Take to the Links with John Daly Next Tuesday
Posted by James Newton
Can The Lion beat Tiger's Move display?
Sports Champions may not feature a golf game – a surprising omission, it must be said – the Move isn't going to miss out when it comes to licensed versions of the sport. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 is already out of course, butsimilarly controversial golfer John Daly is set to launch his own title in the form of John Daly's ProStroke Golf, reaching North America on October 5th and reaching Europe on October 15th.
Gamers who pick up the game on launch day can also expect to find a number of free additional courses available as download content, though there's no official confirmation of whether this will be through retailer-specific giveaways, a one-use redemption code or some other method.
We'll have a full review of John Daly's ProStroke Golf shortly after its release.
International videogame publisher O-Games revealed today the launch date for golf title, John Daly's ProStroke Golf. The only golf game officially endorsed by 'The Lion' himself, John Daly's ProStroke Golf will offer fans of the genre a genuinely unique take on golf gaming when it officially tees off on October 5th for PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system and October 19th for Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.
From Oxfordshire-based developer Gusto Games, John Daly's ProStroke Golf is the spiritual sequel to ProStroke Golf: World Tour 2007, incorporating all the features that have made the series a hit with gamers. The trademark ProStroke control system, a first-person view of the ball and club head, offers the closest representation of a natural golf swing available with no artificial barriers to impede shot performance. The title is also the first golf game to have been built from the ground up incorporating PlayStation Move technology, giving PlayStation 3 system owners the ability to rotate the club head in real-time, punch and chip the ball according to the input movement, simulate weight transfer and much more.
"John Daly's ProStroke Golf represents the next chapter in an exciting adventure we started with Gusto Games back in the PlayStation 2 era," said Jim Scott, CEO of O-Games. "Given his eye-catching ability, personality and style, John Daly was a natural choice for us to front the title and we're confident his fans, and golf fans in general, will be suitably impressed."
Sam Torrance and Peter Kessler provide lively commentary across 12 varied and challenging courses, populated with interactive spectators to bring a rich match-day atmosphere to life. Away from the tournaments and exhibitions gamers would expect from a golf title, the 'Challenge Mode' offers a series of golfing trials presented by John Daly himself, as he takes players through the different disciplines of the game, from putting and approach play to the world famous 'Long John' drive itself.