Kalypso Media and Australian developer Torus Games have announced Matchpoint - Tennis Championships, a brand new "immersive tennis experience" heading to Switch.
With a focus on "realistic scenarios and player reactions," the game will launch on Switch and other platforms this spring. It's said that players will be able to make use of different tactics, player positioning and "authentic ball physics" to get the jump on their opponents in tournaments and competitions.
The title boasts an "extensive" career mode and a unique rivalry system (more on that in the feature list below), and a number of real-world tennis stars will also feature: Danill Medvedev, Garbine Muguruza, Andrey Rublev, Casper Ruud and Hubert Hurkaczs, Nick Kyrgios, Benoît Paire, Heather Watson, Hugo Gaston, Madison Keys, Victoria Azarenka, Carlos Alcaraz, and Pablo Carreño Busta.
Start your journey in single-player or online multiplayer. A deep career mode featuring a merit-based ranking system allows for accurate and competitive matchmaking.
Create your 3D tennis star. Choose your look, fashion, and play style with an array of customization options, including true-to-life techniques such as left-or right-handed, one-handed, or two-handed backhand.
Dominate the court as a tennis professional. Matchpoint – Tennis Championships features 16 real-life international tennis stars from the professional circuit, including Nick Kyrgios, Kei Nishikori, and Amanda Anisimova.
Fully customize your athlete and wearables. The game features gear from all of tennis’ name-brands, including UNIQLO, HEAD, and many more – giving players the chance to use their equipment, from rackets to clothing. Unlock special equipment by winning competitive matches.
Master all strokes and shots in grand style. Determine the outcome of a rally by choosing the best technique for the time: topspin, flat, lob or slice shot.
Take on opponents in local or online matches: Defeat challenging AI opponents or challenge your friends and rivals to a virtual tennis duel.
Study your rival’s moves and tactics. Watch your opponents and get to know their strengths and weaknesses to gain a tactical advantage before you even hit the court.
Practice makes perfect: Hire a personal coach to hone your skills. Enhance your strengths and diminish your weaknesses with an in-game coaching system of individual training modules.
Fine-tune your tactics in Practice and Training modes: Jump into various mini-games to hone your perfect game and become a force to be reckoned with on the court.
Compete in exhibition matches at spectacular venues around the globe. Each court has its unique characteristics; study your arenas of play and adapt your game to grass, clay, and hard courts.
Replay mode. Capture your fiercest rallies and decisive matchpoints on film and study the outcomes to improve your game.
We're yet to see any screenshots or footage specifically from the Switch version, but we do have some PC screens for you to check out in the meantime:
Interested? Will you keep an eye out for this one on Switch? Share your thoughts with us in the comments.