See Virtua Tennis 3 in action

Sega has served up a new video for Virtua Tennis 3, the next generation in the best tennis series around, and it looks brilliant. It's not so much the super-sharp visuals that impress the most, but the new, liquid-smooth animation that the next-gen power of PS3 and Xbox 360 can throw around.

All the regular Virtua Tennis features make an appearance - career mode, technique-enhancing minigames and a superbly intuitive control system. And Virtua Tennis 3 is set to add more of everything, with brand new minigames and special animations to enhance each player's characteristics - Federer's iron-jawed victory grimace, for instance, or Henman's often premature fist-pumping celebration.

Disappointingly, Virtua Tennis 3 isn't out until next year, so we've got at least one Wimbledon to sit through before we can show the professionals how it's done... electronically, at least.

June 12, 2006

Ben Richardson is a former Staff Writer for Official PlayStation 2 magazine and a former Content Editor of GamesRadar+. In the years since Ben left GR, he has worked as a columnist, communications officer, charity coach, and podcast host – but we still look back to his news stories from time to time, they are a window into a different era of video games.