When is MLB The Show 21 released?

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MLB The Show 21 looks set to be the first major sports title of 2021, and the release date is now confirmed.

The announcement also confirmed the new cover athlete, as well as exciting news for Xbox fans!

Release Date

The official release date for MLB The Show 21 has been set, and it is slightly later than usual.

The Show usually arrives in March, but delays mean a slightly later release date.

You can get your hands on MLB The Show 21 on Tuesday, 20 April.

The Standard Edition on current gen consoles is $59.99 USD / £59.99 GBP and on next gen consoles is $69.99 USD / £69.99 GBP.

Pre-Order MLB The Show 21.

Cover Athlete

The discussion is over, Fernando Tatis Jr. has been revealed as the official cover athlete for MLB The Show 21.

San Diego Padres shortstop Tatis Jr. is the youngest player ever to feature on the front cover.

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The 22-year-old hit 17 home runs in 2020 and is one of the most exciting players currently playing in Major League Baseball, something eluded to in the announcement trailer.


We thought that MLB The Show 21 would be the first game in the series to stray from being a Sony exclusive.


We know now this is the case, with official confirmation that the game will be released on Xbox One and Series X|S.

However, there is no further mention of Nintendo Switch despite rumours circulating way back in 2019.

For more articles like this, take a look at our MLB The Show page.