There isn’t much time left before pitchers and catchers report, so with the start of spring training not that far off, PlayStation and San Diego Studio have offered up the first look at gameplay for MLB The Show 20.

The trailer, released on Wednesday, teases a number of tweaks and updates both on and off the field, along with the addition of a new mode called “Showdown,” more legends, and more details in the game’s presentation.

Prominent throughout the trailer are player and team specific signatures from the 2019 season that have been recreated in-game (i.e. the Soto Shuffle and the Nationals’ dugout dances). And the new legends shown so far include Gary Sheffield, John Franco, “The Flyin’ Hawaiian” Shane Victorino, David Ortiz, and Mariano Rivera.

Also released on Wednesday was The Show’s annual developer livestream schedule, which gives a bit of a clearer picture of the gameplay changes San Diego Studio has in store for this year.

First up will be two streams on Feb. 6, with the first highlighting fielding improvements and the second focusing on changes to hitting and pitching. A new stream will follow every week leading up to The Show’s launch, breaking down another new aspect of the game.

MLB The Show 20 releases on March 17. Pre-orders of the Deluxe, MVP, and the GameStop exclusive 15th Anniversary Edition grant access to the game four days early.

This year’s game is once again a Sony exclusive for the PlayStation 4, though it may be the last. Not only is the PlayStation 5 on the horizon, but Sony, San Diego Studio, Major League Baseball, and the Major League Baseball Players Association announced a new agreement back in December to bring the series to other consoles starting in 2021.

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Nick is a junior staff writer at GAW who loves hockey and a good RPG. The first game he played was Ice Hockey on a hand-me-down NES, and having grown up with the PS1, he knows the first three Crash Bandicoot games like the back of his hand and can recite every track from PaRappa the Rapper on the spot if you ask him to. Along with writing for GAW, Nick also works on the sports desk at the Philadelphia Inquirer. If he isn't on skates in his free time, he's probably trying to cycle through several 60-plus hour games at once.