Grand Slam Tennis Returns

EA Sports is bringing back the classic tennis franchise. Rejoice!

Erik Norrisby Erik Norris


We know you’re out there tennis fans. So this post is specifically for you. EA Sports has sent out a press release announcing that the Grand Slam Tennis franchise is making a comeback with Grand Slam Tennis 2. This marks the first time the Grand Slam series has entered the high definition era and will launch on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in 2012. Grand Slam Tennis 2 will also be the only tennis game on the market that features Wimbledon. Who else’s pants just rose six to midnight?!

“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.”

Some of the big gameplay features of Grand Slam Tennis 2 are total racquet control, PS Move support, ESPN integration and legend players. For the complete rundown of what Grand Slam Tennis 2 will offer, check the official listing pasted below.

Grand Slam® Tennis 2 will include a host of gameplay features including:

·         All-New Total Racquet Control: Control every shot with the right analog stick, smashing forehands, backhands, overheads and volleys with precision, accuracy and power.  Utilize this innovative control system to take your game to the top!  But if you prefer the old school button controls, those are still available!
·         Become a Champion: Become a true Grand Slam® tournament champion by capturing all four major championships in succession. The prestige of some of the most historic events in tennis come alive like never before, including the Australian Open, French Open, U.S. Open and exclusive to EA SPORTS Grand Slam® Tennis franchise – Wimbledon.
·         PlayStation Move Support: The motion control experience gets you on your feet and puts a racquet right in the palm of your hands. From casual players to tennis masters, you truly have the chance to swing your way to victory.
·         Legends of Now and Then: Play with or against more than 20 of the greatest players to ever grace the courts, including Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Bjorn Borg, Maria Sharapova, Serena and Venus Williams and exclusive to EA SPORTS Grand Slam® Tennis franchise, seventeen-time winner of a Grand Slam® tournament John McEnroe.
·         Professional, Realistic, Organic (P.R.O.). AI: The playing styles and behaviors of the sport’s greatest stars are captured right down to their signature swings and emotional reactions. Realistic tactics and strategies are your keys to success against each legend whether playing on hard court, clay or grass. The organic artificial intelligence adapts to your game so there’s never a dull moment!
·         ESPN Grand Slam® Tournament Classics: Relive some of the most memorable moments in tennis. From Borg versus McEnroe to Nadal versus Federer, play your way through history unlocking up to 25 amazing moments of Grand Slam® tournaments.
·         Deep Tennis Experience: Play countless hours of tennis in Grand Slam® Career mode – singles and doubles, through a 10-year career or battle online. A wide variety of online gameplay features, Photo Game Face and more keep your experience fresh and authentic.