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'MLB The Show 16' Introduces Battle Royale And Conquest Mode

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Last month, PlayStation announced an expansion of Diamond Dynasty for its upcoming MLB The Show 16.

Well, gamers chomping at the bit to tap their thumbs to the upcoming title will be happy to know that the game boasts two new ways to play Diamond Dynasty — Battle Royale and Conquest Mode.

In gameplay footage uploaded by PlayStation on Tuesday, the spotlight is put on the two new modes, beginning with Battle Royale.

The player-vs.-player mode gives gamers 25 draft rounds to build a team that they think could stand the test of a grueling double-elimination tournament. Each draft starts with the Diamond round, asking gamers to answer the most critical question of who they'd like to build their team around.

After selecting the cornerstone of your franchise, you will continue building your team via a draft in randomized order. Once your team is set and you're ready to play ball, you can look forward to the double-elimination tournament. MLB The Show 16 sets games in Battle Royale mode to three innings each. Developers of the game even scaled pitchers' energies to match the shorter game experience.

Winning games in the mode will give gamers the opportunity to win Battle Royale-exclusive awards such as a Flashback Alex Rodriguez card, and Legend cards of Luis Tiant and Nolan Ryan. The first entry into Battle Royale is free with each additional entry costing 1,500 stubs.

While the Battle Royale handles the player-vs.-player aspect of Diamond Dynasty, Conquest Mode will have single gamers testing their skills against each of Major League Baseball's 30 franchises in an attempt to conquer North America. Doing so will entail building up a ravenous fan base. Adding to that, is the ability to grow your fan base in different territories across the United States.

Defeating teams in different territories paves the way for you to win over more fans. However, at the same time, computer-generated teams are doing the same thing, also vying for fans in different areas, adding to the excitement. You can even move fans from one area to another to bolster your team's chances.

As it gets closer to MLB The Show 16's March 29 release date, it really feels like the game has all bases covered in its expanded Diamond Dynasty experience.

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