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EA SPORTS Grand Slam® Tennis 2 Comes to the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360

Only Next Generation Tennis Video Game Franchise to Feature Famed Wimbledon Courts

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Electronic Arts Inc., (NASDAQ:ERTS) announced today that the EA SPORTS™ tennis simulation video game, EA SPORTS Grand Slam® Tennis 2, will be entering the high definition era for the first time and will be available on the Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, including support of the PlayStation® Move controller. EA SPORTS Grand Slam® Tennis 2 will feature all four Grand Slam® championships and is the only game to feature Wimbledon. Players can experience the thrill of serving up aces on Wimbledon’s prestigious Centre Court, hitting cross-court winners on the clay courts of the French Open, play under the bright lights at the U.S. Open or work on your serve and volley game at the Australian Open. In addition, the game features a deep roster of elite past and present players and will be coming worldwide in 2012.

“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.”
“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.”

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.
For more information about Grand Slam® Tennis 2, visit http://www.easports.com/grandslamtennis2.

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# 1 Splitter77 @ 08/11/11 08:36 AM
now i can sell the wii
 
# 2 murph17 @ 08/11/11 08:46 AM
no Kinect support? lame and surprising
 
# 3 BRxSKINSx @ 08/11/11 08:55 AM
I might actually buy this game....
 
# 4 Mos1ted @ 08/11/11 09:36 AM
Finally, a game that features both Venus and Serena. It's always one or the other. I hope it has excellent Move support. It may motivate me enough to actually go buy one! LOL
 
# 5 OhioBobcats @ 08/11/11 10:13 AM
Can we please, please get a real roster of a significant amount of players? Seriously, it can't be that hard to sign some of these top 30 guys. It sounds like we might be getting one of those 10 current players, 10 legends type of thing. Who cares really about the legends anymore to be honest? The game is so much different now.
 
# 6 crandolph @ 08/11/11 10:34 AM
ESPN Grand Slam Moments sounds SWEET!! Plus there is suppose to be 25 of them...??....SWEET!!!!
 
# 7 jyoung @ 08/11/11 10:59 AM
So Move support but no Kinect support? Strange decision.

Good to see they are finally bringing this series to the big-boy consoles, though.

I believe this is still the only Tennis series to have the rights to Wimbledon?
 
# 8 Ermolli @ 08/11/11 11:12 AM
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Originally Posted by wEEman33
So Move support but no Kinect support? Strange decision.

Good to see they are finally bringing this series to the big-boy consoles, though.

I believe this is still the only Tennis series to have the rights to Wimbledon?
Yes it is.
I'll keep an eye on this game because I'm interested in the total raquet control, however, I don't know if this game can beat TP4
 
# 9 OhioBobcats @ 08/11/11 11:20 AM
If they updated the first Grand Slam it would be better than Top Spin 4 in my opinion. That game was a lot of fun on Wii with the motion plus control, and something as little as authentic player grunts and Wimbledon really make it nice too. I imagine they bring back a commentator too, whether it be Cash or possibly McEnroe with the ESPN/ABC integration.
 
# 10 Ermolli @ 08/11/11 11:29 AM
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Originally Posted by OhioBobcats
If they updated the first Grand Slam it would be better than Top Spin 4 in my opinion. That game was a lot of fun on Wii with the motion plus control, and something as little as authentic player grunts and Wimbledon really make it nice too. I imagine they bring back a commentator too, whether it be Cash or possibly McEnroe with the ESPN/ABC integration.
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Grand Slam® Tennis 2features some of the greatest legends from the past and present. Exclusive to our roster is the great John McEnroe who not only can you play as with his infamous afro, headband and old school shorts, but also provides commentary along with Pat Cash so you can imagine how entertaining that will be!And for the tennis fans in France you will hear the action called by none other than Guy Forget!
http://www.ea.com/grand-slam-tennis-...nis-first-blog
 
# 11 thaSLAB @ 08/11/11 11:29 AM
Definitely keeping an eye on this one. Move support should be nice, especially if it builds on what they had with Wii Motion+


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# 12 LucianoJJ @ 08/11/11 02:24 PM
I'm there. McEnroe versus Borg FTW!
 
# 13 JohnDoe8865 @ 08/11/11 02:45 PM
Looking forward to more info!
 
# 14 PingPongWall @ 08/11/11 04:43 PM
Why no Wii?!?!
 
# 15 CMH @ 08/11/11 06:55 PM
Commentary in tennis. Thank you.
 
# 16 infemous @ 08/15/11 01:20 PM
I'm excited to see how this comes out, they're stepping into an established Market with this title, and no half completed, we'll add more next year title will cut it.

I'm intrigued by the new control system. I prefer buttons, but if the right stick control is a defining feature of this title, shouldn't it be mandatory? There'll be Jo benefit to using the sticks besides moral victories, which, as we know online, don't exist.

I'd use the sticks as a challenge, but if I want to compete in say a GS2 ITST type thing, I doubt anyone would use the sticks.

Also, I really hope the creation elements are a lot deeper than TS4 and you can hand craft faces as opposed to just using game face (which I feel sucks).

I'm generally intrigued to see how they rate the players, TS4 has it locked with the capping at level 20. Greater level of parity is needed.
 
# 17 The Bimmer @ 08/15/11 08:17 PM
Maybe just maybe this will be the tennis game I dont take back after a week. Serve us a winner E.A.
 
# 18 abcabc @ 08/20/11 08:57 AM
i'm hoping its a polished game with stuff that makes sense. dont want a 'wtf' experience... commentary for a game like this will be an outstanding addition, if done right.
 
# 19 the300zx @ 08/21/11 08:48 PM
looks pretty good
 
# 20 number1thumbs @ 08/23/11 03:19 PM
does anyone know if this will be avaibale w/ the season ticket deal? i'd assume so, but not sure
 

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