The game’s set to launch on Switch on 15th October, a few weeks after its 24th September launch on other platforms. It promises to bring “more realistic gameplay” and will give players the chance to hit the court as some of the biggest stars in the game.
Of course, long-time Nintendo Life readers might recall the horror story that was the launch of the original game just a couple of years ago. It had a disastrous release on other platforms, causing the Switch version to be delayed, although that was just the beginning.
You can revisit the full story here if you’re interested; essentially, the game’s publisher was well aware of the glaring issues it had before release, admitting that development was only 20% finished with just weeks to go until launch. The game was launched anyway, with the publisher knowing full well that retailers wouldn’t be able to return any copies they’d acquired after the inevitable player backlash.
As you’d expect, it didn’t review well when it did eventually arrive on Switch later that year, so will this new entry be any better? Here are the new details that have been shared for the upcoming sequel:
As well as the Mutua Madrid Open’s Manolo Santana court and the OWL Arena in Halle, Tennis World Tour 2 includes Roland-Garros, the famous French Open Grand Slam tournament, and three famous courts: Philippe-Chatrier, Suzanne-Lenglen and Simonne-Mathieu.
Known for being one of the most challenging clay-court competitions, the Roland-Garros has been the stage for the world’s biggest tennis stars since its creation in 1925. With just a few days before the tournament starts in Paris – postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic – Tennis World Tour 2 players can experience the emotions, suspense and pressure of the biggest matches.
– Highly anticipated new features: the ability to play doubles matches with up to 4 players locally and online, an improved serve system and a new shot timing mechanic
– More realistic: more animations create smoother gameplay
– 38 tennis stars: the biggest names are all featured this year, including Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Ashleigh Barty
– Multiple game modes: Career, Quick Match, Online, Tournament, Ranked Match and Tie Break Tens – there’s a format to suit every player
The official competitions and stadiums will be available as DLC and in the Ace Edition of Tennis World Tour 2
It might be best to wait for the reviews to come in on this one, but let us know if you’d be potentially interested in grabbing a copy with a comment.