So MLB 2K12 is coming out on March 6th and it’s probably a safe bet that more people know that the new Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover model Kate Upton is promoting the game than that the reigning Cy Young winner and AL MVP Justin Verlander is on the game’s cover.
Anyway, the game will be available for Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, PSP, Nintendo Wii, DS, and PC. Click here to see ‘em on Amazon.
And like last year, there’s a million dollar challenge involving throwing a perfect game. But instead of just the first perfect game winning the million, this year you have to win a tournament of the 8 people with the top verified perfect games thrown from April 4th (MLB Opening Day) through April 30th.
Official contest page is at http://www.2ksports.com/perfectclub but check this out from the fine print…
GRAND PRIZE WILL NOT BE AWARDED UNLESS AN ELIGIBLE ENTRANT THROWS A PERFECT GAME BY 4/30/12.
Wouldn’t that be a bummer?!
Kate Upton commercial for MLB 2K12
, entitled “Finger Mechanics” (how clever and provocative)
So now that you know how to throw a circle change (take your thumb, go up and then around)… here’s the
MLB 2K12 commercial with Justin Verlander and CJ Wilson
entitled “Verlander vs Verlander” in which Verlander makes a bunch of weird faces and talks about being a ninja or cheetah or ninja blah blah.
MLB 2K12 official trailer
this one should be just called “Freaking Awesome”
More MLB 2K12
ESPN: Stephen Strasburg’s advice for pitching on MLB 2K12
Kotaku: in-depth game preview including business/financial issues inside 2K Sports, game design decisions, analysis of 2K12′s game mechanics and strategy
Amazon: go there and scroll down for more details on specific game features, new additions, and some nice big screengrabs of Verlander, David Price, and CJ Wilson