Sega just officially confirmed a Wii version of Virtua Tennis 2009.
There’s no mention of Wii MotionPlus support in the press release.
A Sega UK spokesperson has just told us that they’re unable to comment on game features beyond those listed in the press release.
A Wii MotionPlus logo is rumoured to appear on the game’s box art, making is the first officially confirmed third-party game to support Nintendo’s new motion tech if true.
Full thing after the break. The game releases in May, alongside all other versions.
SEGA’S NUMBER ONE TENNIS GAME SMASHES ON TO Wii
Virtua Tennis 2009 is confirmed for Wii release in May 2009.
LONDON & SAN FRANCISCO (February 13th 2009) – SEGA Europe Ltd. and SEGA of America, Inc. today announced that the Virtua Tennis series will, for the very first time, be released on the Wii™ system and will hit stores in May 2009.
Wii owners will finally be able to take to the courts in the fans number one tennis game, boasting all the features and arcade action that has made Virtua Tennis the most critically acclaimed and best selling tennis series available. Virtua Tennis 2009 for Wii includes the same impressive player roster as Virtua Tennis 2009 on other platforms, meaning top stars such as Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Maria Sharapova and Venus Williams will all be in game, as well as players new to the series such as Andy Murray and Ana Ivanovic. Over 40 court vibrant court environments will be playable within single player, multiplayer and online modes giving Virtua Tennis 2009 an impressive online and offline depth for a Wii title.
“So many features of the Virtua Tennis series are perfect for the Wii platform,” commented Gary Knight, European Marketing Director SEGA Europe. “SEGA are excited to be able to finally bring this to fruition, and the multiplayer Court Games in particular will be great fun to play with the whole family in the comfort of their homes!”
The list of Court Games has also been updated for Virtua Tennis 2009, meaning the return of old Virtua Tennis favourites, some revamped classics and 5 new games. Virtua Tennis 2009 for the Wii will also include the official Davis Cup® license and the World Tour Mode, which will allow Wii owners to experience Virtua Tennis online.
In addition to the Wii version, Virtua Tennis 2009 is due for release on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system, the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and the PC in May 2009. Further information relating to the content of the game will be available over the coming months from the official website of the game – www.virtuatennis2009.com. For all press assets on Virtua Tennis 2009 and other SEGA games, please visit www.sega-press.com.