Sega has confirmed that gamers will soon be able to step onto the court in the newest iteration of their Virtua Tennis series, creatively named Virtua Tennis 4
. The Kinect-compatible title will be available from April 29th in Europe; however, players in North America will have to wait until May 10th.
In addition to the motion-sensing capabilities, Virtua Tennis 4
will sport other improvements over its predecessors. As we reported last month
, the title is set to feature a new World Tour mode, which puts emphasis on both on-court and off-court activities in order to give every career a truly unique feel. As well as introducing off-court features, the development team has added another element to the on-court aspect of the game, in the form of a Match Momentum gauge. The new gauge allows gamers to utilise their tennis player's confidence to gain an advantage.
Those of you who haven't purchased a Kinect device need not worry, since the title will be playable with a standard Xbox 360 controller. Virtua Tennis 4
is being developed by Sega-AM3, the team behind previous Virtua Tennis titles.