Article written by Peter Chapman.
Published on 06/03/2013 at 02:00 PM.
Sometimes, just when you’re having a bit of a grumble to yourself, some good news falls in your lap. Today, I was surprised that the PS3 version of MLB 13 The Show was appearing on the PSN Store. But that didn’t stop me being a little bit annoyed that the Vita version was apparently missing. Then SCEE sent through a glorious press release to tell me I must turn my frown upside down.
MLB 13 The Show – Sony’s PlayStation exclusive baseball game – is coming out today on the PSN Store for both the PlayStation 3 and the PlayStation Vita.
If you’re a rare UK-based fan of baseball, you’ll probably have dabbled with importing this title in the past. You might even have grabbed the tardy Vita version of MLB 12 when it arrived on our digital stores last year or picked it up in the recent sales. But if you’re not a baseball fan then there’s a good chance you’ve missed out on this series.
You should consider rectifying that though, this series has been the best sports game on consoles for a few years now – both in terms of how well presented it is and how well it represents its sport.
Here are some screens from both versions. While the Vita game is obviously not quite up to par with the PS3 version, it’s still a great looking game.
If you buy both versions, you’ll be able to use your save on either or both as well as being able to play online against people who are using the other platform. The PS3 version is priced at £39.99 in the UK, which seems very reasonable and the Vita version doesn’t have a quoted price just yet so we’ll have to wait for it to appear on the store in a few hours.
Source: Press release