Hitting like tennis icons Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal on a real court may be close to impossible. World Tour Tennis 2 will give fans the chance to at least hit like some of their favorite pros on the virtual court. The new game from NACON and Big Ant Studios will feature 38 professional players, including a few tennis legends.
The roster announcement came just a day after Domenic Thiem won a thrilling fifth-set tiebreak to capture his first U.S. Open title. The newly crowned Grand Slam winner is one of the playable pros in World Tour Tennis 2. On the WTA side, world No. 1 Ashleigh Barty, American Madison Keys, Canadian Bianca Andreescu, and Czech Petra Kvitova are amongst the playable pros in the women’s game. You can find the full list of players in World Tour Tennis 2 below.
The tennis sim is set to launch on September 24th on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, and October 15 on Nintendo Switch. The game is a sequel to the poorly reviewed World Tour Tennis, which launched despite the original game publisher, BigBen Interactive, admitting the game was only about 20 percent completed with weeks to go before release. It should be noted that the sequel is being produced by Big Ant Studios, an Australian game developer known for rugby, lacrosse, and cricket titles. There are several new features that the studio hopes will put the series back on track:
- Highly anticipated new features: the ability to play doubles matches with up to 4 players locally and online, a competitive mode, an improved serve system and a new shot timing mechanic
- More realistic: more animations create smoother gameplay
- Multiple game modes: Career, Quick Match, Online, Tournament, Ranked Match and Tie Break Tens – there’s a format to suit every player
- Several official courts: Manolo Santana of the Mutua Madrid Open, the OWL ARENA of Halle or the 3 courts of Roland-Garros: Philippe-Chatrier, Suzanne-Lenglen and Simonne-Mathieu.
Here’s the full list of players in World Tour Tennis 2: