Virtua Tennis 2009 slips to June

Sega delays upcoming racket sim by a few weeks due to Wii version; new "goal" is June 2.

Nintendo's Wii MotionPlus precision-enhancing peripheral is expected to go on sale June 8. Last week, EA said that it would be advancing the shipping date of its Wii games Grand Slam Tennis and Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 to coincide with the launch of the Wii Remote add-on. This week, Sega said that it would be taking the opposite tack, delaying the release of Virtua Tennis 2009 to a date closer to the launch of the Wii MotionPlus.

Nadal, feeling green.

In a post to Sega of America's official forums, a representative of the publisher confirmed that the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC, and Wii editions of the game are now expected in June, with June 2 "right now the goal." The reason for the delay, according to the representative, was to allow further time for "polishing up the Wii version."

The first installment in Sega's tennis franchise since 2007, Virtua Tennis 2009 features online play and a roster of real-life tennis pros such as Roger Federer and Venus Williams for all editions of the game. Sega is also refreshing the variety of tennis-themed minigames with five new challenges and several returning favorites.

For more information, check out GameSpot's previous coverage of Virtua Tennis 2009.

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15 comments
theodosis21r
theodosis21r

Will this have online play? I think it's just what VT3 missed

MakubeXZ
MakubeXZ

Well i didnt understand trailer too much but i think this game is gonna be cool

Mr_Fujiv1
Mr_Fujiv1

the trailler doesnt look all that but im sure it will be good im gonna buy this for my sister when it comes out cause shes got and wii and loves all the sports games. so dont muck it up :D

Lucidmike78
Lucidmike78

So the guy on the video. I'm guessing he's never had a single tennis lesson in his life. I would say horrible form, if he had a form. The double cocking of the racket. Studder steps. Terrible footwork. Hesitation in his swings. No follow through. His elbow is a mile away from his torso. Lets seriously hope they didn't capture his motions. I would have rather seen proper footage of the characters in the game.

-Squirrel-
-Squirrel-

Take the time Sega and make it as good as possible and accurate with Wii Motion Plus. I will probably get Grand Slam Tennis instead anyway, but I hope Virtua ends up good too.

quickchord
quickchord

@ elsmallo, not everyone has access, the time, or a buddy to play tennis with, be realistic. besides, you don't need to know how to play tennis to play a video game.

EnaVRi
EnaVRi

I don't mind... hope they deliver a solid gameplay and online play!

MATERAZZI_23
MATERAZZI_23

Let's see if balls can get in the net this time around....

EPaul
EPaul

I was looking forward to this ......... damn

elsmallo
elsmallo

Yeah right. I feel like Roger Federer too when I'm leaping around in my black room in my tennis shoes. For Pete's sake, go and play some real tennis.

StealthKnife
StealthKnife

this will own!! the 3rd is the best tenis game

lozvil
lozvil

I'm getting this.