Virtua Tennis Smartens Up

Mon, Mar 19, 2012

Frisky Misc, Mobile

Up until recently, tennis had been a stupid game for idiots. Who else but the lowest common denominator in our society would be willing to run around swinging a cudgel at a tiny green ball? That’s obviously why the biggest tennis stars in the world only make slightly more than minimum wage. Thankfully, TriplePoint client SEGA is here to elevate tennis to its proper level of intelligence, and finally bring Virtua Tennis to a smarter platform: smartphones! As of today, you can play the new entry in the franchise, Virtua Tennis Challenge, on select Sony Xperia devices, and finally feel like you’re playing a sport of sophisticated, educated athletes.

From the very smart press release:

In Virtua Tennis Challenge, players can choose from and customize 50 characters with unique strengths and play styles, using the Xperia Play’s game pad or touch screen to unleash top spin smashes, slice shots, lobs, and more. The varying environments of the 18 stadiums also affect ball movement across clay, grass and indoor courts.

In SPT World Tour mode, players use the money they earn progressing through full virtual tennis seasons to buy into major tournaments. In Exhibition Match mode, players can quickly dive into a game in an unlocked court to play a single or doubles game.  And since real tennis stars never play alone, Virtua Tennis Challenge also allows players to compete with friends and fellow amateurs over Bluetooth™ in single or doubles play.

Don’t you feel smarter already?

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