The Return of Home Run Derby
The arcade style action of the Home Run Derby returns in MLB 10: The Show.
Available through a variety play options, including season modes and a
stand-alone mode that can be selected at any time, Home Run Derby is based on
the MLB rules and flow of the actual MLB All-star game. In addition, the MLB
All-star Futures Game is also available via season modes in its correct
timeframe (just before the HR Derby). Will your Road to The Show player be
invited to compete in the Home Run Derby or the Futures Game? Swing for the
fences and keep your stats high and you may just get the call as the All-star
Call the Game as Catcher
The catcher is the brains of any defensive squad on the field, and as such MLB
10: The Show lets you test both your baseball IQ and your skills in the crouch
as you call the game, one pitch at a time, from behind the plate. Available
during Road to The Show, and exhibition game play options, players cultivate
their rookie Minor League catcher and bring him up to the Majors where he can
lay down signs to your pitcher, offer additional pitch selections if his first
pitch call is shaken off and even change signs at will, all via your
controller's face buttons. Pitches are called from a unique first-person
perspective, after which the camera angle changes to a standard third-person
perspective affording a better view of the entire field. This new functionality
defines a whole new level of strategy, demanding knowledge of pitches, opposing
batters' tendencies and the state of your own pitcher's well-being, as well as
the ability to check runners on base and handle and/or block balls that are in
the dirt or wild.
New Defensive Training Options
No ballplayer becomes a golden glove overnight. With that in mind MLB 10: The
Show includes new fielding and pitching training modes that augment the existing
training functionality built into the game's improved Road to the Show mode.
Fielding drills focus both on the basics of player's throwing arm, utilizing the
new throw meter, as well as the more advanced combination of throwing and
decision-making that players will need during game situations. Pitching training
consists of a multi-pronged focus designed to improved control and accuracy.
Training in these areas is available in isolated one-on-one battles known as
"Knockout," as well as simulated game situations, where goals are clearly
defined for each drill.
A Wealth of New Features Including:
- MLB All-star Week consisting of the Home Run Derby and MLB All-star
- Full online season leagues with better multiplayer functionality.
- Catcher game calling functionality in certain modes.
- Movie Maker functionality to create personal highlight reels
- 11 new Stadiums
- New fielding and pitching training modes
- Custom music, fan yells, and chants.