GUILDFORD, UK. November 30, 2011 – EA SPORTS™ revealed today cover art for both the standard and collector’s editions of Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® 13 with artwork thatshowcases the great golfers of today while also commemorating the Masters Tournament’s historic legacy. The standard edition of the game features superstar golfers Rickie Fowler and Rory McIlroy alongside Tiger Woods in the US and European editions, respectively, while cover art for Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 13: The Masters Collector’s Edition features the famed Green Jacket. Cover art for both editions can be viewed at the Tiger Woods PGA TOUR Facebook page .
“The dream of winning a Green Jacket has inspired golfers for many years, so we are very proud to provide our fans the only game that allows you to compete in the Masters and attempt to win golf’s ultimate prize,” EA SPORTS Marketing Director Craig Evans said. “In addition, Rickie Fowler and Rory McIlroy are two of the most exciting young golfers in the game today and we’re thrilled to put them alongside Tiger Woods on the cover of Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 13.”
Since first being awarded to Sam Snead in 1949, the Green Jacket has become one of the most revered prizes in all of sports. The collector’s edition cover also includes an image of the Calamity Jane putter made famous by legendary amateur golfer and Tournament co-Founder Bobby Jones.
Headlining the in-game features of Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 13: The Masters Collector’s Edition is a new Green Jacket presentation ceremony that was developed for winners of the Masters. This comes in addition to every course and feature available in the standard edition, five additional golf courses, Augusta National’s Par 3 course and world-class Tournament Practice Facility, and much more.
In October, for the first time in franchise history, EA SPORTS provided fans the opportunity to choose who will join Tiger Woods on the cover of Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 13. Similar to previous EA SPORTS cover athlete votes for Madden NFL and NCAA Football, community reaction to the Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 13 Match Play cover vote was overwhelmingly positive as more than 250,000 votes were cast from over 35 countries during a three-week period that saw debates amongst golf enthusiasts and campaigning by the world’s top golfers through their personal social media channels.
On the heels of last year’s successful integration of the Masters into Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters, which Kotaku recently named its 2011 Sports Game of the Year,Augusta National Golf Club is back in Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 13 giving fans another chance to play one of the most celebrated courses in all of golf . The game will also feature all-new experiences around Tiger Woods’ memorable golf accomplishments throughout his lifetime and will be the first controller-free, voice-enabled and body tracking sports simulation game to support the Kinect™ motion control system for the Xbox 360® videogame system from Microsoft.
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. The EA SPORTS golf product portfolio includes the award-winning Tiger Woods PGA TOUR franchise, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR Online and EA SPORTS PGA TOUR® Golf Challenge for Facebook.
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