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Tennis to be tackled by EA Sports
by David Stellmack on17 March 2009
First for Wii, than others will get it
The EA Sports division of Electronic Arts will be moving into the Tennis realm with the release of Grand Slam Tennis for multiple platforms. To start with, when the game is released on June 16th it will be for the Wii first, with additional versions of the game to follow.
EA recently stated that the company would have more of a new focus on the Wii going forward and Grand Slam Tennis was born out of that effort to bring more titles to the Wii platform. Grand Slam Tennis will be available on additional platforms, as well, but these will come after the Wii release on June 16th.
EA had been working on a Tennis title for the Wii for some time prior to the announcement. The news that Grand Slam Tennis would be joining the EA Sports lineup marks the first time that a new EA Sports title joins the EA Sports family in quite some time. As we reported yesterday, many were hopeful that the upcoming EA Sports announcement would be that NASCAR would rejoin the lineup for a 2010 version.
Details specific to the title are sketchy at the moment, but we have been told that we should receive more details about the title, including the project release date for other platforms, in the next several weeks.