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Virtua Tennis 4 Smashes Into Action

Virtua Tennis 4 Smashes Into Action

The World’s Top Tennis Stars Are Hitting the Courts Again as SEGA’s Best-Selling Tennis Series Releases in Spring 2011

Sega is thrilled to announce that Virtua Tennis 4 will be making its way onto North American retail shelves for the Xbox 360. As previously announced, the game will also be available for PlayStation 3 featuring PlayStation Move compatibility and 3D technology.

Developed to take full advantage of Kinect for Xbox 360 and PlayStation Move, Virtua Tennis 4 puts players closer than ever before to being out on the court. Fans of the world’s No.1 selling tennis series can also enjoy all of the new features using regular controllers. Boasting its strongest ever player line-up across all platforms, Virtua Tennis 4 features the world’s top stars such as world No.1 Rafael Nadal, 16-time major champion Roger Federer and UK No.1 Andy Murray. Joining them for the first time are seven new champions making their debut to the series, enabling players to take on the likes of Juan Martín Del Potro, Fernando Gonzalez, Caroline Wozniacki and Laura Robson.

Gary Knight, Senior Vice President of Marketing comments,
Virtua Tennis 4 is going to be a massive push forward for the series. New technology has allowed for the development of innovative styles of gameplay, meaning Virtua Tennis can reach a level of realism not seen before in the tennis genre.

In addition, Virtua Tennis 4 sees a totally new World Tour career mode designed to encourage replay value with an element of off-court fame. Each decision affects a player’s career path meaning no two careers will ever be the same, while a brand new on-court feature makes for even more dramatic singles and doubles matches. Players can build up their Match Momentum gauge over the course of a match and revel in their improved ability as their players grow in confidence.

The new Online Mode offers an invigorating experience with the choice of a competitive and casual area to suit all players. This new hub will be the most engaging online experience for tennis gamers ever, promising a more competitive matchmaking system and online tournaments geared to seeking out the ultimate Virtua Tennis Champion.

Virtua Tennis 4 is developed by the original Virtua Tennis Team in Japan and will be available in Spring 2011 for the PlayStation®3 system, Xbox 360 and Wii and has not yet been rated by the ESRB.

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0 #1 HardwareLust 2011-01-22 09:53
The real question is going to be how well this stands up against Top Spin 4, which is also coming out this year. Personally, I preferred Top Spin 3 in the last round of tennis games.

Also, be curious to see how well this works without Kinect, because frankly I'm not interested in Kinect games, at all.

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