Virtua Tennis gets tilty on PS3

Sega serves up details on new functionality added to the PS3 version of the tennis game

We've been sent some nice visual diagrams and a bit of blurb this morning on Virtua Tennis 3's freshly announced employment of the PS3 controller's tilt action.

You can use the tilt action to move your player (tilt the controller forward to move a sports star forward, left to move them left etc.) and also to perform a variety shots and serves - in a similar way to a tennis racquet, and without using the buttons or analogue sticks, explains Sega.

Here's further example stuff:

  • Swing the controller up quickly - Player makes a lob shot
  • Swing the controller down quickly - Player performs a slice shot
  • Swing the controller horizontally - Top spin!

And here's a couple of diagrams for you to peruse:


Will it be as good as Wii Sports? Let the debate begin!