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Virtua Tennis 4 (PS Vita)

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www.playstation.com:
    The dazzling console tennis experience in the palm of your hand.

    • Play unbelievable shots using precise, intuitive touch controls across all game modes – including the two-player Touch Versus option on one system
    • Wow international tennis fans on your journey from zero to hero in a full career mode
    • Choose from 22 top players, 33 stunning stadiums and ten addictive mini-games.
    • Share stats, chat and play online matches via PlayStation Network, and upload your own face into the game using the front camera.

    Contributed by havoc of smeg (12851) on Jan 23, 2012.

SEGA press release (July 08, 2011):
    LONDON (July 8th, 2011) &ndash SEGA® Europe Ltd. are pleased to announce that from today Virtua Tennis&trade 4 will be available for PC as boxed product for the European market. Virtua Tennis 4 for PC includes all of the features found in the home console versions, including an enhanced online mode, leaderboard support and a new social clubhouse.

    Fans of the world&rsquos No.1 selling tennis series can experience the same exciting court action found in real-life matches, featuring champions such as Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Andy Murray, Juan Martin Del Porto and Caroline Wozniacki. In addition, gamers can create their own tennis pro to play in tournaments and a brand new World Tour career mode. You can also take your character online in a bid to reach world no.1!

    Virtua Tennis 4 for PC fully supports the Xbox 360 controller.

    Virtua Tennis 4 is also available on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii and via partners for PC Digital Download.

    For more information, please visit the official site at www.sega.com/virtuatennis4

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (108337) on Sep 24, 2011.

SEGA press release (June 25, 2011):
    LONDON & SAN FRANCISCO (25th June, 2011) – SEGA® Europe Ltd. and SEGA® of America, Inc. are thrilled to announce that Virtua Tennis™ 4 will be available from today via SEGA partners for PC Digital Download at £19.99.

    Virtua Tennis 4 puts players on the courts as the world’s top tennis stars such as Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray. Joining them are seven new champions making their debut to the series, enabling players to take on the likes of Fernando Gonzalez, Caroline Wozniacki, Juan Martín Del Potro, and Laura Robson. Fans of the world’s No.1 selling tennis series can play even more dramatic singles and double matches using a brand new on-court feature for an even more dramatic experience.

    Virtua Tennis 4 is also available on PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and Wii™.

    For more information, please visit the official site at www.sega.com/virtuatennis4

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (108337) on Sep 24, 2011.

SEGA press release (February 24, 2011):
    LONDON & SAN FRANCISCO (24 February, 2011) – SEGA® Europe Ltd. and SEGA® of America, Inc. are pleased to confirm that Virtua Tennis™ 4 for PlayStation®3, Xbox 360® and Wii™ will hit stores across Europe on April 29th and North America on May 10th 2011.

    As spring hits and tennis fever takes over the world, top tennis stars warm up and head for the courts to battle it out and be crowned No 1. Relive the tension and excitement with Virtua Tennis 4 by taking on the likes of tennis heroes; Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Andy Murray, Juan Martin Del Porto and Caroline Wozniacki. Experience the same intense drama as you build up your Match Momentum gauge, and revel in your form as your player grows in confidence.

    Virtua Tennis 4 takes the series to a higher level of realism with the PlayStation®Move, MotionPlus and Kinect™ compatibility, pushing the tennis genre forward yet again. Exciting new features such as a refreshing World Tour experience means every decision you make both on and off the court, will affect your path. You'll never experience the same career twice!

    For more information about the game, please visit www.sega.com/virtuatennis4

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (108337) on Sep 24, 2011.

SEGA press release (January 20, 2011):
    LONDON & SAN FRANCISCO (January 20th, 2011) – SEGA® Europe Ltd. and SEGA® of America, Inc. are thrilled to announce that Virtua Tennis™ 4 will be making its way onto the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the Wii™ in 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 PlayStation®Move, MotionPlus and Kinect™, 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 a huge push forward for the much loved SEGA 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 PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii.

    For more information, please visit the official site at www.sega.com/virtuatennis4

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (108337) on Sep 24, 2011.

SEGA press release (August 18, 2010):
    LONDON & SAN FRANCISCO (August 18th, 2010) – SEGA® Europe Ltd. and SEGA® of America, Inc. 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. Due to release in 2011 and being developed in Japan by the original Virtua Tennis Team, Virtua Tennis 4 promises a more immersive, true to life tennis experience than ever before.

