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Codemasters serves touchscreen tennis

DSNew dual-screen, touch-controlled tennis action coming to DS - screens inside

Codemasters will publish Rafa Nadal Tennis, a new tennis game on DS which will feature an interesting new touchscreen control system.

Players will use the stylus to move their athlete around the court, and swing for the ball by making swiping motions across the screen, with lobs, drop shots, power shots and other plays all performed this way.

This will apparently give you "unprecedented" levels of control over the angle and power of your shots. You will also be able to improve your player's attributes by winning tournaments to earn credits, which you spend in gaining higher skill levels. And it's got a four-player multiplayer option that will work with one cart, which is always nice.

We can't imagine exactly how the control system will perform, but it certainly sounds intriguing. We've not got long to wait, though - it's due out in December. Check out the first screens.