Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 released with Kinect features

Ahead of the upcoming Masters, EA Sports has released a new Tiger Woods game

EA Sports has added to its much loved and expansive offering of sports game titles with Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 released in the UK today

Developer EA Sports has officially launched the latest addition to its golf themed sports franchise with today’s Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 UK release date seeing the title add Kinect compatibility for the first time.

Introducing Xbox Kinect compatibility to the golfing franchise for the first time, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 will see gamers offered the chance to make use of their controller-free motion gaming peripheral to make shots simply by replicating a natural golfing action.

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 Features

Allowing users to swing their arms in order to make a shot in the game, the Kinect abilities of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 appear less fluid than hoped with users required to stand face on to the screen swinging sideways as to the usual side stance, forward swing motion adopted in golf.

With Kinect enabled voice commands further reducing the need for a physical controller, the upcoming addition to the Tiger Woods gaming collection is set to feature an all new game mode entitled the Tiger Legacy Challenge.

“Tiger Legacy Challenge will let you relive first-hand Tiger Woods' most memorable golf accomplishments as he rises from a child prodigy to a golfing legend; starting from Tiger's appearance on the Mike Douglas Show when he was just two years old,” an official EA Sports spokesperson has said.

“Your challenge throughout the mode is to play through Tiger's historic career and then help him reach his ultimate goal of breaking Jack Nicklaus' fabled major championship record.”

Speaking ahead of the game’s arrival iconic golfer Tiger Woods said: "The Kinect is just amazing. How you can actually just swing and it captures the movement, I mean you can actually make a true golf swing.

"I think this is the next generation, where you're going to get a whole new influx of people playing the game because now it's going to become not just a stick and a controller. What Wii did is one thing, the Wii motion, but now this Kinect is just going to blow it off the handle."

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 Release Date

Landing in the lead up to the first golf major of the year, the 2012 Augusta National, also known as the Masters, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 is available to buy now in the UK.

Continuing the dominant gaming franchise, the latest addition to the Tiger Woods branded series boasts a £39.99 price tag. A Masters Special Edition copy of the game will be available for £44.99.

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