Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters demo tees up March 8

Prerelease sampler for latest golf game arrives next month for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3; lets gamers shoot for the pin on Augusta National’s par-4 18th.

In January, Electronic Arts announced its latest Tiger Woods game would be the first to include the sacred Augusta National golf course, home to the Masters tournament. Now, gamers eager to tee up and go for a low score will be able to prior to the game's release.
Tiger wearing his traditional Sunday red.

EA has announced that a demo for Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters will debut on Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network beginning March 8. The sampler thrusts players onto the tee box of the par-4 18th hole at Augusta National.

Gamers will play as Tiger Woods in the demo, and the voice of longtime Masters announcer Jim Nantz (and the colorful David Feherty) will provide commentary as Woods goes for his fifth Green Jacket.

The PlayStation 3 version of the demo can be played with the PlayStation Move controller. Further, players can immerse themselves deeper into the game by toggling on the game’s True View mode, which offers a first-person view. EA also noted that "sharing" the demo will increase gamers' XPs but did not elaborate further.

The Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of the game will feature 16 courses, with Sony's system also receiving a Collector's Edition of the game, which includes an extra five courses at a $10 premium over the standard edition. As in previous years, the Wii edition offers the most holes in one game, with Augusta National and 23 additional courses to play. PGA Tour 12 will also let players relive memorable shots from the Masters' storied history, including Woods' four Green Jacket wins at the tournament.

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters is due out on March 29. For more on the title, check out GameSpot's most recent preview.

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Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters

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gamerfan85
gamerfan85

I finally played the Master's demo with my move and it was AWESOME!

JJMIZZY
JJMIZZY

Technically the PGA season doesn't EVER end, but the only guys that are really playing with any kind of consistency from October through March are the scrubs that are trying to make a name for themselves. The Masters is the unofficial kickoff of the PGA season. I was using the term Bush voters to imply ignorance, since that's what the morons that voted for them are most known for. If you're one of said morons, and you clearly are, tough shi*. Now go watch Glenn Beck, bright boy.

gamerfan85
gamerfan85

Yeah, but clearly the season doesn't REALLY start until Augusta. I'm psyched. I used to play this game on the wii but it's just not responsive enough. I can't wait to see how good my swing really is with the move. LOL.

jshaas
jshaas

@JJMIZZY... Dude the PGA Tour season starts in January. What are you talking about "ten days before?" Also, what does voting for Bush have to do with anything going on with this game? NOTHING. Stop posting ignorant comments that don't add anything to the discussion of the story. OT: I've been waiting for the Masters since EA started making the TW games. And to all the haters, I still love the guy and hope he returns to his peak. He made a huge mistake, nobody knows that more than he does. He's apoligized, and is paying the penalty. We've forgiven Vick, so why can't we forgive Tiger?

DrKill09
DrKill09

I wish they'd drop this turd bag entirely. I want him in a sports game as much as OJ or Bob Knight.

benz1980i
benz1980i

Finally another game I can used with my move controller

puffadell
puffadell

i hope tiger plays better on his own games than on the real tour

alexLmx6
alexLmx6

What's with the vastly differing levels of content on the systems? Are they going to sell the extra courses on 360 as DLC or something? Also, people need to stop bashing Tiger, just because he made the mistake of marrying a golddigger doesn't mean he deserves to have it constantly brought up.

raahsnavj
raahsnavj

With the mascot they still use they should have branched this game out into an RPG by now and slapped some hot coffee in it or something.

JJMIZZY
JJMIZZY

I like that the Bush voters at EA finally realized that releasing a golf game midway through the season was moronic. Imagine if Madden (assuming it didn't suck, and I still played it, which I don't) came out every year after Week 8 of the NFL season. Duh. Now I'd be really happy if they would just go all the way and release the TW franchise one MONTH before the season starts (again, like Madden does) so that I have time to get my virtual game in enough shape to be competitive in The Masters. Ten days before the season begins isn't enough time EA.

le_mulot
le_mulot

@krazy-blazer Freaking great comment dude. I actually roll on the floor and laughing so hard at the moment. So funny, *sick*

krazy-blazer
krazy-blazer

can you cheat on your wife in this version

Land-0-Funk
Land-0-Funk

Sweet! now I can buy Tour 11 cheap! :)

sleepnsurf
sleepnsurf

Hopefully it is as good as 2010 on the wii

blackace
blackace

I wonder how much more the PS3 Collectors Edition will cost people. I'm still getting it for my XBox 360. I could care less about move control. I'm surprised it doesn't support Kinect though. EA should let you scan all your golf clubs into the game. Then you can grab them virtually and use them in the game. I would be very cool. Microsoft will need to speak to them about that.