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Need for Speed Undercover and Tiger Woods now on iPhone/iPod Touch

Posted by: Dan at 5/7/2009 6:12 AM
I mentioned it briefly yesterday morning, but EA Mobile has officially confirmed Tiger Woods PGA Tour and Need for Speed Undercover are now available on the AppStore for both the iPhone and the iPod Touch.  Tiger Woods has 120 holes across seven courses and will use the touch screen capabilities to control the game.  You can play as or against Tiger, Annika Sorenstam, Vijay Singh, Natalie Gulbis and Retief Goosen.  I took a look at it on a friends phone and will be grabbing this soon.  In Need for Speed, the game will feature over 20 cars (including the Porsche Carrera GT, and Lamborghini Gallardo) all of which can be customized.  This will be another title I will need to get my hands on to check out, as I enjoyed the console versions of the series.  Based on what I have seen so far, my opinion is that these two titles will be the first to show off the true gaming capabilities of the iPhone and Touch when applied to a game franchise.


EA Mobile Launches Tiger Woods PGA TOUR and Need for Speed Undercover on Apple App Store

Two EA Global Blockbuster Franchises Arrive for the First Time on iPhone and iPod Touch

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--EA Mobile™, a division of Electronic Arts Inc., (NASDAQ:ERTS), today announced two of its biggest global franchises are available on the Apple App Store. Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® and Need for Speed™ Undercover were created for the unique capabilities of the iPhone and iPod touch and providing the graphic quality and simulation experience that is core to these successful franchises. Tiger Woods PGA TOUR players will use the touch capabilities to draw back a golf club to tee off for a round at Pebble Beach. Need for Speed Undercover players will outrun the cops while navigating the roads using the accelerometer feature.

Tiger Woods PGA TOUR brings the ultimate mobile golf experience to the iPhone and iPod touch, including the world’s No. 1 golfer, legendary courses and an interface that leverages these great devices,” said Adam Sussman, VP of Worldwide Publishing for EA Mobile. “Need for Speed players will lose themselves in the most intense 3D racing environment EA has brought to mobile phones.”

Tiger Woods PGA TOUR

Tiger Woods PGA TOUR makes its debut on iPhone/iPod touch offering 120+ holes across seven of the most famous golf courses in the world including Pebble Beach, St. Andrews, and TPC Sawgrass. EA Mobile introduces the one-of-a-kind, touch-n-drag Swing Meter providing subtle visual feedback to achieve the perfect swing. In addition, players can swipe the screen to manipulate the direction of the ball spin. This is the only game on the market that allows players to play as or against Tiger Woods and other pro golfers such as Annika Sorenstam, Vijay Singh, Natalie Gulbis and Retief Goosen. Players are pulled into a virtual round of golf as they are surrounded by stunning 3D graphics, dynamic camera angles and true-to-life sounds as well as play-by-play commentary throughout the game. With Tiger Woods PGA TOUR, players can escape and play a round of golf anytime, anywhere.

Need for Speed Undercover

The highly anticipated, #1 racing franchise Need for Speed Undercover comes to iPhone/iPod touch. This action-packed, intense racing experience features 20 of the world’s hottest cars including the Porsche Carrera GT, and Lamborghini Gallardo – all of which you can make your own with aftermarket spoilers, multiple wheel options, body kits and a variety of paint schemes. It is no surprise that EA Mobile took full advantage of the unique features these devices offer, allowing users to corner and drift at 150mph+ with precisely-tuned tilt control steering and Nitrous Boost and Speedbreaker activation with the swipe of a finger. Unique to racing games, players are drawn into a storyline as they accomplish over 20 covert missions lead by Maggie Q via full motion cinematics offering hours of gameplay. The attention to detail in this game provides an immersive experience including sweeping camera angles, realistic 3D cars and environments, intense impact-crash sound effects, ambient street noise, and destructible objects. This is one of the must-have games of the summer.

Tiger Woods PGA TOUR and Need for Speed Undercover are currently available worldwide from Apple’s App Store on iPhone and iPod touch or at www.itunes.com/appstore. For information on pricing for all EA Mobile games, visit www.eamobile.com. Additional EA Mobile iPhone and iPod touch titles available include: TRIVIAL PURSUIT and Lemonade Tycoon, joining previously released Spore™ Origins, SimCity™, SCRABBLE, Tetris®, MONOPOLY Here & Now: The World Edition, YAHTZEE Adventures and Sudoku.