Virtua Tennis 3 nets pros

Amelie Mauersmo, Roger Federer lead cast of featured athletes; PS3, Xbox 360, PSP game holds court in spring 2007.

Daniela Hantuchova--ranked 18th by the WTA.

Sega of America today announced the professional tennis players that will be featured in the forthcoming Virtua Tennis 3. The game is scheduled to be released in the spring of 2007 on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PlayStation Portable.

Leading the roster of women is 2006 Wimbledon champion Amelie Mauresmo, the current number-one ranked player on the WTA. Though he just had a 55-match winning streak in North America broken, Roger Federer remains the top-ranked male player in the world and will also be featured in the game. Both players drew number-one seeds in the upcoming US Open.

This year, Virtua Tennis 3 adds new minigames to the mix, as well as court games, a multiplayer mode that adds "an innovative and quirky twist." This latest edition of the franchise will also let players compete in matches of up to five sets. For more information on the game, check out GameSpot's hands-on time with the game at the Games Convention in Leipzig, Germany.

The list of players featured in the game is below.

Men
Roger Federer
Rafael Nadal
Andy Roddick
Tim Henman
Lleyton Hewitt
David Nalbandian
Sebastien Grosjean
Juan Carlos Ferrero
Tommy Haas
James Blake
Mario Ancic
Gael Monfils
Taylor Dent

Women
Amelie Mauresmo
Maria Sharapova
Venus Williams
Martina Hingis
Lindsay Davenport
Nicole Vaidisova
Daniela Hantuchova

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44 comments
cjnwo4life
cjnwo4life

"yeah Sharapova! im going to recreate wimbledon and make Sharapova pwn Mauresmo though. " Serena all the way. Aus Open chap 3X's

dark_tigger
dark_tigger

This seems like a cool game, seeing the awesome graphics and players. however i would like to make a few suggestions. This tennis game needs Andre Agassi rather then dent or monfils. also unlike other tennis games. vitual tennis has been known for its not so good career. what i mean is that there arent any generated players in career. only pro players. it would be awesome if the style of career is similar to smash court tennis 2

Winters1MGSfan
Winters1MGSfan

yeah Sharapova! im going to recreate wimbledon and make Sharapova pwn Mauresmo though.

JayMezzy
JayMezzy

I know she kinda didnt do anything lately but where is Serena!!! Catsuit!!! Cmon!! lol

CrashSpyro123
CrashSpyro123

Great news for a great game, though I don't get why people are saying that Sony lost this game to the 360 when it's always been in development for both systems.

dramin
dramin

Cool, though NO AGASSI

thekey
thekey

Dantes_Monkey No it doesn't because AM2 is not developing the 360 version its another developer doing it. Not the systems limitations it's the developers them selves. They are different therefore your going to get a different result.

beldugo
beldugo

went to search pics of amelie mauresmo.. she looks ok but i found pictures of her streching in the court.. i wish i was in one of does games with Serena william playing i want to see her big ass stretch and get sexy on sexy positions in the floor :D.. i love her ass dont mind me.

Yamakasi2003
Yamakasi2003

I would have liked to have seen more woman players, at least have the same amount as men. Hopefully there's a career mode similar to Top Spin 2. It added a lot of great replay value to the game.

Kn0w0ne
Kn0w0ne

Yessss.! Virtua Tennis was an addictive godsend for my DC. Now I get all its newfound splendor on my 360. Beautiful! Keep it up Sega. The only real company to be putting up good game after good game lately. Keep um kummin.

Dantes_Monkey
Dantes_Monkey

one of the few games that can really show the difference between PS3 and 360.

Carpe_Noctum
Carpe_Noctum

I sure hope this game is better than Top Spin 2. Nice to get Hingis in the game, dispite her weak serve.

nintendorocks
nintendorocks

Decent list of athletes, I suppose. Sega shouldn't even worry about real world players. Since 2K owns most of the WTA lisence, they won't be able to compete with the real-world players in Top Spin.

mike_mgoblue
mike_mgoblue

Virtua Tennis 3 for the Xbox 360 looks great!!! I can't wait to play the Virtua Fighter game for the Xbox 360!!! The Xbox 360 version may not be called Virtua Fighter 5, but it WILL feature online play, unlike the Playstation 3 version!!! I hope we receive more details at the Tokyo Game Show coming up.

Orasion_Seiz
Orasion_Seiz

what no Martina Hingis and Anna Kournekova?! well at least Sharapova is there:)

wenbin09
wenbin09

the ladies in the game are so sweet!!

eiru
eiru

tennis is boooooorrrrriiiiinnnngggg

blackIceJoe
blackIceJoe

Virtua Tennis has always been a good Tennis game so I will be picking this up for sure.

gamepunk86
gamepunk86

the first game was awesome and if this is just as good or dare i say it, better i will definitely grab hold of this game on any system.

thebrazenone
thebrazenone

i only want females in my tennis game - i hate looking at men in shorts

buzzoinks
buzzoinks

Amelie Mauresmo rocks the house AND is out of the closet. More queer video game heros!

DanC1989
DanC1989

No Andy Murray? Shocking! :o

abe2cool4u
abe2cool4u

So lets see sony has lost exclusivity to GTA, Final Fantasy, Mercenaries, now virtua tennis, those are the ones i can remeber rite now, but anyways sony can't let the third party exclusive titles go to other systems, sony is known for their third party support

the_sas_man
the_sas_man

They have Tim Henman and NOT Andy Murray! Are they crazy!!!

strik9
strik9

Tennis sux but some of those hookers are fine as hell....

thisissami
thisissami

" Over at IGN they said that the game looks better on the ps3, but it's being developed by two different companies which may explain the difference." or it could be that the ps3 has double the power of the xbox 360, and it also has 7 different parts of the cell proccessor running at the same time working together instead of just the 1 less powerful part that the xbox 360 has... also, i hope anna smashnova appears in this game! that would be great!

ashuncc2
ashuncc2

VT was a fun game, no where near as technical as Top Spin. It should still be a great game.

TheProjectedMan
TheProjectedMan

Not a tennis fan, but VT on Dreamcast sure was fun. Hopefully this will make a good $20 purchase someday.

waleedarshad
waleedarshad

deefreezed how did the ps3 lose this one ?

ironblood622
ironblood622

After watching the movie V for vendeta i never want to hear the word bollocks again what dose that even mean, damn english people!

cAp_167
cAp_167

Over at IGN they said that the game looks better on the ps3, but it's being developed by two different companies which may explain the difference.

NFunspoiler
NFunspoiler

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Shuzen
Shuzen

Boring...........

shasam712
shasam712

Soooooo....Tehy have Henman in there but not the Brittish Number one Andrew Murray? Seems wierd to me.

WolfSkill5544
WolfSkill5544

I don't like tennis at all, so that's good news for the people that loves tennis.