Sony has a March 5, 2013 release date set for MLB 13 The Show, which is coming once again to both PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita platforms. Enhancements in the coming year's update include features like a revised Playoff Mode with "in-stadium atmosphere that replicates the excitement and tension of October baseball." Woo? More exciting is a new beginner mode, which is hopefully realized as the sort of teaching tool that is sorely lacking in pro sports simulators.
The cover athlete for MLB 13 isn't set yet, and it's not going to be until the players have their say. Sony confirms that The Show's cover athlete will be selected by fans in a "Cover Campaign" that is set to start in "early January." It sounds like the potential candidates will be announced before then, so stay tuned.