2K Sports Announces Upcoming ‘MLB 2K13′, Covered By Pitcher David Price

By Jay Casteel   /   Published 01/09/13

Cover of MLB 2K13 with cover athlete David Price, of the Tampa Bay Rays.2K Sports announced Wednesday (January 9) the upcoming March release of MLB 2K13, the latest installment of the popular Major League Baseball game series.

Set for release March 5th, the title will be available for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3m following an agreement between the game publisher and Major League Baseball, the Major League Baseball Players Association, and Major League Baseball Advanced Media.

"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."

David Price, ace pitcher for the Tampa Bay Rays, has been selected as the cover athlete for upcoming title. Price was recently named the American League Cy Young Award winner after posting a 20-5 record and league-best 2.56 ERA. Price edged out MLB 2K12 cover athlete Justin Verlander for the honors, and is the third consecutive reigning Cy Young Award winner to grace the cover of an MLB 2K game.

"It's a dream come true to appear on the cover of MLB 2K13," concluded Price. "I'm looking forward to working with the 2K Sports team again, and welcoming another skilled gamer into 'The Perfect Club.' "

Returning, once again, this year is The "Perfect Game Challenge," 2K Sports' groundbreaking $1 million competition. It's back for the fourth consecutive year and will introduce a new contest format with exciting ways to win. Since 2010, 2K Sports has awarded $3 million in prize money to players exhibiting the highest caliber of skill in throwing a perfect game in MLB 2K. Last year's Perfect Game Challenge achieved record participation numbers, with nearly 1 million attempts made and more than 1,000 perfect games registered. The contest was won by 21-year-old Christopher Gilmore, who prevailed in an eight-person tournament at the MLB FanCave in New York City.

Complete details of this year's contest will be announced at a later date.

For more information on MLB 2K13, visit 2KSports.com.