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The world’s top tennis stars are hitting the courts again as SEGA’s best-selling tennis series smashes back into action on Wii – Virtua Tennis 2009 will be arriving in May 2009.

Create your own player, join the new World Tour, where you will be trained by a real-life legend of tennis, and compete for the #1 ranking against the planet’s biggest stars. Then take your character online and prove you’re the best with the new online ranking system!

With brand new courts to test your skills in, a new roll call of tennis stars to compete against and even more popular court minigames, Virtua Tennis 2009 is set to be a bigger hitter than ever before!

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Posted by James Newton

The new world number one

The first question you might ask when playing Virtua Tennis 2009 is “why has it taken so long to make a great tennis game on Wii?”. Ever since we saw the first videos all those years ago it seemed the console was destined to become better than the...

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May wait for EA Grand Slam Tennis instead as it uses the WiiMotionPlus adaptor. Virtua Tennis is meant to be a quality title (using past games as evidence) to be fair, but I wonder if the controls will work with that engine in use. It only just about did with Sega Superstar.




Aaahhh yes it does, sorry. Its been reviews by n-gamer at around 88%....and thats WITHOUT wiimotionplus in use. It sounds quite "hardcore" though



Razieln64 said:

Just so you know. I've bought EA's GST. I traded it for VT 2009 due to unresponsiveness of the controls in GST. Sometimes, the controls work and other times they just don't. Due to the poor AI you have to absolutely use the nunchuk to move your player. I usually play tennis with my dad (he's 52 and doesn't play video games) so he doesn't need to know all the subtle controls(a for a lob, etc) to have fun. He just needs to know that to hit the ball you swing the wiimote. I tried GST with him and after a few hours we've decided GST wasn't polished enough control wise. And also GST is pretty hard even at medium difficulty. I've still managed to win 2 of 15 matches. VT's responsiveness is way better than GST's and it's more fun to play.



James said:

You can move your player around with the D-pad - although they do move automatically - but otherwise your shot selection is all down to how you swing your racquet. As for camera angles, I haven't tried to change them yet but I think there's an over-the-shoulder view. Could be wrong though - full review coming this weekend!

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