With February now in our rear-view mirror, it’s time to look toward springtime and Major League Baseball’s Spring Training. 2K Sports has just the free opportunity to scratch that itch, having just released a demo for Major League Baseball 2K12 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The free demo is available now via Xbox Live Marketplace and PlayStation Store.
The demo allows players to relive 2011’s back-and-forth World Series and play three innings as the Texas Rangers or St. Louis Cardinals. In addition, it showcases many of MLB 2K12’s improved features, including the dynamic tendencies system that adjusts pitcher and batter ratings as the game unfolds; a revamped throwing system; and a new hit distribution system with more varied and realistic hit types.
This year’s edition of MLB 2K will give players a chance to win $1,000,000 via the Perfect Game Challenge, which returns for the third consecutive year with MLB 2K12. The contest’s new format will utilize a dynamic leaderboard that ranks the top eight perfect games thrown. At the end of the competition, the top eight competitors will face each other in a live $1 million tournament.
The full version of MLB 2K12 will be available March 6 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, PS2, PSP, Nintendo DS and Windows PC.