PS3 gets exclusive Virtua Tennis 4 content

Becker, Edberg, Rafter playable.

The PlayStation 3 version of Virtua Tennis 4 is serving up a hefty portion of exclusive content, SEGA has revealed.

According to a guest post by executive producer Mie Kumagai on the PlayStation Blog, Sony patrons will be able to pick from three 'Legend' players: Boris Becker, Stefan Edberg and Pat Rafter. They will be playable out of the box and only available on PlayStation 3.

There are also two exclusive party games on offer. Vintage VT classic Pin Crusher returns, tasking you with knocking over skittles at the other end of the court with your serve.

That only works with the standard controller, but Net Blitz is Move-enabled. Here you'll have to build up a score by returning balls into different sized nets. The smaller the net, the more points you'll earn if you hit it. See the trailer below for more.

On top of all of that, SEGA is also readying a mini-game for PlayStation Home. There are no firm details as to what that will entail but it's "due to launch in time for the French Open and has a Space Invaders feel to it," wrote Kumagi.

"Check it out from 22nd May and see if you can get a high enough score to earn our exclusive VT4 personal space and some exciting items with a VT spin."

Virtua Tennis 4 is out on PlayStation 3, Wii and Xbox 360 from 29th April, with a PC version to follow in the summer. PS3 users will be able to pick up a special edition featuring two racket peripherals designed to hold Move controllers, as shown below.

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Virtua Tennis 4 Net Blitz footage

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