Just in time for the golf classic at Augusta, Electronic Arts has released one of its big games of 2011 with Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 12: The Masters on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii. For the first time in franchise history, players can experience the rich history and tradition of the Masters Tournament and begin their own journey to become a Masters champion. Tiger takes the PlayStation Move for a spin in this video.
In addition to the opportunity to play Augusta National Golf Club, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 12: The Masters offers a series of enhanced and innovative features, including a completely revamped career mode, all-new caddie system, fresh broadcast presentation, new courses and PGA TOUR golfers. For the first time ever, EA Sports laser-scanned every hole at Augusta National Golf Club to provide players with the most authentic digital representation of the Masters Tournament. Every tree, every azalea, and every undulation in every green was recreated down to the smallest detail.
“We’re excited to bring our fans the immersive and authentic Masters experience that they’ve been anxiously waiting for,” said Nick Wlodyka, Executive Producer for EA Sports. “This has long been the number one feature our fans have requested, so we’ve pulled out all the stops for this year’s game to ensure that our players feel as though they’re actually stepping foot onto the historic grounds of Augusta National Golf Club. Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 12: The Masters caters to a wide range of gamers and golf fans, and the Masters Tournament integration will help introduce our award-winning franchise and the game of golf to a whole new audience.”
For the first time, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 12: The Masters for the Wii will feature Wii Balance Board functionality. Designed to promote golfer balance, the feature allows players to earn “Balance Points” to activate a power shot. Mini-golf, a family-friendly mode which originally debuted in Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 11, is available again with the inclusion of five courses, including a new Boardwalk style layout.
Augusta National Golf Club, its Par 3 course and 19 courses are included in the Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 12 Collector’s Edition, developed exclusively for PlayStation 3 while 25 courses are featured on the Wii.
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