X360, PS3, WII Thursday, February 21, 2008 | 12:46 AM

Images of Top Spin 3

Images of Top Spin 3

2K Sports today revealed the player line-up for Top Spin 3, to be released this spring on Nintendo Wii, Playstation 3, Xbox 360 and the DS. Surprisingly, Rafael Nadal will only be playable on the Playstation 3 version, while the classic legends won't be featured in certain versions. The images are nice though, showing more life-like faces than we saw a couple of months back.

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Commented on 2008-02-21 02:03:21
Dissapointing not to see AO-champion and world nr. 3 Novak Djokovic left out. Gasquet av Youzhny are also missing from ATP top ten ranking. Classic legends are good, but too few.
Commented on 2008-02-21 02:13:07
Found this list on Topspin3.co.uk

Roger Federer , Rafael Nadal , Paul-Henri Mathieu , David Nalbandian , Lleyton Hewitt , James Blake , Gael Monfils , Tomáš Berdych , Andy Roddick , Marcos Baghdatis , Richard Gasquet , Novak Djokovic , David Ferrer

Justine Henin , Maria Sharapova , Ana Ivanovic, Jelena Jankovic

Much better, at least on the mens side. Still no Youzhny though. Wonder what list is right....
Commented on 2008-02-21 02:21:28
Wow at those graphics.
Commented on 2008-02-21 04:03:15
You can tell by those pics that it looks even better in motion. Not a big fan of tennis or tennis games (exception being Wii Tennis when blotto), but I give credit when credit is due.
Commented on 2008-02-21 04:19:00
Damn, god knows what sports games will look like next gen. Also, lol Wii.

And what's the deal with a PS3 exclusive player?
Commented on 2008-02-21 06:24:03
wtf? Nadal only on PS3? Where is the Serbian kid?
Commented on 2008-02-21 06:46:18
i guess its some sponsorship issue / special agreement with sony might be the cause.
Commented on 2008-02-21 06:58:21
Nice to have Borg on the roster, but a McEnroe at the same time would be even better. Still not bad though, and I did enjoy the last two.
Commented on 2008-02-21 08:21:09
Amazing graphics, but who gives a crap about tennis (pong) anymore??
Commented on 2008-02-21 09:28:08
These shots are finally making the game look nice, not quite up there with MLB08 the Show yet, but getting there.
Commented on 2008-02-21 11:50:05
Nadal, my spanish friend only on PS3???

Commented on 2008-02-21 13:14:11
Nice progress in the graphics department. Coupled with the known and love gameplay I'm sure 2K sports have an ace on their hand (pun intended).
Commented on 2008-02-21 14:19:39
nadal only on ps3 ?


IN the past this game was an exclusive for xbox (TS1) and 360 (TS2).....and....they......WTF !!! HEY !!! F*** Y** 2K !!
Commented on 2008-02-21 17:26:22
who care??? we 360'ers get the classics like Boris Becker. I will be buying since simply because of that.
Commented on 2008-02-21 19:02:54 In reply to Sheps
Posted by Sheps
Amazing graphics, but who gives a crap about tennis (pong) anymore??
I'm guessing tennis fans give a crap, or gamers like me don't like to watch tennis but like playing tennis games......if you don't give a crap why bother posting in a tennis thread?
Commented on 2008-02-21 20:03:45
Where's Santoro damnit?! :(

Oh wel, Top Spin never had all that many actual pro's in there. Most of them are fictional. I'd love to see Baghdatis and Gasquet in there as well. I hope that list on Topspin3.co.uk is the correct one.
Commented on 2008-02-21 20:10:26 In reply to Grimbarian
Posted by Grimbarian
I'm guessing tennis fans give a crap, or gamers like me don't like to watch tennis but like playing tennis games......if you don't give a crap why bother posting in a tennis thread?
I've a right to voice my own opinion thank you very much.

Either way the Tennis games are the same year in year out, i personally dont see the point anymore, and thats my right.
Commented on 2008-02-22 15:23:43 In reply to Sheps
Posted by Sheps
I've a right to voice my own opinion thank you very much.
Your ego is so fragile you have to spam threads of games you have no interest in just so your "right" to voice an opinion is observed? Well you have my sympathy, please go on and whinge some more in other game threads you have no interest in......
Commented on 2008-02-23 17:45:30
Here is a copy of an email I sent to the PR staff and customer service. It is up to us to demand a game that is worth our money. Please feel free to use my email and send it to the following addresses:

marcelyn.ditter@2kgames.com, jan.sturm@take2.de, etramblais@taketwo.fr, barbara.ruocco@take2.it, sandra.melero@take2espana.com, warner.guinee@take2benelux.com, snezana@2kgames.com, customerservice@2ksports.com

Good afternoon,

We must say that we are extremely disappointed with the roster of players that will be included in Top Spin 3. 2k Sports declares that they want to give players the opportunity to play with their favorite characters, but how is that the case when so many good and exciting players are not included? How are the Australian Open Finalists left off? How is the 3-time French Open champion left off, except on the PS3? How can you have a list of legends that includes only 3 players? How can you call it a list of legends without an individual who has the most Grand Slams in the open era and an individual who accomplished a Career Grand Slam? Are you toying with us? Essentially, you lied to us by claiming what is not true; you have not giving us the players consumers want to play with. Only 17 players to play with, that is unacceptable; clearly other players must be included into this weak lineup.

Players to add to make this roster the best that it can be:

David Ferrer, Novak Djokovic, Nikolay Davydenko, Marcos Baghdatis, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Richard Gasquet, Marat Safin, Nicolas Mahut, Fernando Gonzalez, Paul-Henri Mathieu. Mikhail Youzhny, Ivo Karlovic, Carlos Moya, Canas, Lleyton Hewitt, Anna Ivanovic, Daniela Hantuchova, Jelena Jankovic, Anna Chakvetadze, Venus Williams, Serena Williams, Elena Dementieva, Patty Schnyder, Maria Kirlenko.

We have been eager since July for the release of this game. Now what you have done has only negated our excitement. Thus, we, and our contemporaries, have come to the conclusion that since we've waited this long for the release, we will continue to wait until another game, such as the Smash Court Series, makes a proper tennis game that one can enjoy, because it will have players that consumers will want to play with. So we will not be purchasing Top Spin 3 until acceptable changes have occurred.

I hope you are paying attention to message boards and blogs on how dissatisfied your potential customers are. The opportunity to make a really fine tennis game and succeed in areas where others have failed is still achievable. Please listen to your consumers; because in the end they are the ones who will be purchasing the game -- but only if they have cause to purchase. At the moment, cause is lacking.

Thank you for your time.


Dissatisfied consumers
Commented on 2008-02-26 15:36:03
Personally I couldn't care less about having real tennis players, rather they invested in a solid game with good career mode.
Commented on 2008-03-04 03:00:24
Free for all; post your comments. 2K is monitoring this site. Let them know how you feel.

Commented on 2008-03-07 05:58:44
It is a lie that Nadal can't be in all platforms due to Sony endorsements. He has a video game (Rafa Nadal Tennis) which came out on the Nintendo DS and will be released on the wii. So which is it, 2K? Since this is an obvious lie, what else are you lying about?
Commented on 2008-03-13 14:49:53 In reply to leonidas1982
how do you know they are monitoring the site?
Commented on 2008-03-13 14:51:04
if thats the case then BRING BACK THE REPLAYS 2K!!
Commented on 2008-03-25 00:38:35
2ksports is conducting a poll on which characters you will be willing to pay for to download.

Options are legends (Pete, Andre, etc), mlb athletes, nba athletes.

The poll is at the bottom right of the page.

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