After having announced last year during an earnings call that a new MLB 2K was not in the plans for 2013, 2K Sports has today announced that they have reached an agreement with Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association that will allow them to publish a new entry in the series; set for release on March 5 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
In addition, as you can see from the official boxart above, LHP David Price, from the Tampa Bay Rays, has been selected as the cover athlete for Major League Baseball 2K13. Price won the American League CY Young last year with a 20-5 record and an 2.56 ERA.
“It’s a dream come true to appear on the cover of MLB 2K13,” concluded Price, who helped lead the Rays to their fourth 90-win season in the last five years. “I’m looking forward to working with the 2K Sports team again, and welcoming another skilled gamer into ‘The Perfect Club.'”
Along with the announcement, 2K Sports has also confirmed that the Perfect Game Challenge, where gamers who throw a perfect game have the chance to win $1 million, is also back. The publisher says that a new format will be presented though details are being saved for a later date.
“We’d like to thank our league partners for their support in helping us reach an agreement to bring back MLB 2K,” said Jason Argent, vice president of marketing for 2K Sports. “We know fans are extremely passionate about the MLB 2K series and the Perfect Game Challenge.”
Welcome back MLB 2K!