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Tiger Woods isn't on the cover of the "Historic Edition" of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14, the fifth such box—special or main edition—in which the game's titular star has not appeared alone, or at all, in the past four years.
That's not to say I'll be wearing no pants. Tomorrow is the launch of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 and today, like last year, I'll be playing nine holes with the EA Sports Tiburon development team, and asking them questions about the new game, how they designed its new features, and why. Won't you join us?
There will be no Wii version of EA's Tiger Woods series this year. There could be a Wii U version, but EA confirmed to Kotaku that the Wii is out. A couple of years ago, the Wii was the series' flagship platform. This year, Xbox 360 Kinect gets the spotlight (PS3 is still supported, too.)
Calamity Jane, the fabled putter of the Augusta National co-founder Bobby Jones, graces the cover of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13's special edition, along with the club's signature Green Jacket. Oh yeah, some decent golfers also share the packshot of the main product on PS3 and Xbox 360.