Tennis World Tour is officially coming to Nintendo Switch, as well as previously announced releases on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Breakpoint, the development team behind Tennis World Tour, has announced that the game will release May 22nd.
By utilizing a stacked sponsor line up, 32 of the game’s best athletes, and motion-capture technology, Tennis World Tour is set to become the new standard in Tennis simulation sports titles. Stars like Roger Federer, Caroline Wozniacki, and John Isner will be playable in the standard edition of the game. A pre-order earns you access to 20-year veteran Andre Agassi while purchasing the Legends edition will let you play as tennis icon John McEnroe. Each individual player’s style and techniques have been utilized through motion-capture technology, and each athlete’s strengths and weaknesses on various surfaces will affect the player’s strategy.
While series like Top Spin and Virtua Tennis have all but disappeared, Tennis World Tour looks to make a splash and take hold of the tennis simulation genre. Sports games are incredibly lucrative, and players often show up for the most realistic experiences. Despite the release of Mario Tennis Aces a month later, Tennis World Tour seeks to grab hold of the realistic experience, meaning it may serve as a more honest interpretation of the sport. Sponsors in-game are vast, including Adidas, Lacoste, and Wilson, and add to the experience. Even on the Switch, players seeking a real-world experience might want to leave Mario in the stands and grab a racquet yielded by their favorite player.
Alongside an online mode where players can face off one-on-one, a career mode seeks to challenge players to become the best in the world. Take on favorites and fellow newcomers in the game’s most prestigious events, and even compete in doubles play. Split screen matches with friends are also available, and soon four players will be able to compete in doubles on the same console.