Electronic Arts Inc. announced that The Ryder Cup, which is one of the most prestigious tournaments in golf, will be featured in the new Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11. The game will be available on 8th June on the Nintendo Wii, Xbox 360, Sony PlayStation 3 and iPhone platform and will support Sony's new PlayStation 3 Motion Controller to give players an interactive swing experience.
Players will try to bring home The Ryder Cup for their squad as they select a team and take on the challenge. They are able to choose from the United States or European squad and participate in the various competition modes, which are foursomes, fourballs and singles. In foursomes, players hit alternate shots. Fourballs and singles traditionally bring the biennial event to a close with players going head to head. The Ryder Cup is one of the last great sporting vents to be founded in prestige rather than prize money. Players will have the option to swap matches while playing The Ryder Cup mode offline, thus giving them the ultimate control over the outcomes of other matches.
Hosted by Ryder Cup Europe LLP and the PGA of America, The Ryder Cup is a competition that brings together the best American and European golfers in a team competition format. The cover of the Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 is a direct reflection of this tournament as Tiger Woods denotes the United States team and Rory McIlroy represents the Europeans. Coming from Northern Ireland and currently ranked 9th in the Official World Golf Ranking, McIlroy has posted several impressive showing early in his career. He also has a strong history in team play events as an amateur, including appearances in the Junior Ryder Cup and Walker Cup. Last year he had five top 10 PGA Tour finishes including a third-place tie in the 2009 PGA Championship.
McIlroy stated that this is a huge honor for him to be on the cover with Tiger Woods as he grew up idolizing him. McIlroy also stated that The Ryder Cup has always been his favorite sporting event and the tournament is being played at The Celtic Manor Resort in Wales in 2010. He also said that he is hopeful to have an opportunity to represent the European team later in the year, and that it is all very special.
Players will be able to take a team online after they participate in team play trough the Xbox 360 and Sony PlayStation 3.
This all-new-mode which is a first for the franchise will allow up to twenty-four (24) players to compete head to head as members of the team. Team members can also talk strategy with their mates over the Xbox LIVE or PlayStation Network.
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 for the Nintendo Wii brings two all-new enhanced swing mechanics in your living room while using the Wii MotionPlus. While the Tour Pro swing mechanic assesses rotation, swing plane and point of contact, The Advanced Plus swing difficulty will read the rotation and swing angle. The Tour Pro swing features an innovative first person camera angle from the tee box to the putting green, which is called True View, and it creates the most immersive and authentic golf experience in any video game. Players will no longer be watching the golfers, because they will be the golfers.
Electronic Arts has produced immersive golf experiences since 1986 that give fans the ability to hit the links via an authentic game play experience. Tiger Woods PGA Tour has sold more than twenty five million units worldwide since the launch of the Tiger Woods PGA Tour 99. The Critically acclaimed Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 on the Nintendo Wii was a finalist for the IGN's 2009 Sports Game of the Year.