09:00 AM - January 18, 2011 by ChaseB
2K Sports announced today that Top Spin 4, the latest iteration of the Top Spin tennis simulation video game franchise, will feature professional tennis athletes Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams and Andre Agassi on its cover. This will mark the first time in a decade that Andre Agassi will be featured in an interactive entertainment experience. Top Spin 4 is planned for release on March 15, 2011 for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Wii™ system.
“Tennis has been in my life for as long as I can remember,” said Andre Agassi, former No. 1-ranked player in the world, winner of eight Grand Slam singles tournaments and 17 ATP Master Series tournaments. “I hope that with Top Spin 4 players can enjoy the sport as much as I have.”
In development at 2K Czech, Top Spin 4 brings the competitive action of tennis to life like never before with redesigned controls, jaw-dropping player models and enhanced TV-style presentation elements. Each of the title’s top athletes and legendary pros will be equipped with 2K Sports’ Signature Style animations, including player-specific swing styles and behavioral AI, custom celebrations and outfits.
“Top Spin 4 does a phenomenal job capturing the unique authenticity and highly competitive skills of these 25 world-class athletes,” said Jason Argent, vice president of marketing for 2K Sports. “When playing Top Spin 4, we wanted consumers to feel they are playing more than a tennis game, we wanted them to feel like they are in a world title prize fight.”
Top Spin 4 features the largest roster in the franchise to date, including Andre Agassi, Bjorn Borg, Roger Federer, Jim Courier, Rafael Nadal, Boris Becker, Serena Williams, Patrick Rafter, Michael Chang, Dinara Safina, Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic, Ana Ivanovic, Ivan Lendel, Pete Sampras, Andy Roddick, James Blake, Caroline Wozniacki, Nikolay Davydenko, Gilles Simon, Bernard Tomic, Eugenie Bouchard, Stanislas Wawrinka, Vera Zvonareva, and Jelena Jankovic.
To commemorate this fourth entry in the Top Spin series, 2K Sports is offering an exclusive vintage Andre Agassi playable character for free in North America only when gamers pre-order* and reserve their copy of Top Spin 4 at GameStop.
Details of the pre-order offer are as follows:
• Available while supplies last for all GameStop online and in-store pre-orders of Top Spin 4 on Xbox 360 and PlayStation® 3 system. The vintage Andre Agassi playable character is only available with this offer and is redeemable at time of purchase.
• Online customers: Code and instructions on redeeming the vintage Andre Agassi playable character will be emailed when the game releases.
• Store/in-store pickup customers: Code and instructions on redeeming the vintage Andre Agassi playable character will be printed on the receipt at time of purchase.
For additional information, please visit: www.gamestop.com/topspin4.
Top Spin 4 is not yet rated by the ESRB. For more information, visit: www.facebook.com/TopSpin4 or follow Top Spin 4 news via Twitter: @2KSports.
* Pre-Order only valid for Xbox 360 and PS3™ versions of Top Spin 4.