141w ago - Today Virtua Tennis 4 Brand Manager David Kempshall has shared some videos on the game's upcoming Virtua Tennis 4 exclusive PS3 Tennis content.
To quote: Firstly let me introduce myself to those of you who don't know me. My name is David Kempshall and I'm the Brand Manager for Virtua Tennis 4 and have worked on the game since the original version became available in 1999 on arcade machines across the world.
This is the first of a series of blogs about Virtua Tennis 4, which is out on May 10th, but I'd like to start with a few words about the big earthquake that hit Japan on March 11.
Everybody over here deeply appreciates your concern and consideration for us. Things have still not gotten back to normal, and areas around Tokyo are suffering from planned outages due to electricity shortages, but we are doing our very best to deliver Virtua Tennis 4 to you.
Hopefully you'll enjoy the game when it's released!
Today's blog is geared up to tell you all about what's new for Virtua Tennis 4 on the PlayStation 3, there are a host of new features including PlayStation Move compatibility, a brand new World Tour and online centre, plus plenty of others.
However, I'm happy to announce that on the PlayStation 3 VT fans can expect some extra...
171w ago - SCEE Blog Manager James Gallagher has shared details on Virtua Tennis 4 and PlayStation Move today, and confirmed it will be hitting the PS3 entertainment system in Spring 2011.
To quote: I recently spoke to the game's Executive Producer, Mie Kumagai, and asked why she had chosen to develop a tennis game when she served us the first in the Virtua Tennis series, back in 1999.
"When we first started the series, we wanted to make a casual arcade game that everyone could pick up and enjoy," she said.
"Sport seemed like a good place to start because it appeals to many people that wouldn't usually play games. That was the start of the series, but we reached a point where we were looking for something new; it's around this time that we heard about PlayStation Move."
Virtua Tennis 4 lets you step into the shoes of some of the world's best tennis pros. Every swing of the racquet can be performed with the PlayStation Move motion controller and you can judge the approach of the ball better than ever, thanks to stereoscopic 3D support. I asked Kumagai for her thoughts on Move and her philosophy behind working with a motion controller.
"I saw PlayStation Move at quite an early stage in its development," she replied, "and I remember being curious...
173w ago - Today at GamesCom Sega has officially unveiled Virtua Tennis 4 for PS3, which includes both PlayStation Move and 3D support.
Press Release: SEGA of America, Inc. and SEGA Europe Ltd. are thrilled to announce that the critically acclaimed Virtua Tennis series is in development for PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system, featuring full PlayStation Move compatibility and 3D technology.
Developed in Japan by the original Virtua Tennis Team, Virtua Tennis 4, releasing in 2011, promises a more immersive, true to life tennis experience than ever before.
Virtua Tennis 4 with the PlayStation Move is more than just hitting the ball; it's about the angle of the racquet, the spin and speed of the ball and the power of the shot.
The advanced motion sensors of PlayStation Move precisely track both the fast and subtle movements of the controller allowing for pinpoint accurate shots as players improve their racquet skills. Virtua Tennis 4 will also support 3D technology delivering unprecedented realism to the tennis experience, bringing you closer than ever to being out on the court.
"Virtua Tennis 4 is a fantastic example of how our 3rd Party partners are seeing the potential not just in PlayStation Move, but also 3D," said Simon Rutter, Senior Vice President,...