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EA officially announces Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10

Friday, 13th March 2009 16:40 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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EA has officially announced Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10.

Real-time weather will be reflected on every course, and a television broadcast style presentation with instantaneous updates will be included

ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt and the Golf Channel’s Kelly Tilghman will be the announcers.

Implementation of Wii MotionPlus includes the real-life golfing ability to draw and fade, and the ability to “open up your clubface” to take on that “dogleg or tap in that five-foot putt”.

Still coming to PSP, PS2, PS3 and Xbox 360, although most news of it swirls around the Wii version.

Get the press release after the break.

EA AND TIGER WOODS ROAR BACK TO THE LINKS IN TIGER WOODS PGA TOUR 10 Experience the Thrill and Spectacle of Tournament Golf
GUILDFORD,UK., – March 12, 2009 – Electronic Arts Inc., (NASDAQ: ERTS) announced today that the world’s #1 selling* golf video game franchise tees off for a new season in Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® 10. Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 10 takes golf fans inside-the-ropes to experience the drama and emotion of tournament golf. In addition, the U.S. Open, a USGA championship, and the USGA’s Rules of Golf will be available in Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 10 for the first time in franchise history.

“No player has elevated the game of golf more than Tiger Woods and we celebrate his return with a game that recreates the atmosphere of the PGA TOUR like never before,” said Executive Producer Mike Taramykin. “Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 10 continues the long-standing tradition of providing an authentic golf experience that is accessible to skilled and casual gamers alike.”

As you hear the roar of the crowd from the next hole over, can you handle the mounting pressure while you stand over your tournament-winning putt? Expanded crowds surround every hole; adding to the tension and excitement of each shot. A first for the franchise, real-time weather will be reflected on every course, ensuring the in-game experience matches that of the current weather conditions. Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 10 will also feature a television broadcast style presentation, which include instantaneous updates and a new announcer team of ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt and the Golf Channel’s Kelly Tilghman.

Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 10 on the Nintendo Wii will support the all-new Wii MotionPlus accessory, which brings an authentic sports motion to your golf swing; including the ability to draw and fade. Whether it’s opening up your clubface to take on that dogleg or tap in that five-foot putt – Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 10 with the Wii MotionPlus is like bringing a golf simulator to your living room.

This year’s 2009 U.S. Open course, Bethpage State Park (Black Course), will be available on the Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION3, PSP and Wii versions of the game.The USGA’s U.S. Open courses are known for being the toughest test in all of golf, and in Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 10 golf fans can expect the same major championship conditions as found in the real world. Turnberry (Scotland), home to this year’s British Open, will also be featured in the game.

Developed in Orlando, Fla., by EA Tiburon, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 10 will be available on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system, the PlayStation®2 and PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment systems, the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system and Wii™.

EA SPORTS™ is the leading interactive sports software brand in the world, with top-selling titles and franchises including Madden NFL Football, FIFA Soccer, NHL® hockey, NBA LIVE basketball, NCAA® Football, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® and NASCAR® racing.

* Based on NPD data.

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