He hit a homerun with his very first at bat and is a hero among New York Yankees fans, so it’s no surprise to see Aaron Judge front up MLB The Show 18 – even if someone from World Series incumbents the Houston Astros may have been a more appropriate fit. Set to release on 27th March, Judge will appear on the cover of all copies of the baseball simulation – except in Canada, where Marcus Stroman will steal the honours.
Rather than actually reveal the game, Sony’s bizarrely taken the tact of outlining all of the pre-order offers, and there’s a lot to get through so let’s get started. So if you pre-order the game you’ll get 10 Standard Card Packs and one Legends Card pack for free. Head to GameStop and you’ll get an additional five Standard Card Packs, or go on the PlayStation Store and you’ll get 5,000 Stubs and an exclusive Aaron Judge Rookie Flashback Card you can use right now in MLB The Show 17.
Keeping up? Good. If you pre-order at GameStop or the PlayStation Store, you’ll get access to the game four days early, on 23rd March. There’ll also be an All Rise Edition that comes with an exclusive New Era Snapback and a bunch of in-game goodies, while the PlayStation Store Digital Deluxe edition will also come with bonus content – both for $99.99. Alternatively, the MVP Edition comes with a steelbook and some in-game extras for the slightly more affordable $79.99.
You can find out much more on the PlayStation Blog. Next time, though, we’d rather see the game as opposed to a bunch of pre-order bonuses.