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It's touch screen tennis as Rafa Nadal comes to Nintendo DS on December 27th

The Nintendo DS stylus is your racquet for single and wireless mutiplayer tennis – video preview now available online at www.codemasters.co.uk/rafanadal

Rafa Nadal Tennis , the unique tennis title headlined by the world number 2 in the ATP rankings, will launch on December 27th Codemasters confirmed today. Prospective players can check the game, set and match action in the new video preview, now available online at www.codemasters.co.uk/rafanadal

Designed exclusively for the Nintendo DS, Rafa Nadal Tennis serves up an innovative and fast-paced game of tennis with unprecedented shot control via the touch screen. Using the stylus as both a directional pointer and as a racquet, players can move their tennis professional around the court and execute stunning serves, lobs, drop shots and power shots by sweeping the stylus across the touch screen.

Rafa Nadal Tennis offers a trio of single-player game modes including Quick Match and a full Career Mode, which sees players creating their own personalised professional and then travelling the world to become the best player on the circuit. A full tutorial mode, Tennis School, trains players in perfecting stylus movements to deliver precise shots. There's also an option to switch between stylus and the traditional + Control Pad; the tutorial will adapt the contents of the lessons accordingly.

Up to four players can take to the court for brilliant multiplayer doubles or one-on-one single matches over wireless, even if the other players don't have a copy of the game. The single-card wireless multiplayer mode enables up to four players to join a match from one copy of the game. A more extensive multi-card multiplayer mode offers additional choice over court types and players.

Developed by Madrid-based Virtual Toys, Rafa Nadal Tennis will deliver a smashing game of touch screen tennis when it's published on December 27th for Nintendo DS. For more and the new video preview, visit www.codemasters.com/rafanadal

UK PR CONTACT

Dean Scott

01926 816088

dean.scott@codemasters.com

FURTHER ONLINE RESOURCES

· Rafa Nadal official website: www.rafaelnadal.com

· Virtual Toys website www.virtualtoys.net

PRESS RESOURCE WEB SITE

Download game artwork, screens and essential Codemasters' press materials direct to your desktop from: http://www.codemasters.com/mediabank

ABOUT CODEMASTERS

Codemasters is a leading developer and publisher of best-selling interactive entertainment products for a global audience on current and future gaming platforms and channels. Established in 1986, the company's dominant brands include Colin McRae Rally, TOCA Race Driver, LMA Manager, Brian Lara Cricket and Operation Flashpoint. The company is headquartered in Southam, Warwickshire UK and maintains operations in the US, Germany, France, Spain, and Benelux. More information about the company and its products is available online at http://www.codemasters.com

ABOUT VIRTUAL TOYS

Virtual Toys is a lead videogame developer. With production facilities in Madrid and Barcelona, and more than 15th years of experience, has produced top quality titles for all the main videogames world wide publishers. For more information on Virtual Toys, please visit www.virtualtoys.net

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