    Virtua Tennis 4 with the PlayStation Move isn’t just about 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 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, Sales & Marketing at SCEE. “The combination of both Move and 3D offers an entirely new gaming experience and one that has the potential to completely change how people interact with their entertainment. Virtua Tennis 4 shows how this technology can be implemented and we are very excited to be working with SEGA on this.”

    “We have always strived to provide a tennis experience that is both true to the sport and great fun to play, and we are continuing to work with Sony to make this happen”, commented Gary Knight, Senior Vice President of Marketing at SEGA Europe and SEGA America. “With Virtua Tennis 4 being developed for PlayStation Move and featuring 3D technology, the boundaries of realism in sports video games are being pushed even further”.

    With a host of additional features and the full player line-up to be revealed in the coming months, Virtua Tennis 4 is slated for release in 2011 and will be available on PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system.

    Virtua Tennis 4 is currently being shown at the Sony Computer Entertainment Europe consumer stand in Hall 07.1 of the Cologne Trade Fair Center at Gamescom 2010 trade fair for interactive games and entertainment.

    For more information, please visit the official site at www.sega.com/virtuatennis4

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (108337) on Sep 24, 2011.

www.sega.co.uk (Publisher's website):
    The world’s top stars return
    The top players in the world return, joined by some of the most exciting up-and-coming contenders. An all-star line-up of 19 players includes Nadal, Federer, Murray, Sharapova, Wozniacki and Williams.

    Headbands at the ready
    Players will be able to get even closer to the real thing with new motion control functionality on Move, Wii Motion+ and Kinect™ for Xbox 360®.

    Tennis stardom awaits
    A totally new World Tour sees the VT career mode go ‘RPG’. Designed to encourage replay value and with an element of off-court fame, each decision affects a player’s career path meaning no two careers will ever be the same.

    A true online hub for our community
    The new online centre will offer the world’s first engaging online tennis experience. Designed using the popular Virtua Fighter 5 technology, the matchmaking system promises more competitive games, and online tournaments will seek to find the ultimate Virtua Tennis champion.

    Experience the drama
    A brand new on-court feature making for more dramatic matches. Build up your Match Momentum gauge over the course of a match and revel in your form as your player grows in confidence, allowing them to play shots mere mortals can only dream about.

    Putting the fun back into mini-games
    Breaking the mini-game mould to include new weather conditions and put a real focus on multiplayer action, the VT mini-games will give players a real alternative mode to compete in both multiplayer and online.

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (108337) on Sep 24, 2011.

www.sega.de (Publisher's website - German):
    Die Topstars der Welt sind zurück
    Die besten Spieler der Welt sind zurück zusammen mit einigen der vielversprechendsten Nachwuchstalenten. Mit dabei sind 19 internationale Topstars wie Nadal, Federer, Murray, Sharapova, Wozniacki und Williams.

    Stirnbänder bereit
    Mit den neuen Bewegungssteuerungen Move, Kinect™ und Wii MotionPlus ist das Spielerlebnis noch näher an der Realität.

    Der Tennisolymp wartet
    Eine ganz neue World Tour verleiht dem VT-Karrieremodus einen neuartigen Rollenspielcharakter. Individuelle Entscheidungen im Laufe des Spiels lassen jede Karriere anders verlaufen und sorgen zusammen mit zusätzlichen Spielelementen außerhalb des Centrecourts für einen hohen Wiederspielwert.

    Online-Treffpunkt für Fans
    Das neue Online-Zentrum bietet weltweit die erste Plattform für Online-Tennis. Mit der Technologie von Virtua Fighter 5 garantiert die Spielsuche ausgeglichene Partien, und bei Online-Turnieren wird der ultimative Virtua-Tennis-Champion ermittelt.

    Erlebe das Drama hautnah
    Ein neues Feature auf dem Centrecourt ermöglicht noch dramatischere Spielszenen. Fülle während des Matchs eine Dynamikanzeige, durch die dein Spieler an Selbstvertrauen gewinnt und Schläge ausführt, von denen Normalsterbliche nur träumen können.

    Minispiele mit großem Spaßfaktor
    Dank neuer Wetterbedingungen und dem Fokus auf Mehrspieler-Action sind die VT-Minispiele eine echte Alternative für Mehrspieler- und Online-Spiele.

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (108337) on Sep 24, 2011.