E3 2011: Virtua Tennis 4 Vita detailed

Sega offers new information for game on Sony's new portable; ATP stars Roger Federer, Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic among list of 22 pros promised for game.

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LOS ANGELES--Today during Sony's 2011 Electronic Entertainment Expo media briefing, the company officially rebranded the NGP the Vita and listed off a range of new games for it, including Sega's Virtua Tennis 4. Now, Sega has offered more information on the portable tennis entry.

The Federer vs. Nadal rivalry lives on in Virtua Tennis 4 for the Vita.
The Federer vs. Nadal rivalry lives on in Virtua Tennis 4 for the Vita.

Virtua Tennis 4 for the Vita is currently being developed by the original Virtua Tennis creators in Japan. It will be the third tennis entry to launch alongside new Sony hardware, following PSP and PlayStation 3 Virtua Tennis launch titles.

As for the title, Virtua Tennis 4 for the Vita will boast 22 ATP stars, including Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray, and Novak Djokovic. Further, in addition to touch-screen support, Virtua Tennis for the Vita will let gamers use "classic" pad controls.

In addition, Virtua Tennis 4 for the Vita will make use of Sony's camera, allowing gamers to snap a photo of their face and slap it on a character in the game.

For more on the Virtua Tennis franchise, check out GameSpot's review of Virtua Tennis 4 for consoles.

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