9th March 2011 - The long awaited Augusta National Golf Club is now available in the Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 12: The Masters demo on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Approach the tee box of the famous closing hole during the tournament’s final round in your quest to become the Masters champion and don the Green Jacket. In the “Play Now” setting, live that epic moment and have the first opportunity to play Augusta National’s par-4 18th.
See the distinct Masters experience and hear the iconic voice of long-time Masters announcer, Jim Nantz, throughout the demo. Nantz sets the stage as Tiger Woods charges up the leaderboard in chase of his fifth Green Jacket. Take control of Tiger Woods on the final hole and attempt to be crowned Masters champion, while the all-new commentary team of Nantz, and the always entertaining David Feherty, call the action.
In “Road to the Masters” mode, play holes 1-5 at TPC San Antonio Oaks Course - an all-new course to the Tiger Woods PGA TOUR franchise. Complete the five holes in the demo and jumpstart your career in the full retail version* by bypassing the EA SPORTS Amateur Tour and proceeding straight to the Nationwide Tour.
The PlayStation 3 version of the demo will support the PlayStation Move controller to fully replicate an authentic golf swing. Looking for an even more immersive golf interaction? The demo can also be played in True View mode – a first-person vantage point that is new to the PlayStation 3 with the Move controller. Additional information about the Masters Tournament, the all-new career mode, Caddie/Course Mastery, new golfers and courses, and a host of other new features are detailed in the demo. Share the demo with friends to earn additional experience points (XP).
The Masters edition will go on sale on 31 March in Australia and 1 April in New Zealand, available on the Wii, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 consoles, with support of the PlayStation Move controller. 16 beautiful championship courses are featured on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of the game while the Wii edition will include 24 courses. The Masters and five additional courses will also be included in the Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 12 Collector’s Edition, developed exclusively for the PlayStation 3 system. In addition, over 20 golfers are available to choose from, including Bubba Watson (2011 Farmers Insurance Open champion), Zach Johnson (2007 Masters champion) and Rickie Fowler (2010 PGA TOUR Rookie of the Year).
Over the past two decades, EA SPORTS has introduced a series of immersive and authentic golf experiences across a variety of game platforms that has helped expand the popularity of the sport amongst fans. EA SPORTS growing golf portfolio includes the award-winning Tiger Woods PGA TOUR franchise, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR Online and the recently announced EA SPORTS PGA TOUR® Golf Challenge for Facebook.
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