Virtua Tennis 4 Rips Winners on Wii and Xbox 360 (and PS3) this Spring


Previously announced only for the PS3, Virtua Tennis 4 is now also in the works for Wii and Xbox 360, all three versions scheduled for a spring release.

Virtua Tennis 4 is being developed to utilize each platform’s motion controller — PlayStation Move for PS3, Wii MotionPlus for Wii, and Kinect for Xbox 360 — but will be fully playable with standard game pads for the anti-waggle crowd.

So, what else will be in Virtua Tennis 4? Well, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic, Juan Martín Del Potro, Andy Roddick, Fernando Gonzalez, Gael Monfils, Maria Sharapova, Caroline Wozniacki, Venus Williams, Ana Ivanovic and Laura Robson have been confirmed so far, as far as the player roster is concerned. There will also be a deeper World Tour mode introducing a new aspect of off-court fame and decision making that will impact your career path; a new Match Momentum feature which will allow you to build up confidence and momentum by performing well over the course of a match; and a revamped online mode with competitive and casual areas, improved matchmaking and online tournaments.

“Virtua Tennis 4 is going to be a massive push forward for the series,” commented Gary Knight, Senior Vice President of Marketing at SEGA of Europe and SEGA of America. “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.”

It’s shaping up to be a fun spring of tennis gaming between Virtua Tennis 4 and Top Spin 4 from 2K Sports, and as a tennis game fanatic I simply cannot wait!

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