Virtua Tennis 4 dated

virtua-tennis-4-thumbBig fan of the Sega's Virtua Tennis franchise? Well, you'll be glad to hear that the latest installment of the best-selling tennis series, Virtua Tennis 4, will be making its way onto your favorite consoles real soon.

 

Big fan of the Sega's Virtua Tennis franchise? Well, you'll be glad to hear that the latest installment of the best-selling tennis series, Virtua Tennis 4, will be making its way onto your favorite consoles real soon.

Scheduled to arrive across Europe on April 29th and North America on May 10th 2011, Virtua Tennis 4 promises to take the series in a whole new level of realism, taking full advantage of the motion sensing technology, with PlayStation Move, MotionPlus and Kinect support. The game will also support 3D technology delivering unprecedented realism to the tennis experience, bringing you closer than ever to being out on the court.

Gameplay preview

 

“ 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 in a recent press release. “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.”

Boasting its strongest ever player line-up to date, Virtua Tennis 4 features the who's who in the tennis world, including Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and 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.

In addition, Virtua Tennis 4 also features a brand new World Tour career mode designed to encourage replay value with an element of off-court fame with "each decision affects a player’s career path meaning no two careers will ever be the same." It also includes a new on-court feature which 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.

A brand new Online Mode will also be present that offers players a whole new experience with the choice of a competitive and casual area to suit their needs. "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," notes the firm.