The Tiger Woods PGA Tour video game franchise is the latest to reach back in the history of its sport to add some flavor to its newest version. The NBA 2K series struck gold when it began using NBA greats from the past, and the Madden and NCAA series tabbed its share of gridiron greats for Madden 13 and NCAA Football 13.
Now Arnold Palmer's likeness will be brought on board to help push the Tiger Woods series to new heights, per EASports.
At this point, it is unclear how Palmer's presence will affect the game, or what game modes have been created to highlight his involvement. The cover pictured below states that the game will feature 20 championship courses.
This will be the 16th edition of the popular series. The gameplay has gotten stronger in the last two or three years, so improving the presentation and commercial appeal makes sense.
There isn't a more respected name to associate with the game than Palmer's.
According to Golf.com, Woods and Palmer will also be joined by three-time PGA Tour winner Keegan Bradley, rising star Bud Cauley, LPGA Player of the Year Stacy Lewis and LPGA rising star Lexi Thompson.
The Golf.com article also indicates that the game will have 25 playable characters in all.
It would be awesome if the game included a Palmer challenge mode. Something that would give gamers an opportunity to play through Palmer's most memorable moments on the tour could go over well.
The Tiger Legacy Challenge was in the last version, hopefully that will be the direction they go in with Palmer's inclusion.
I'm sure we'll find out in the coming months as the game's release date draws closer. No definite date has been announced, but Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 released in late March. It's a good bet this version will be available around the same time in 2013.
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