Virtua Tennis 4 coming to PS3, 360 and Wii! (SEGA Fans Rejoice!)

Awesome, awesome, awesome news! Virtua Tennis 4 is coming to all home consoles! What more, the game will be Kinect compatible. You have no idea how freakin’ excited I am right now. Check out the press release after the break.

LONDON & SAN FRANCISCO (January 20, 2011) – SEGA® Europe Ltd. and SEGA® of America, Inc. are thrilled to announce that Virtua Tennis™ 4 will be making its way onto North American retail shelves for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the Wii™ system from Nintendo in Spring 2011. As previously announced, the game will also be available for PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system featuring PlayStation®Move compatibility and 3D technology.

Developed to take full advantage of Kinect™ for Xbox 360®, PlayStation®Move, and MotionPlus, 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.

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.”

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.

Celebrate in the comments section below. Woo hoo!

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10 responses to “Virtua Tennis 4 coming to PS3, 360 and Wii! (SEGA Fans Rejoice!)

  1. Gagaman says:

    Not really surprised, I pretty much knew this wouldn't be a PS3 exclusive. Now explain why Dreamcast collection is not on PS3 please Sega.

  2. -nSega54- says:

    Good choice, Sega. Very good choice.

    Not sure what they were thinking with the original "PS3 exclusivity" but that would have been a terrible decision.

    Let's hope the other versions are not less in quality.

  3. @Gagaman

    From what I've gathered, Sony is very hesitant to do disc releases of PSN titles. I don't think it's a SEGA issue so much that it's a Sony issue.

    @nsega54

    I agree! I'm always for SEGA games hitting all platforms, or at least if a game is on one HD console I like to see it on the other. Totally understandable when Wii gets exclusives, as porting isn't as easy. I'll bet the PS3 and 360 versions will be very comparable, though I'll bet the Move controls will be better than the Kinect controls as they were intially developed for the Move. HOpefully they didn't half ass Kinect controls.

  4. Sharky says:

    Great news, I cant wait to see how it plays using Kenect…

    Not that I much like Kenect but it could be a cool.

  5. Ali says:

    Great news!!!!

  6. George says:

    I don't even own move. Reviewing this should be great… *counts 100 dollars down the toilet*

  7. Sega Uranus says:

    I rather get it on Wii honestly.

    Kind of weird how they used the 2009 subtitle and probably will never use that again.

  8. Oh just you wait Sanus, I have an article brewing about how confusing the Virtua Tennis titles get. Or should I say Power Smash? Tennis… 2k2…? 2009? 4..?

  9. George says:

    Barry this ruined the PS3 tournament I planned for months (actually I had nothing planned, just want to make you feel shamed)

  10. cube_b3 says:

    I'm not hating but I didn't enjoy the Street Fighterish water colors trailer.

    I am super excited for the game though.

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