Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09 ready to tee up
8/26/2008 2:15:00 PM
I was finally able to get a few rounds of golf in over the weekend and you could tell the 10 year layoff between playing really hurt me. So, I guess I'll stick to the video game and what perfect timing as Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09 has hit the retail stores. I'd like to see how Club Tuner works and to see if it adds some more strategy into the game. Since Tiger is sitting at home, at least he can get some rounds in on the couch with his new game.
REDWOOD CITY, Calif., - August 26, 2008 – Electronic Arts Inc., (NASDAQ: ERTS) announced today that Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® 09, a nominee for best sports game at this year’s E3, is available in retail stores today. The critically acclaimed Tiger Woods PGA TOUR franchise, which appeals to experienced and novice gamers alike, will feature personalized gameplay via Tiger Woods’ swing coach, Hank Haney. In addition, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 09 All-Play, winner of IGN’s Best Wii Sports Game Award at E3, features new graphics and user interface while also incorporating interactive and social mini-games.
“Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 09 brings simulation golf to life through its graphically enhanced courses and several all-new features for the Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3 versions of the game,” said Executive Producer Mike Taramykin. “In Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 09 All-Play we were able to create a sociable yet competitive experience with the new Golf Party Mode, while also evening the playing field with an all-new Wii-specific controller system.”
An all-new addition to this year’s game is Performance Coach featuring Haney. He will assist gamers as they hit the links and try to advance their career to win the FedExCup. Following each round, Haney will deliver customized feedback on a player’s performance. This feedback system allows all gamers, rookies or pros, to compete and enjoy the game at any level. In Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 09, a player’s skill level is dynamic, constantly adjusting throughout the round just as it would during a real afternoon of golf.
Also new to the game is Club Tuner, which gives gamers the opportunity to calibrate their clubs to fit their personal tendencies and preferences. Players can test and customize their driver, fairway woods, irons and wedges. The Club Tuner allows gamers the ability to create a bag of clubs that fit specific course conditions or needs, but strategy will come into play as gamers must weigh the risks of club performance versus ease of use.
The online experience for Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 09 has been significantly enhanced, from enhancements and all-new features within EA SPORTS™ GamerNet* to an all-new game engine powering simultaneous play within the game. New to GamerNet, which is an interactive gaming hub that hosts user-created gameplay online, are Instant Challenges, seamless integration into gameplay and all-new daily leaderboards. The new online engine in Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 09 and Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 09 All-Play gives as many as four players the ability to play each hole at the same time, allowing players to swing when they are ready and experience a round of golf even faster and more competitive than ever before.
Developed in Orlando, Fla., by EA Tiburon, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 09 will be available on August 26 on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system, the PlayStation®2 and PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment systems and the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system. Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 09 All-Play is available specifically for Wii™.
For more information about Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 09, check out www.easports.com/tigerwoods09.
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.