Tagged: tennis

Top Spin Tennis on Wii

2K Sports has announced that it will release Top Spin Tennis for the Wii in Spring 2008. The game is in development at PAM Development in conjunction with 2K Shanghai.

As expected, the Wii game will make use of the console’s motion-sensitive controllers, having players match the movements that they would make on a real court. The Nunchuk will control the player and aim, while the remote will be used to hit the ball like a tennis racquet.

There will be an array of modes in the game including singles, doubles, mixed and non-mixed matches, exhibitions, tournaments and more, with four levels of difficulty and ten international venues. Over a dozen licensed tennis stars as well as ten original characters will grace the game.

Top Spin 2 PC Announced

Aspyr has announced that it will be publishing the PC edition of Top Spin 2, stating that the game will be up in store shelves in Q1 2007.

The hit tennis game Top Spin 2 serves up 24 top-ranked athletes (Roger Federer, Maria Sharapova and more), a wide variety of events including all four Grand Slam tournaments, a multi-season career, and a set of new risk and advanced shots. In detailed, real-world venues such as Wimbledon, gamers can create realistic player models and their own on-court style with slices, drops, top spins, lobs, and drives against the tennis world¹s best-of-the-best. For experienced players, Top Spin 2 adds depth to gameplay with a number of risk shots and advanced controls, giving gamers the ability to pick apart their opponent piece-by-piece. If hard-core competition isn¹t your thing, take it easy and enjoy multiplayer party games, like Splash Court, Wall Breaker, and Time Bomb. The game supports up to four players on a single PC, and two players over the Internet or a LAN.

Sonic Riders on PC; Virtua Tennis 3 also on PC and PSP

Sega has announced that Sonic Riders is in development for the PC for release this Holiday season.

In Sonic Riders, Sonic and his friends are on a mission to foil the evil Dr. Eggman and his new henchmen, the Babylon Rogues. Dr.Eggman has created the Ex World Grand Prix; a no-holds barred racing series where the fastest “riders” in the world participate in this tournament. Never one to turn down a challenge to prove his speed, Sonic and his friends join the tournament and uncover Dr. Eggman’s true intentions. In Sonic Riders, players race on air boards through 13 amazingly detailed and challenging courses in either single player or 2 player multi-player mode. The innovatively designed tracks are filled with collectables, jump ramps for high flying acrobatic tricks, and long rails for grinding action. Riders will also ride “Turbulence” – waves generated from other riders – to boost their own speed. “Turbulence” can also be used as a moving half-pipe so riders can perform aerial tricks while racing past fellow competitors.

Sonic Riders is rated “E” for “Everyone” by the ESRB, and will retail for $20.

The company also plans on releasing Virtua Tennis 3 on PSP and PC, alongside the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions in Spring 2007. Sega also announced that the game will include a host of superstar tennis players from both the male and female circuits. Notables include Amelie Mauresmo, Maria Sharapova, Venus Williams, Martina Hingis in the female circuit; the male circuit will see Roger Federer, Andy Roddick, Lleyton Hewitt, and many others.

For those players who don’t want to embody their favorite superstars, they can create their own tennis superstar and take part in the brand new iteration of the World Tour Mode. The game will also include 10 brand new mini-games, as well as two classic mini-games. Multiplayer will make its appearance in the form of “Court Games” that will allow players to go head-to-head against up to three opponents.

As stated above, Virtua Tennis 3 is set for release on PC, PSP, PS3 and Xbox 360 in Spring 2007.

Virtua Tennis 3 Announced

In Sega’s first announcement before E3, the company announced Virtua Tennis 3 for the PS3 and Xbox 360. Returning to the series with enhanced photo-realistic graphics and advanced player animations, the next-gen game will, as its predecessors did, let players go around the world to participate in “heated” tournaments… and win!

The new entry will see newly added players and improvements to the game’s AI. There’ll be a Career Mode, letting gamers travel throughout the world and take on the tennis world’s biggest stars. Players will be able to create their own players through the Player Creation mode – the most detailed yet. Virtua Tennis 3 will also feature mini-games; in addition to games from previous titles, new ones will be introduced to “sharpen” players’ skills.

Virtua Tennis 3 will be on display at Sega’s E3 booth (#946, South Hall). It is due for release on the PS3 and Xbox 360 in Spring 2007.

Shipped Gold

The following titles have been shipped since March 30:

  • True Crime: New York City (PC)
  • Keepsake (PC)
  • Championship Manager 2006 (PC)
  • NBA Ballers: Phenom (PS2 and Xbox)
  • Top Spin 2 (Xbox 360, DS and GBA)
  • Xpand Rally (PC)

And these have gone gold:

  • Tomb Raider: Legend (PS2, Xbox, Xbox 360 and PC) – April 11
  • War on Terror (PC)
  • Hearts of Iron 2: Doomsday (PC)