Motion Control in Virtua Tennis 4 only for mini-games

Expecting motion controls (Move, Kinect, Wii Motion Plus) for the upcoming Virtua Tennis 4? According to CVG, you’re out of luck. Mini-games and Motion Play modes are said to allow for the motion controls that will be advertised on the game’s box, while the career mode, online play, and tournaments are said to only support standard controller configurations. Weird, right?

Well, that’s not all. Gamers who were planning on picking up the Wii version should take note that this version will not allow for nunchuck or classic controller support, instead, you’ll be forced to hold the remote sideways and use the d-pad. Yes, really.

The game comes out May 10th in North America and May 14th in Europe, though if you only own a Wii, I wouldn’t bother.

[Source: CVG]


8 responses to “Motion Control in Virtua Tennis 4 only for mini-games

  1. ShadiWulf says:

    So its okay for Nintendo to make games that only use that crappy wiimote, but it's not okay for SEGA to do that? Pfft.. double standards.

  2. Sharky says:

    But it is a tennis game… The only reason anyone would buy a tennis game on the Wii is for the motion controller…

    It IS a weird choice no matter how you swing it. (Pun totally intended!)

    I'm waiting for a Sega statment that this is false and just a missunderstanding. If not it is very silly indeed and they may as well just cancel the Wii version.

    If true there MUST be a good reason, maybe Sony has been payed Sega to keep the motion controller option MOVE exclusive. I mean the PS3 version does already have some exclusive features… I suspect money hats.

  3. F-D_M says:

    Yesss… strongly original SEGA arcade! :DDDDDDDDD

  4. Chaosmaster8753 says:

    Were they being lazy?

  5. Ali says:

    What a mess.

  6. -nSega54- says:

    Sharky: My understanding is that this applies to all versions…Move support only for mini-games, not online or in the main campaign. Kinect=same way.

    Main game is traditional control only.

    The problem though is I guess magnified on the Wii because its "traditional control" scheme that Sega is allowing is so crappy. D-pad only?

    Really disappointing. Especially because the Motion Plus is such a blast to use and I was looking forward to using it here. But it looks like I'll be sitting this VT game out, again.

  7. Sharky says:

    @nSega, that can't be right I've already seen gameplay of the game and trailers showing the Move/Kenect versions of the game being played using normal tennis mode.

    I'm 98% sure this only applies to the Wii version of the game.

  8. -nSega54- says:

    hm….check out the article dude.

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