At their Leipzig press conference today, Electronic Arts added Tennis to their already full roster of sports games. They also secured the rights to video game representations of the premier tennis tournament in the world: Wimbledon.
“As we look to expand the EA SPORTS brand and captivate sports fans from around the world with rich new interactive experiences, it was obvious that the renaissance we’re seeing in the sport of tennis provides us with a big opportunity,” said Peter Moore, President, EA SPORTS. “Our new tennis franchise, coming first to the Wii, will put fans right into the action and provide the excitement, tension and drama that true champions feel in legendary matches – like the classic from Wimbledon just last month.”
Although we imagine EA's upcoming, as-yet-unnamed Wimbledon tennis game will be out across platforms, the only console confirmed is the Wii. The game is Nintendo-bound, and will support the Wii MotionPlus controller.
Look for tennis greats and current masters to be included in the game, which is slated for a 2009 release.