Tiger Woods, Grand Slam Tennis to Offer Wii MotionPlus Support
A yearly favorite and...a breakfast head to the little white box's add-on.
By Andrew Joy 02/26/2009 23:21:54 PST

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Last year's Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09.

Though Wii MotionPlus, a Wii Remote add-on that increases the controller's motion-sensing capabilities, made something of a big splash at E3 last year, there's been surprisingly little said since about what games will actually support it (apart from the included Wii Sports Resort, a supposed Red Steel 2, etc.) when it arrives this spring. However, developer and publisher Electronic Arts today announced that two of its own titles will be among the first compatible with the device. Set to release June 16th, both Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 and EA SPORTS Grand Slam Tennis will offer expanded functionality, allowing the game to more accurately interpret your movements in their respective sports. For even non-gamers, Tiger Woods should be a familiar name, and PGA Tour 10 lets you slip back inside the shoes of the titular golfer and let the big dog eat at some of the game's most famous greens. And premiering on the Nintendo Wii, Grand Slam Tennis, on the other hand, represents EA's latest foray into the tennis world, giving players a shot at one of the sports most prestigious events: Wimbledon. For more information on Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 and EA SPORTS Grand Slam Tennis, be sure to check out the official press release below:

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) today announced that Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® 10 and EA SPORTS™ Grand Slam® Tennis will ship to retailers in North America on June 16, 2009, and will be the first two products from the EA SPORTS™ label that utilize the functionality of the Wii MotionPlus™. EA SPORTS has at least five products, including EA SPORTS Active in May, in development that will launch before the end of 2009 designed specifically for the Wii™.

“On the Wii, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 10 and EA SPORTS Grand Slam Tennis bring the authentic motion and excitement of championship golf and tennis to life for fans of all ages and skill levels,” said Peter Moore, President, EA SPORTS. “With the new Wii MotionPlus, slicing a winner on Centre Court at Wimbledon or dropping an 8 iron pin high on No. 17 at TPC Sawgrass have never felt better. We couldn’t be more excited about the dynamic new EA SPORTS experiences coming this year to the Wii.”

With the all-new Wii MotionPlus, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 10 will allow golf fans to experience a near-perfect 1:1 swing – and control to work the ball – from the tee box to the green. The game brings players inside the ropes to experience the drama of PGA TOUR tournament for the first time. Feel the intensity and excitement on every swing as you compete against the leaderboard. Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 10, the all-time top-selling franchise from EA SPORTS on the Wii*, will also ship on additional platforms in June.

EA SPORTS Grand Slam Tennis, available first for the Wii, puts the racket in the palm of your hand and offers the deepest tennis experience ever for the Wii. As the home to all four Grand Slams, and exclusive to Wimbledon, you can take your customized created player on a quest to win the four slams in Grand Slam career mode. Giving gamers a chance to play at Wimbledon’s famed Centre Court adds a level of authenticity that isn’t available anywhere else. EA SPORTS Grand Slam Tennis delivers an authentic tennis experience that makes you feel like you are playing with and against the sport’s greatest legends and today’s current stars.

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