Top Spin 4

More On Top Spin 4's Career Mode
by Matthew Kato on Feb 24, 2011 at 04:08 AM
Publisher: Take-Two Interactive
Developer: Take 2 Interactive
Rating: Rating Pending
Platform: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii

Pound the pavement around the world and work your way up the tennis ladder in Top Spin 4's career mode. Check out this new info on some of its inner workings.

A new developer diary for the game is up, and in it, Jean-Karl Tupin-Bron (game designer) goes through what players can expect as they level up their characters.

Character customization is a big part of the mode, as it includes 40 different male/female face presets (as well as sliders to tweak things yourself), over 100 hair styles, and a massive selection of clothes and equipment spanning major sponsors like Addidas, FILA, and more.

Tupin-Bron also talks about XP. There are 20 levels in the game, and the XP you allocate into your player shapes how they approach the game. Are they a net player or a defensive baseliner? You can decide. Apart from allocating XP, you can also hire a coach. While coaches are suited to particular styles of play, you can also switch coaches (there are more than a 100 in the game!) and therefore tweak what kind of player you are in the process. Along the way you'll also run into objectives (like hitting a certain amount of volleys for serve and volley players) that will earn you more XP if you meet them.

Check out the mode's trailer after the break.