Soon to be former Washington Nationals hot shot Bryce Harper will front MLB The Show 19 – but what jersey will the free agent wear? The six-time MLB All-Star and former Rookie of the Year will begin his journey into a new franchise as the star of Sony’s flagship sports series, with developer San Diego Studio partnering with the current Home Run Derby champion to help reveal his destination.
“Bryce’s unapologetic raw passion for the game and search for a potential team makes him the player to watch this off-season,” game designer Ramone Russell wrote on the PlayStation Blog. “He’s got the skill and tenacity to be a hall-of-fame ballplayer. He’s got an explosive drive to win, and he’s hungrier than ever for a World Series ring.”
MLB The Show 19 will release on 26th March, and while there’s no word on what will be new in next year’s edition, you can pre-order right now. “When you pre-order, you’ll receive 10 Standard Packs and 1 Gold Player Choice Pack,” Russell explained. “Pre-order at GameStop and receive an additional 1 Gear Up Choice Pack. Lastly, if you pre-order on PlayStation Store, you’ll also get 5,000 Stubs and instantly receive a Bryce Harper MVP Flashback Card you can use right now in MLB The Show 18.”
There are about a billion different versions of this game, so stick with us. The most premium is the Gone Yard Edition ($99.99), which is exclusive to GameStop and comes with an exclusive New Era hat – which you can wear both in real-life and in the game. You’ll also get a steelbook case and a bunch of in-game goodies, including Stubs and player packs. The Digital Deluxe Edition ($79.99) comes with a similar array of in-game goodies, and is exclusive to the PS Store. Finally, you can go for the MVP Edition ($69.99), which ships in a steelbook case and bundles in a few in-game extras.
For the full list of pre-order options, check out the PlayStation Blog. In the meantime, let us know where you think Harper will end up – and whether you’ll be picking up next year’s game.