MLB The Show 23 is drawing closer to its Release Date, which means players will be able to play the brand-new game mode soon.
The brand new MLB The Show 23 Storylines Game Mode looks set to be a top addition to the title, bringing to life the legendary tales of greats from the Negro Leagues.
Find out all you need to know about Storylines: The Negro Leagues Season 1 in MLB The Show 23 below.
What is Storylines mode?
A new game mode coming in MLB The Show 23, Storylines will show off some of the greatest players in history from the Negro Leagues.
Described as "an amalgamation of a short documentary series combined with curated moments of gameplay", the mode has eight new players to focus on in Season 1, with a narrative experience to play through for each of the legends.
The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum President Bob Kendrick will guide you through the journey of each player, with the mode highlighting some of the iconic players of the era and their stories of triumph over adversity.
Each new MLB title will also come with a new Season, bringing in more and more players from the Negro Leagues throughout the years.
Season One will accompany MLB The Show 23, with Season Two being released with MLB The Show 24, and so on.
We are still waiting on more details to be announced, however, all eight players will be usable in Exhibition mode as well as other areas of the game.
New Players Added
Storylines Season One in MLB The Show 23 will introduce eight new players to the game, with the legendary players as follows:
- Leroy “Satchel” Paige
- Jackie Robinson
- Andrew “Rube” Foster
- Hilton Smith
- Hank Thompson
- John Donaldson
- Martin Dihigo
- John Jordan “Buck” O’Neil
So much effort has been put into making the Storylines mode in MLB The Show 23 as authentic as possible, with the aim to Educate, Enlighten, and Inspire by helping the user travel back in time.
This means new stadiums have been added with different looks throughout the years, updated crowd scenes, umpires and equipment.
Each aspect comes with its own unique offering down to the smallest details, with shirt sleeves lengthened on the wollen kits, bat sounds updated and music of the era all playing a part.
The development team wanted to make everything about the new mode feel different and special, and by bringing in all the authentic touches they have done just that.
There are six new stadiums coming in MLB The Show 23 Storylines, with each set throughout specific time periods.
The new stadiums are as follows:
- Muehlebach Field (1923-1948)
- Hilldale Park (1929-1932)
- South Side Park (1929-1932)
- Comiskey Park (1911-1951)
- Forbes Field (1922-1939)
- Bush Stadium [Indianapolis] (1922-1939)
Gameplay First Look
To give a proper run-down of the new Storlines mode in MLB The Show 23, there was a special Feature Premier show.
As well as delving into the introduction of the Negro Leagues, with a section on each of the new players coming to the title, we also got our first look at some gameplay!
You can check out the full conversation, learn about the Storylines mode and the Negro Leagues, and see what the gameplay is like in the video below:
MLB The Show 23 ratings revealed
Yesterday, a three-hour-long broadcast hosted by Robert Flores and The Kid Mero, revealed the so-awaited MLB The Show 23 players' ratings.
The ratings of the best players for Franchise Mode, Road To The Show, and all the other game modes apart from Diamond Dynasty were disclosed.
Fans were thrilled to finally be able to see which are the best players in the game. They can now compare the stats of the elite players in MLB The Show 23, and begin to think about the moves they will do in their Franchise Mode.
The top ten list of players is composed of only superstar players. With a 99 OVR, we have Aaron Judge, Shohei Otani, Mike Trout, Paul Goldschmidt, and Jacob deGrom.
Justin Verlander has the honour of being the only 98 OVR card in the game. Following him, we have Mookie Betts, Max Scherzer, and Nolan Arenado. These three talented players are all in the 95 OVR club.
Closing out the list, we have the great Corbin Burnes, with an impressive 95 OVR rate.