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  Tennis World Tour 2: NACON reveals the first gameplay video
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07/03/2020
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

Lesquin, 3rd July 2020 – NACON and Big Ant Studios are pleased to reveal the first gameplay video for their new joint project: Tennis World Tour 2. It will release in September on PS4TM, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch™ and PC.

After a first successful collaboration with Big Ant on AO Tennis 2, NACON is delighted to continue the partnership with a studio that specialises in sports simulations: "Big Ant is a specialist in sport simulation and the studio shares our gaming vision for what we want to offer tennis fans with the Tennis World Tour franchise. We are delighted to be extending this partnership and to benefit from the expertise of these passionate and talented developers," said Benoît Clerc, Head of Publishing at NACON.

In Tennis World Tour 2, fans can experience a realistic tennis game that captures all the sport's unique characteristics and competitiveness. Using feedback from a fan community comprising some 700,000 gamers, many aspects of the game have been redesigned from the ground up. This includes faster gameplay that puts players' skills and nerves to the test. More animations have also been added, which improves the game's realism and fluidity.

Big Ant studio also wanted to offer more diverse content for this new game in the series by adding doubles tennis and a new competition that tennis players will be very familiar with: Tie Break Tens. This format consists of short matches where the winner is the first to reach 10 points, ideal for when you want to play intense matches and a quick series of games.

 

Tennis World Tour 2 will offer the most comprehensive experience:

  • Highly anticipated new features: the ability to play doubles matches with up to 4 players locally and online, an improved serve system and a new shot timing mechanic
  • Multiple official stadiums, among them the Manuel Santana court in Madrid and the OWL Arena in Halle
  • One new competition format: Tie Break Tens
  • 38 tennis stars: the biggest names are all featured this year, including Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Ashleigh Barty
  • Multiple game modes: Career, Quick Match, Online, Tournament, Ranked Match and Tie Break Tens - there's a format to suit every player

 

With more realistic gameplay and the chance to play as the biggest tennis stars in world-famous competitions, Tennis World Tour 2 is a simulation made to please both tennis fans and demanding gamers. The game will be available in September 2020 on PC and consoles.

About NACON

NACON is a company of the BIGBEN Group founded in 2019 to optimize its know-how through strong synergies in the video game market. By bringing together its 8 development studios, the publishing of AA video games, the design and distribution of premium gaming devices, NACON focuses 20 years of expertise at the service of players. This new unified business unit strengthens NACON's position in the market, enables it to innovate by creating new unique competitive advantages and achieve its ambition to become one of the world's leading players in gaming. https://www.nacongaming.com/

 

About Big Ant Studios

Big Ant Studios Pty Ltd, a privately owned and operated independent game developer and publisher, is one of Australia’s largest and longest-running game development studios, having developed and published games from historic platforms including the Game Boy Advance and PlayStation® Portable, through to PlayStation®4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch™. Best known for producing high quality sports titles, Big Ant Studios have developed the highest selling AFL, Rugby League, Lacrosse and Cricket games of all time.