MLB 09: The Show is back for the 2009 baseball season with all the authentic baseball action that baseball and video game fans have come to expect from the longest running officially licensed Major League Baseball game series on PlayStation platforms. The fourth game in the series, MLB 09 also includes a wealth of new features such as Road to the Show 3.0, a custom music, yell and chant feature, Online Season Leagues and Roster Vault. MLB 09: The Show comes with the new and improved Road to the Show 3.0 which allows for interactive training, new settings, a new steal/ leadoff system, presentations and coach interactions. Interactive training will consist of a set of mini-games designed to improve a player’s ability and performance in various areas of baseball. Along with improvements to the traditional Online Leagues, MLB 09 will offer major additions to Online Season Leagues. New Online Season Leagues will allow you to hold a fully functional draft and utilize a Flex Schedule, allowing players to play games ahead in the schedule. Roster Vault gives users the ability to create their perfect roster offline by adjusting player attributes, appearance, accessories, etc... Users can then save this Roster to their Memory Card. Once online users can upload them from where they are stored to allow others users online to download, use and rate their Roster. The new Roster Vault feature lets the The Show community share and judge any Roster. Using our My MLB Music feature, store all of your favorite music for play on MLB 09 The Show on your Memory Stick. You can also edit any of your tracks and assign a batter walkup to all of your favorite players. Along with Custom Music, MLB 09 will also offer Custom Fan Yells and Chants. Record a yell, with your own voice, and assign it to play for the player and situation of your choice.
Improved In-Game Pitcher and Batter Analysis - The Pitch Analysis is a breakdown of all the pitches thrown during the current game being played. This is also available for Batters.
Road to the Show 3.0 - The new version of the popular mode includes an all-new steal and leadoff system, and more interaction with the player's coaches.
Custom Music, Fan Yells and Chants - Using our My MLB Music feature, store all of your favorite music for play on MLB 09 The Show on your Memory Stick.
Improved online play - Now includes flex scheduling to allow players to play out-of-order games, and Roster Vault option to allow gamers can create their own custom rosters and upload them online for other gamers to use.
Progressive Batting Performance - Now players will be rewarded with slight contact bonuses for each batter who performs beyond his statistical ability under your control.