Sony has announced that the critically acclaimed MLB The Show franchise will be taking to the field once again on 27 March 2018, just in time to get everyone revved up for the start of the 2018 season. MLB The Show comes from the Sony stable, so MLB The Show 2018 will be a PS4 exclusive.

The North American release will have New York Yankee star Aaron Judge on its cover, despite the Yankees not having won a World Series since 2009 – no, I don’t know anything about baseball, and yes, I had to look that up – while the Canadian release features someone named Marcus Stroman from the Toronto Blue Jays.

There are a few special editions of MLB The Show 18, which have been detailed on the PlayStation blog:

The Digital Deluxe Edition (PS Store exclusive):

  • 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

MVP Edition:

  • 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

All Rise Edition (GameStop/EB Games exclusive):

  • 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)

Now, who wants to discuss why it’s called the World Series when there are only North American teams involved? Come on guys, don’t tell me I researched this crap for no reason.