Northamptonshire, UK 5th March 2009
Fancy being a top darts player? Or would you prefer to match yourself up against the Pros? In this year’s PDC World Championship Darts 2009 game on Wii, you can do both! Either create your own male or female characters with your very own, barrel weights, flights, darts shirts and walk-ins or choose to move up the rankings by playing as (or against) one of 18 professional PDC players.
Will you play as ex-postman and five times World Championship winner, Raymond ‘The Man’ Van Barneveld or compete using the unique dart throwing style of Phil “The Power” Taylor, the sporting legend who has notched up an incredible 14 World Championship wins?
Left handed but not left out? The full list now includes 2 left handed players, James “the Gladiator” “009” Wade & Alan “the Saint” Tabern, who are new to the game – so no need to feel others have the unfair advantage!
Each Pro has their own set of influences on their play, including stamina, belief, ability to cope with pressure, concentration, accuracy and of course their favourite check out bed. Will it be double tops, or downstairs to “the basement” for double 3?
Introducing the full list of PDC Pro darts players available in the game:
Raymond van Barneveld
PDC World Championship Darts 2009 is released in Q2 2009 on Nintendo DS™ & Wii™.
For more information on the game please visit www.dartsvideogame.com
For more information about The Professional Darts Corporation: http://www.planetdarts.tv/
For more information about Oxygen Games: http://www.oxygengames.net
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About Oxygen Games™
Oxygen Games™ boasts a broad range of fun & sociable titles to capture the imagination of the casual-console games audience. With the focus on all major console platforms, Oxygen’s games are based on mainstream lifestyles and interests, whilst delivering contemporary content featuring sports, music & well known personalities. For more information please visit www.oxygengames.net
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