Pleased to see you.

EA announced Grand Slam Tennis 2 several weeks ago, but the initial teaser trailer didn't show any player faces, causing us to worry if they'd suffer from the dreaded "Zombie Henman" effect that's plagued 3D tennis games since Virtua Tennis first swung a racquet. Now we have the first face shots, we can see how silly we were all along.

The stills below show the game is shaping up brilliantly, with excellent player likenesses — check out this shot of Maria Sharapova for example — and plenty of other trademark EA touches: motion blur on the ball, grass kicked up at the baseline and even players' shoes are modelled accurately.

Hopefully the game's Move implementation can improve on rivals Top Spin 4 and Virtua Tennis 4, but we'll have to wait until next year to see.