2K Sports today announced that MLB® 2K13 is now available in the United States and Canada on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. The release of MLB 2K13 marks the first opportunity for fans to hone their skills with this year’s title in preparation for gaming’s premier skill-based competition, the Perfect Game Challenge.
MLB 2K13 is also available today in the NBA 2K13/MLB 2K13 Combo Pack for the Xbox 360. (Photo: Business Wire)
Having awarded $3 million in total prizes over the last three years, the Perfect Game Challenge continues to evolve, and this year’s contest will feature more ways to win than ever before. Beginning April 1, 2013, players can compete to win up to 30 $25,000 prize pools, one per MLB team, with an overall total of $750,000 in prize money at stake. Once the competition window closes on April 30, 2013, the top four Overall Leaderboard finalists (as determined by 2K Sports’ proprietary algorithm) will compete in a single-elimination tournament during MLB All-Star Week in New York for the final $250,000 grand prize.
Gamers will need to monitor the Perfect Game Challenge leaderboards to ensure they maintain their ranking as new high scores are added. By using pitchers from different MLB teams, there is no limit on how many of the 30 Team Leaderboard $25,000 prizes one player can win.
“With so many new ways to win, the level of competition will reach an all-time high in this year’s Perfect Game Challenge,” said Tampa Bay Rays’ ace pitcher and MLB 2K13 cover athlete David Price. “2K Sports’ contest has a history of changing people’s lives, and 2013 will be no different. You can’t go wrong by choosing me to pitch your perfect game.”MLB 2K13 is rated E for everyone by the ESRB and is now available in the United States and Canada, and will be coming to Mexico, Central America, South America, Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan in the future. In addition, the game is available today in the NBA 2K13/MLB 2K13 Combo Pack , which is rated E for everyone by the ESRB. For more information on 2K Sports, visit www.2KSports.com. 2K Sports is a division of 2K, a wholly owned publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO). ©MLBPA- Official Licensee, Major League Baseball Players Association. Visit the Players Choice on the web at, www.MLBPLAYERS.com. Rules and Regulations GAME MUST BE PLAYED ON XBOX 360® OR PlayStation®3. OPEN TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 U.S. AND D.C. (EXCLUDING AZ, CT, MD, ND, & VT), 13 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER. PERFECT GAME CHALLENGE BEGINS AT 9:00:01 AM PT ON 4/1/13 AND ENDS AT 11:59:59 PM PT ON 4/30/13. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. SUBJECT TO THE OFFICIAL RULES, LOCATED AT WWW.2KSPORTS.COM/PERFECTGAME. Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC takes no responsibility for this offer.This content was not sponsored by Microsoft.