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'US Open 2002' Goes Gold!

by Rainier on Aug. 7, 2002 @ 6:43 p.m. PDT

Strategy First announced today that its upcoming Tennis Simulation game for the PC, US OPEN 2002 has gone gold.

“US Open 2002 is a game that you pick up and are immediately addicted,” says Steve Milburn, Director of Marketing, Strategy First Inc. “It’s easy to learn how to play and the highly-detailed graphics make it stand out from any other tennis game on the market today.”

Combining responsive gameplay and stunningly realistic settings, US Open 2002 allows players to have access to some of the most prestigious tennis courts in the world. Using exact plans from Roland Garros and the US Open, the game faithfully recreates 12 courts with 4 different surfaces.

Players choose to play any one of 10 professional athletes, both male and female, in singles and doubles matches. The athletes’ appearance and play styles have been reproduced in detail to include their strengths, weaknesses, and abilities on difference court surfaces.

Sound effects taken from the French Tennis Federation are used to recreate proper match atmosphere and ambience. The slightest details, such as the umpire’s call for quiet, to the ringing of cellular phones in the crowd, are all added to make each match as realistic as possible.

With a choice of 6 gameplay modes; Arcade, Exhibition, Challenge, Career, Race and Training, players are able to perform various challenges, including creating their own tournaments, hiring a professional trainer, and comparing their performances over the Internet.

US Open 2002 will be available on store shelves in August and will be distributed exclusively by Infogrames in North America.

For more information about the game, log on to the official website.

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