Sunnyvale, Calif. (February 18, 2010) - Leading online game publisher, GamesCampus.com ( www.GamesCampus.com), announced today that three of the top professional golfers in the world - Y.E. Yang, Anthony Kim and Camilo Villegas-are now available as playable characters in its golf simulation game, Shot Online ( http://shotonline.gamescampus.com).
Each of the high-ranked PGA TOUR player's names and likenesses, including each player's sponsors, are now available for purchase in-game. In addition to the new playable characters, Shot Online will be launching a brand new website in conjunction with the avatar
Shot Online features the real-life likenesses of each of the players including each golfer's individual movements. The characters of Villegas, Kim and Yang have much higher capabilities and growth speed than existing characters in the game and also sport their sponsored real life gear such as TaylorMade, Cobra, CVS and more. Characters are open for all players of any skill level and will cost $19.50 per character (for 30 days) or $29.50 for 90 days to obtain in the game's item shop. As a special promotion, all players will get a free 1 day ticket to test the player of their choice.
"These three golfers are some of the most talented players in golf today and we couldn't be happier that they are now a part of Shot Online," said David Chang, EVP of Marketing and Business Development for GamesCampus. "GamesCampus is committed to giving golf enthusiasts a unique and enjoyable way to play their favorite sport, and we think these new pro players will enhance their total experience."
Y.E. Yang, ranked 29th in the world, stunned the golf world last August when he out-dueled Tiger Woods to win the PGA Championship, becoming the first male Korean golfer to win one of golf's four majors in the process. He earned twovictories in 2009, and was also the first golfer to overtake Woods in a major championship in which the world's number one golfer had the lead going into the final round.
At only 24, Anthony Kim is one of golf's brightest, and most popular, young stars. Kim turned professional in 2006 and finished second in his PGA tournament debut at the Valero Texas Open. In 2008, he enjoyed a breakout season, earning his first Tour victory at the Wachovia Championship, following it up with a win at the AT&T National two months later, and playing an integral role as the U.S. team brought the Ryder Cup back home after three consecutive losses. With a fearless personality on the course, and a strong, well-rounded game, Anthony Kim promises to be a 'major' force in golf for many years.
Camilo Villegas of Colombia is another of golf's most popular young superstars, gaining 'rockstar' status around the world on the PGA and European Tours. Known for his movie star looks, a superhuman fitness level and a powerful, all-around game, Villegas won the final two FedExCup tournaments in 2008 to finish second in the standings and earn 7th place in the Official World Golf Rankings. His unorthodox putting routine that sees him crouch extended and low to the ground to read his putts has earned Villegas the nickname "Spiderman".
"It's exciting to be portrayed as a playable character in a really fun gaming experience for golfers and golf fans," said Anthony Kim. "I think it's terrific that Shot Online gamers will beable to experience the same kind of world class golf excitement that we do!"
Players can sign up by going to GamesCampus' official Shot Online website ( http://shotonline.gamescampus.com)
About Shot Online
Shot Online, developed by Gamescampus.com, is a hybrid massively multiplayer online game. This golf simulation game incorporates elements of traditional role-playing and is enhanced by proprietary physics software. This software allows for real-world golf ball behavior based on environmental factors. Detailed 3-D graphics and realistic animation enhance the user-experience as players help their characters grow in skill and capability. Team and solo competitions allow players a chance to win game currency with which users can purchase skill-enhancing items.
GamesCampus.com is a thriving Free-to-Play games portal operated by OnNet USA and serving the Western gaming market. Based in California, OnNet USA was founded in 2006 with the launch of its highly successful golf simulation game, Shot Online. Games Campus' diverse game portfolio includes MMOs ranging from sports titles such as Shot Online and MLB Dugout Heroes, to fantastic fantasy MMOs and 3rd person shooting games like Asda Story and Manga Fighter. All of GamesCampus.com titles are completely free to play, and can be accessed at http://gamescampus.com.