  • (2) Diamond Variety Packs
  • (5) Gold Choice Packs
  • (20) The Show Packs
  • 25,000 Stubs

And if you pre-order the standard digital edition, you’ll receive:

  • (1) Gold Choice Pack
  • PlayStation Store Exclusive: Cover Athlete Flashback Card for MLBTS 19
  • PlayStation Store Exclusive: 5,000 Stubs

We could not be more excited for our 15th Anniversary. You can look forward to a lot of new in The Show 20. A new class of Legends join the roster, and new ways to play, including some new ways to play with your friends!

Please make sure to watch The Show Nation, our Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram accounts for the latest updates.

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Like the MLB game in PS Plus this month, a vast majority of us here in Europe simply DO NOT CARE. We might as well all go to the US blog to voice concerns about anything going forward because everything here is just a copy and paste from the HQ of PlayStation that is now in the US. The only difference is, nobody will log in to reply here lol.


Yes, HOW DARE Sony cater to the minority who are interested, when in reality the vast majority just like shooters, so from now on all they should be allowed to post about is Call of Duty.

Think your date is wrong … should it not be 2020?

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