EA serving up tennis

by: John -
One sport that EA hasn't really gotten into is tennis but that's about to change. They have announced and all new tennis game in development and will first be available for the Wii in 2009 with other platforms later on. For those wondering, yes it will take advantage of the Wii MotionPlus add-on. I'm glad to see EA will be utilizing the peripheral to offer a more accurate swing for the game. You can expect all the licensed venues and players to appear as well.
ANYONE FOR TENNIS? EA ANNOUNCES TENNIS FRANCHISE IN DEVELOPMENT

All-New EA SPORTS Franchise Is the Place to Play the Slams

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – August 20, 2008 – Electronic Arts Inc. (Nasdaq: ERTS) announced today that an all-new tennis videogame is in development at EA Canada in Vancouver under the EA SPORTS™ brand. The EA SPORTS tennis franchise will be available first for the Wii™ in 2009, followed by other platforms, and it will be the first EA SPORTS game that uses Nintendo’s upcoming Wii MotionPlus™ accessory for the Wii Remote™ that will give players a new level of accuracy and responsiveness.

“As we look to expand the EA SPORTS brand and captivate sports fans from around the world with rich new interactive experiences, it was obvious that the renaissance we’re seeing in the sport of tennis provides us with a big opportunity,” said Peter Moore, President, EA SPORTS. “Our new tennis franchise, coming first to the Wii, will put fans right into the action and provide the excitement, tension and drama that true champions feel in legendary matches – like the classic from Wimbledon just last month.”

EA SPORTS will bring tennis to life and allow players to experience the pressure and excitement of competing in the greatest theaters in the game, and it will be the only videogame to feature the All England Lawn Tennis Club – home of The Championships, Wimbledon. The all-new EA SPORTS tennis franchise will offer innovative ways to play, both as or against the greatest players from the past or present, letting you control the ball and work the court like you never have before in a tennis videogame.
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