Namco Bandai Games Serves Up An Ace With Smash Court Tennis 3

March 1, 2007


Serve and Volley for the
Championship in the Newest Installment of the Renowned Tennis Franchise

Leading video games developer and
publisher NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., announced today Smash Court Tennis®
3, the newest installment in its popular tennis video game franchise, for the
PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system. It’ll be game, set and match as players
compete as or against 16 of their favorite Pro-Tennis stars including #1 ranked
Roger Federer and 2006 French Open champions Rafael Nadal and Justine Henin.
Smash Court Tennis 3 will be serving up aces when it’s released in summer 2007.

Smash Court Tennis 3 arms players
with twice as many customizable items than its predecessor including racquets,
sportswear and more as they compete to be #1 in the world. Perfect a devastating
array of strokes from a selection of top ranked and promising professional
tennis stars, each of whom are modeled after their real-life counterparts. Own
the court by developing and acquiring new skills such as increasing your hit
speed or serve accuracy. Mental elements also play into how characters act and
look, so stay focused on your game! Test your skills in various gameplay modes
including Arcade, Exhibition, and Pro Tour Mode. Want a quick hiatus from the
circuit? Try one of the imaginative and addicting mini games!

“We are thrilled to announce that
the next iteration of our popular Smash Court Tennis series is set to appear on
the PSP system,” said Makoto Iwai, Executive Vice President and COO of NAMCO
BANDAI Games. “With the franchise’s signature gameplay and new enhancements,
Smash Court Tennis 3 is the perfect on-the-go package that’s made for a
jet-setting tennis pro.”

Smash Court Tennis 3 boasts an
impressive game sharing system, where players can go head-to-head with a friend
in versus mode using a single UMD. Intensify bragging rights as local rankings
add to the fun of wireless play via Ad Hoc mode.