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EA Sports adopts Wii MotionPlus for new tennis franchise

Title will feature exclusive Wimbledon rights

EA Sports has confirmed it is working on a brand new tennis franchise at its EA Canada studio in Vancouver.

The first title will be released on the Wii in 2009 and will be the first EA Sports title to use the Wii MotionPlus accessory, unveiled recently by Nintendo.

"As we look to expand the EA Sports brand and captivate sports fans from around the world with rich new interactive experiences, it was obvious that the renaissance we're seeing in the sport of tennis provides us with a big opportunity," commented Peter Moore, president of EA Sports.

The company has also signed up the exclusive rights to the All England Lawn Tennis Club, home of the Wimbledon Championships.

Following a release on the Wii, the franchise will also make its way to other consoles.

Current tennis franchises include Sega's Virtua Tennis and 2K's Top Spin series.

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