MLB The Show 22 Comes To Switch With New Cover Athlete Shohei Ohtani

New Platforms, New Options

MLB The Show 22

Last year MLB The Show became Sony’s first game published on a Microsoft console platform when it released for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S. If rumors are to be believed MLB didn’t give them much choice if they wanted to retain the license, apparently sick of seeing the void in quality MLB titles on systems not owned by Sony. This year’s version will again release on those platforms, but it’s adding one more. It will be coming to the Nintendo Switch as well.

This opens up a lot of new options for players. Sony have added full cross-play and even cross-progression. That means that not only can Switch players play online with those on PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and every other platform the game is coming to, you can also transfer your progress between platforms. Fans who want the best experience can play on PS5, but then transfer things over to the Switch version of the game when they’re out places. This will however require you own both versions of the game. Xbox fans may get at least one on the house though as the game will be releasing on Game Pass.

MLB The Show 22

Leading the marketing for the game is new cover athlete Shohei Ohtani. Fresh off his first MVP last season, he’s an obvious choice. Ohtani has proven himself a once in a generation player, able to simultaneously be a star pitcher and still be an every day player as a batter, with one of the best bats in baseball. Last year he hit “46 home runs, 100 RBI’s, and stealing 26 bases while also having a 9-2 record on the mound with a 3.18 ERA and 156 strikeouts.” Those numbers are simply unprecedented.

MLB The Show 22 is set to release April 5th for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. It will be $69.99 for PS5 and Xbox Series X|S and $59.99 on other platforms. A collector’s edition is also planned but details on that have yet to be revealed.

Andrew Thornton
Andrew has been writing about video games for nearly twenty years, contributing to publications such as DarkStation, Games Are Fun, and the E-mpire Ltd. network. He enjoys most genres but is always pulled back to classic RPG's, with his favorite games ever including Suikoden II, Panzer Dragoon Saga, and Phantasy Star IV. Don't worry though, he thinks new games are cool too, with more recent favorites like Hades, Rocket League, and Splatoon 2 stealing hundreds of hours of his life. When he isn't playing games he's often watching classic movies, catching a basketball game, or reading the first twenty pages of a book before getting busy and forgetting about it.

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