Rugby Challenge, the second of two rugby union games to be released this year (the first being Rugby World Cup 2011), has a release date. Tru Blu Entertainment has revealed that the game, both for the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360, will be released on the 2nd of September in New Zealand and the 8th of September for Australia and South Africa. There was no mention of any other countries, especially the European countries where rugby union is massive. In Australia, the game will be released with the name Wallabies Rugby Challenge, the New Zealand version will be named All Blacks Rugby Challenge and the mane for the rest of the world is Jonah Lomu Rugby Challenge.
“The anticipation for Rugby Challenge has reached fever pitch, and we are excited to finally announce a release date” said Sebastian Giompaolo, Managing Director for Tru Blu Entertainment. “We look forward to delivering the game into the hands of eager fans across all major markets”.
Just as a reminder, here are a list of features of the game:
· Play in Single Match Mode, Competition Mode, and multi year Career Mode as well as extensive help and Tutorial Mode options available for players new to the sport.
· 96 teams and 31 stadia featured including official team and competition licenses for the All Blacks, the Qantas Wallabies, the USA Eagles, Bledisloe Cup, AU/NZ Super Rugby, Aviva Premiership Rugby, TOP 14 Orange, RaboDirect PRO12, ITM Cup, and Ranfurly Shield.
· Enjoy the game with groups of friends locally, or compete in online multiplayer with support up to 4v4 via PlayStation®Network, Xbox LIVE®, or Steam.
· Create or customise players, teams, and competitions using the extensive customisation tools to shape the game to your own preferences and keep the game fresh season after season.
· Dynamic presentation delivers a true on-field rugby experience with enhanced replay angles, lifelike cut-scenes, rich sound, and real-time commentary from seasoned rugby commentator Grant Nisbett and former All Blacks halfback Justin Marshall.
Rugby Challenge will also see a release on the Playstation Vita, allowing you to play rugby union on the go. No release date has been set, but it would probably be close to the launch of the handheld.