PDC World Championship Darts: Pro Tour isn't the first sports game from O-Games to make use of PlayStation Move – its previous release was the very playable John Daly's ProStroke Golf, and now the publisher is lined up at the oche with a new title on Friday.
PS3 owners who pick the game up on launch day will be greeted by exclusive downloadable content available from the PlayStation Store in the form of two new players, Peter "One Dart" Manley and Wayne "Hawaii 5-0-1" Mardle. That's not all: there's also a new tournament, the Las Vegas Desert Classic, which a five-round tournament for up to 32 competitors.
There's no word on whether the DLC will be free or available at a cost, but there isn't long to find out as the game is released in Europe this Friday.
PDC WCD: PT + DLC = PS3
You don’t need to be Russ Bray to do the maths that downloadable content for PDC World Championship Darts: Pro Tour will be available at launch as a PlayStation 3 exclusive
22nd November 2010 – Wellingborough, UK/… O-Games today announced that downloadable content for its eagerly-awaited PDC World Championship Darts: Pro Tour will be available as a PlayStation 3 exclusive when the game launches on 26th November 2010.
The DLC pack will add two new Professional Darts Corporation players to the mix – Peter Manley (2003 LVDC winner) and Wayne Mardle (2004 and 2005 LVDC runner-up). Once added to the player roster, gamers will be able to play as or play against these colourful characters. Also featured as part of the DLC pack is the Las Vegas Desert Classic set and tournament. Consisting of five rounds, this new feature incorporates a straight legs format for 32 competitors and is open to all in Career mode.
PDC World Championship Darts: Pro Tour builds on the successes of its predecessors, featuring international superstars like Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor, Raymond van Barneveld, James Wade, Mervyn King, Simon Whitlock and Jelle Klaasen; as well as updated graphics, character models, and an optimised control system. PDC World Championship Darts: Pro Tour provides fluid, accurate and simple throwing dynamics, getting players closer to the action than ever before.
The latest iteration in the phenomenally successful franchise has evolved to support the latest developments in motion control gaming and will feature full PlayStation Move motion controller and Wii Motion+ support, in addition to standard PS3 and Xbox 360 control pads – allowing more players more ways of joining the game.
Further establishing its heritage as the definitive darts game for fans of the sport, PDC World Championship Darts: Pro Tour’s in-depth career mode will also support the latest tournaments, including the Grand Slam of Darts, a new fixture in the PDC events calendar. Player View puts you at The Oche in the eyes of a Pro, with gamers being able to control player celebrations. Plus the atmosphere will be further enhanced with an all-new commentary from TV’s ‘Voice of Darts’ Sid Waddell and John Gwynne; top level match referees, Bruce Spendley and Russ Bray; and Master of Ceremonies, John McDonald. O-Games has also confirmed online 1-on-1 matches for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 gamers.
PDC World Championship Darts: Pro Tour lines up at the Oche on 26th November 2010 for WiiTM, PlayStation 3TM and Xbox 360TM. For the first time, the series implements the innovations provided by the PlayStation Move and Wii MotionPlus controllers.
The games publisher is teaming up with PDC darts referee Russ Bray in a Facebook search for the public’s own interpretation of Bray’s famous ‘180!’ catchphrase. Entrants are encouraged to film a short video of themselves saying ‘180!’, and then share it with the official PDC World Championship Darts: Pro Tour community by uploading the video to the official Facebook page at www.facebook.com/pdcworldchampionshipdartsprotour. All entries will be judged by a panel fronted by Russ Bray and O-Games. The promotion will run until Friday 17th December, with only those demonstrating to the judging panel that they can ‘bray like Bray’ being in with the chance of winning top prizes.