While a lot of games try to entice you into a pre-order with exclusive digital goods and item upgrades, how do you bring in players for a sports game? For Sony, the answer is about feeding the nostalgia for your favorite team.
Pre-orders for the PlayStation exclusive MLB 15: The Show will include a code to order a free PlayStation 4 controller skin, allowing you to show support for your favorite team (or pranking a friend by wrapping his controller in his least favorite)
Retailers currently offering the pre-order deal online include:
In addition to the skin, GameStop is also offering a digital item pack for pre-orderers that includes "six MLB Player cards and two items that can be Equipment, Ritual Items, Franchise Sponsorships, or Stadiums."
You don't get the skin immediately after ordering, though; not all the retailers specify, but it sounds like you'll get the code to order the skin either when the game ships or when you pick it up in store.
To redeem your MLB 15 The Show DUALSHOCK 4 team skin after you get the code
The pre-order deal also applies to the $70 Anniversary Edition of the game. Additional content for the higher-end version includes:
Steel case with an "exclusive cover"
12k in Stubs
15 bonus item packs
30 MLB dynamic PlayStation themes
MLB 15 dynamic PlayStation theme
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MLB 15: The Show is also available on PS3 and Vita on March 31, but there are no pre-order offers listed for the other platforms.