MLB 12: The Show

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MLB 12: The Show
MLB 12 The Show cover.jpg
MLB 12: The Show covers, featuring Adrian Gonzalez of the Boston Red Sox (left, American cover) and Jose Bautista of the Toronto Blue Jays (right, Canadian cover)
Developer(s) SCE San Diego Studio
Publisher(s) Sony Computer Entertainment
Series MLB: The Show
Platform(s) PlayStation 3
PlayStation Vita
Release date(s)
  • NA March 6, 2012
Genre(s) Sports (Baseball)
Mode(s) Single-player
Multiplayer

MLB 12: The Show is a Major League Baseball video game which was published by Sony Computer Entertainment and developed by Sony San Diego. The game was released on March 6, 2012 for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita. It is also the first installment of the series to be fully compatible with PlayStation Move.

Adrian Gonzalez, first baseman of the Boston Red Sox was awarded the title of cover athlete after he batted .338 with 27 home runs and 117 runs batted in during the 2011 season. Gonzalez is the third Red Sox player to be awarded the cover, the first being David Ortiz for MLB 06: The Show, and the second being Dustin Pedroia for MLB 09: The Show.

On January 23, 2012, it was reported that there will be a separate cover for Canadian buyers, with Toronto Blue Jays right fielder/third baseman Jose Bautista on the cover.[1] Bautista batted .302 with 43 home runs and 103 runs batted in during the 2011 season.

This marks the first year where the game will not be developed for the PlayStation 2 or PlayStation Portable. However, it will be the first installment of the series on Sony's newer handheld, the PlayStation Vita.

Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings 86.42% (PS3)[2]
76.46% (PS Vita)[2]
Metacritic 87/100 (PS3)[3]
75/100 (PS-Vita)[4]
Review scores
Publication Score
AllGame 4/5 stars(PS3)[5]
3.5/5 stars(PS Vita)[6]
G4 5/5 stars[7]
Game Revolution 4/5 stars[8]
GameSpot 7.5/10 stars(PS3)[9]
6.5/10 stars[9]
IGN 8.75/10 stars(PS3)[10]
8/10 stars(PS Vita)[10]
New York Post A-[11]

Soundtrack[edit]

The soundtrack for MLB 12: The Show has been reduced from 12 songs in MLB 11: The Show to 10 songs. The soundtrack features:

Band Song
Atmosphere "She's Enough"
Hooray for Earth "No Love"
JEFF the Brotherhood "U Got the Look"
Justice "New Lands"
The Black Keys "Gold on the Ceiling"
The Chain Gang of 1974 "Devil Is a Lady"
The Futureheads "Struck Dumb"
The Mars Volta "Zed and Two Naughts"
The Parlor Mob "Into the Sun"
The Sheepdogs "Learn My Lesson"

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jays' Bautista to grace "MLB 12 The Show" video game cover
  2. ^ a b "GameRanking PS3 review". Retrieved May 26, 2012. 
  3. ^ "MLB 12: The Show PS3 review at Metacritic.com". Retrieved May 26, 2012. 
  4. ^ "MLB 12: The Show PS Vita review at Metacritic.com". Retrieved May 26, 2012. 
  5. ^ "MLB 12: The Show PS3 AllGame Review". Retrieved May 26, 2012. 
  6. ^ "MLB 12: The Show Vita AllGame Review". Retrieved May 26, 2012. 
  7. ^ Hartzell, Cash (March 14, 2012). "MLB 12: The Show Review for PS3". G4TV. Retrieved March 14, 2012. 
  8. ^ Charles, Devin (March 15, 2012). "Game Revolution Review". Retrieved May 26, 2012. 
  9. ^ a b "GameSpot Game Review". Retrieved May 26, 2012. 
  10. ^ a b "IGN Game Review". Retrieved May 26, 2012. 
  11. ^ Sulla-Heffinger, Anthony (March 7, 2012). "NYPost Game Review". Retrieved May 26, 2012. 
Preceded by
MLB 11: The Show
MLB 12: The Show
2012
Succeeded by
MLB 13: The Show