EA to offer the add-on as a pack-in with the upcoming golf game.
As publisher of some of the first games available for the much anticipated add-on, it is no secret that Electronic Arts is supportive of Wii MotionPlus. Only today, however, did we learn the full extent of that support, as it was announced that Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 will be among the titles to come included with the peripheral. In fact, it looks as though it will be the first. Given last Tuesday's news, it was easy to assume that the device – which would be available separately as early as June 8th - wouldn't make an appearance as a bundle until Nintendo's own Wii Sports Resort landed on shelves in late July. But, with Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 shipping for the Nintendo Wii on June 15th, players can now get both the game and the motion-sensitivity enhancer all in one package earlier, and for only a slightly adjusted price ($49.99 for the standalone game, and $59.99 for the bundle). The same deal is also taking in Europe, though they get a chance to pick one up with the release of EA Sports Grand Slam Tennis, too. For more information on Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 and Wii MotionPlus, be sure to check out the official press release below:
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--EA SPORTS™, a label of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS), today announced that the Wii™ version of Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® 10 will be bundled with Nintendo’s new Wii MotionPlus™ accessory when the title ships to stores in June in North America. In Europe, both Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 10 and EA SPORTS Grand Slam® Tennis will be bundled with the Wii MotionPlus accessory at launch.
“This exclusive and limited-time offer is exciting news for sports fans who want to enhance their Wii experience for a great value with the new Wii MotionPlus right at launch with Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 10,” said Peter Moore, President, EA SPORTS. “The functionality of the Wii MotionPlus will help us deliver the authentic, true-to-life sports motion for Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 10 and EA SPORTS Grand Slam Tennis that will redefine the sports experience on the Wii.”
Both Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 10 and EA SPORTS Grand Slam Tennis have been rated “E” by the ESRB. Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 10 has an MSRP of $59.99 when bundled with the Wii MotionPlus. Both products, which ship to stores on June 15 on the Wii in North America, will be available for $49.99 without the accessory.
EA SPORTS has at least five products in development that will launch before the end of 2009 designed specifically for the Wii, including:
Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 10
Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 10 coupled with the Wii MotionPlus accessory gives players an unprecedented authentic golf swing experience and the ability to control and work their golf ball around the course. The Wii MotionPlus accessory also adds to the gameplay experience with an all-new disc golf mode in Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 10. With Wii MotionPlus, gamers have increased fidelity and complete free motion of their disc and can throw it in any manner they choose. Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 10 will also ship on additional platforms on June 15. Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 10 is developed by EA Tiburon in Orlando, Florida.
EA SPORTS Grand Slam Tennis
EA SPORTS Grand Slam Tennis, launching first on the Wii, makes users feel like they are playing championship tennis in the comfort of their living rooms. Wii MotionPlus elevates the authentic tennis experience to a higher level with precise ball placement and added shot depth. With the accessory, tennis fans will appreciate the freedom to control the backswing of champions like John McEnroe, Serena Williams, Roger Federer or any one of their in-game players, as well as have the ability to run around a forehand or backhand. EA SPORTS Grand Slam Tennis is developed by EA Canada in Vancouver, B.C. The product will ship on additional platforms later in the year.
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