Point blank, some sports work better as video games than others. Basketball video games, for instance, have yet to fully capture the fun and exhilaration of actually playing the game in real life, no matter how good the graphics may be. But one sport which typically makes the video game transition with ease, and often with extremely fun gameplay, is Tennis. To this day, Virtua Tennis for the old Sega Dreamcast remains one of the top sports video games of all-time, in the humble opinion of many, myself included.
With that in mind, I’m pretty excited that Gameloft is poised to release “Real Tennis 2009” for the iPhone sometime next week. I’m even more excited that TouchArcade was able to get some hands-on time with the game at this weeks ongoing E3 Expo. Check out the video below.
It looks pretty good in my opinion, and I think the control scheme will work better on a Tennis game, which has a smaller area of play, than it does on Gameloft’s Real Soccer app. Again, the game is scheduled to drop next week, and will sell for $5.99.
You can check out TouchArcade’s initial impressions of the game over here.
Incidentally, if any of you guys liked the original Dreamcast version of Virtua Tennis as much as I did, you’ll be glad to know that Virtua Tennis 2009 will be released for the Xbox 360 and PS3 on June 9.