Today publisher Kalypso Media and developer Torus Games announced Matchpoint – Tennis Championships. The upcoming tennis simulator will launch in Spring 2022, offering authentic gameplay and an immersive tennis experience. An announcement trailer was released alongside the reveal to provide some insight into what gamers can expect.
Kalypso’s upcoming tennis game will be a true simulator that focuses on realism above all else. To be successful, players will have to come up with a strategy and not just rely on their skill. Considering factors such as intelligent positioning and taking advantage of the game’s authentic ball physics will be necessary to claim victory.
Furthermore, Matchpoint – Tennis Championships will offer a unique rival system, plus 16 real-world tennis stars. This includes the current men’s second-ranked player Daniil Medvedev, and other top ten players like Casper Ruud and Andrey Rublev. Some notable female players will also make an appearance, such as Heather Watson and Victoria Azarenka.
For those that prefer to forge their own path, you’ll be able to create your very own tennis star. Plenty of customization options will be available as you’ll have to option to change appearance, fashion, play style, and handedness. Take on the very best in the in-depth career mode, and challenge yourself to climb to the top of the rankings.
Tennis (games) need saving
A decade ago, tennis games were popular with the likes of Top Spin 4 being extremely well received. Since then the sub-genre has declined, leaving fans of the sport desperate for things to improve. Although it’s too early to say for sure, there is a chance that Matchpoint – Tennis Championships could fill that void.
It has the backing of a relatively large publisher with Kalypso Media owning some strong franchises like Tropico and Railway Empire. Hopefully, this marks the beginning of a change of fate for the future of tennis games.