EA announces Grand Slam Tennis 2 for 2012 launch on PS3, 360

By Johnny Cullen, Thursday, 11 August 2011 14:36 GMT

EA’s announced Grand Slam Tennis 2, confirming the tennis sequel for a 2012 launch.

The game will appear on PS3 and Xbox 360, with the former getting PlayStation Move support. Unlike last time, however, there will be no Wii version.

A HD version of the first game was previously confirmed for PS3 and 360, but only when motion controllers for both had launched, EA COO Peter Moore told VG247 at gamescom two years ago. Since then, it had disappeared off the radar. This probably makes up for it.

GST2 will have all four grand slam championships – Australian, French and US Opens, as well as being the only tennis game to have Wimbledon – an innovative control system, a new AI system it’s calling “Professional, Realistic, Organic” (P.R.O) and a ten-year career mode.

It’ll also feature an ESPN Grand Slam Tournament classics, where you can relive matches between Borg and McEnroe, or Federer versus Nadal.

You’ll also be able to play up against a mixture of current and legendary players, including Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Bjorn Borg, Maria Sharapova, Serena and Venus Williams and John McEnroe.

“We are very excited to bring the EA Sports Grand Slam Tennis franchise to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 platforms and leverage the graphical power of these high definition consoles,’ said line producer, Thomas Singleton.

“Players will now get to experience the excitement and drama of serving it up on prestigious tennis venues such as Wimbledon’s famed Centre Court.”

There’s a teaser below.

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