It's what most sports fans like to see: another step in the direction of authenticity and reality.
2K Sports has announced more details for Top Spin 4 today, and that includes the healthy roster of recognizable athletes. The cover will boast Rafael Nadal, Anna Ivanovic and Andy Murray; Nadal is the reigning world #1, Murray is #5 and could become the first Scotsman (or Englishman; England wants to call him theirs, now) to win a Grand Slam in many years and Ivanovic…well, we know why she's on the cover. And for the first time in a decade, legend Andre Agassi will make an appearance in a tennis game; that alone is a good reason to pay attention. Said Murray:
"It’s great to be included in Top Spin 4 with such a unique line up of tennis players, past and present. It's exciting that 2K Sports is giving gamers the chance to face off against different pros in realistic and detailed interactive matches."
2K Czech is really working hard to deliver a simulated, rewarding tennis experience; the fourth installment in the critically acclaimed series will boast "redesigned controls, jaw-dropping player models and enhanced TV-style presentation elements." Each of the top players and legendary pros will have those attractive Signature Style animations, which feature "player-specific swing styles and behavioral AI, custom celebrations and outfits," etc. So like, Nadal's fist pump.
Other names include Roger Federer, Serena Williams, Dinara Safina, Novak Djokovic, Andy Roddick, Caroline Wozniacki (if you didn't know, the current women's #1), Jelena Jankovic, Nikolay Davydenko, and legends like Pete Sampras, Jim Courier, Michael Chang, Boris Becker, and Ivan Lendl. Top Spin 4 is scheduled to release on March 18 for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii.
P.S. Wozniacki has earned the nickname "Sunshine;" take one look at her smile to figure out why.
Related Game(s): Top Spin 4