news\ Oct 27, 2016 at 7:35 pm

MLB The Show 17 reveals Ken Griffey Jr. as its cover athlete

It's nice to see them go back to the past

With the World Series underway and dominating the baseball headlines, Sony Interactive Entertainment has revealed the cover athlete for the next iteration of the best baseball sim on the market. Ken Griffey Jr. aka "The Kid" or "The Natural" as he is also known, was the most popular player in the league during the 1990's and early 2000's. While his career got somewhat derailed by injuries during his time with the Cincinnati Reds, he remains one of the most iconic players of the last generation. 

Sony also detailed the game's "Hall of Fame," Digital Deluxe, and MVP Editions. Here's a breakdown of what's in each one.

Hall of Fame Edition - $99

  • New Era Hall of Fame Edition 9FIFTY Hat
  • Limited Edition MVP Steel Book
  • Digital Diamond Dynasty New Era Hall of Fame Edition 9FIFTY Hat for use in game
  • Diamond Season Starter Pack (Includes Mission Starter for Diamond item)
  • Gold Season Starter Pack (Includes Mission Starter for Gold item)
  • 11,000 Stubs
  • 1 Sponsor Pack
  • 10 Standard Packs
  • 31 MLB PS4 Themes

Digital Deluxe Edition - $99

  • Gold Season Starter Pack (Includes Mission Starter for Gold item)
  • Diamond Season Starter Pack (Includes Mission Starter for Diamond item)
  • Digital Deluxe Pack
  • 11,000 Stubs
  • 1 Sponsor Pack
  • 20 Standard Packs
  • 31 PS4 MLB Themed Avatars

MVP Edition - $69

  • Limited Edition MVP Steel Book
  • Gold Season Starter Pack (Includes Mission Starter for Gold item)
  • 5,000 Stubs
  • 1 Sponsor Pack
  • 10 Standard Packs
  • 31 MLB PS4 Themes

MLB The Show 17 releases on March 28th, 2017.

Source: [PlayStation Blog]

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