PC Release Date Announced

Date: June 28th 2013
Posted By: milla

RUGBY CHALLENGE 2: THE LIONS TOUR EDITION ANNOUNCED FOR PC

SYDNEY, Australia – June 28, 2013 – Home Entertainment Suppliers Pty Ltd (HES) announced today that Rugby Challenge 2: The Lions Tour Edition for PC will be released worldwide on 25 July 2013.  Developed by New Zealand based games developer Sidhe, the sequel includes the highly anticipated British and Irish Lions 2013 Tour of Australia and includes a myriad of new features, improvements and fresh content.

The features and content of Rugby Challenge 2: The Lions Tour Edition include:

  • Play in Single Match Mode, multi-team Competition Mode, a vastly expanded multi-year Career Mode, Tutorial Mode, or compete in online multiplayer with support up to 4v4
  • Refined and expanded gameplay with the addition of quick taps, quick lineouts, mauls from lineouts, interceptions, contesting ball at the breakdown, removing players from the ruck, number 8 scrum pickups, and dynamic in game team strategies on both attack and defence
  • 110+ teams and 50+ stadia from around the world featured including official team, competition, and special match licenses for the All Blacks, the Qantas Wallabies, the USA Eagles, Bledisloe Cup, British and Irish Lions 2013 Tour of Australia, Barbarians FC, Combined Country, Super Rugby teams, Aviva Premiership Rugby, TOP 14 Orange, Pro D2, RaboDirect PRO12, ITM Cup, and Ranfurly Shield
  • More options to create or customise players, teams, and competitions, and change game rules and behaviour to shape the game to play how you want and keep the game fresh year after year
  • Revamped sound and commentary systems, with real-time commentary from seasoned rugby commentators Grant Nisbett and former All Black turned commentator Justin Marshall, and French language commentary from Eric Bayle and Thomas Lombard

Rugby Challenge 2: The Lions Tour Edition for PC will be available to download via Steam on 25 July 2013.

New Rugby Challenge 2 Screens

Date: May 16th 2013
Posted By: milla

We’ve got two new screenshots for you today, showcasing the All Blacks!

RUGBY CHALLENGE 2 RELEASE DATE

Date: May 15th 2013
Posted By: milla

SYDNEY, Australia – May 14, 2013 – Home Entertainment Suppliers Pty Ltd (HES) announced today that All Blacks Rugby Challenge 2 for PlayStation®3 and Microsoft Xbox 360® will be released worldwide on 13 June 2013. Developed by New Zealand based games developer Sidhe, the sequel includes the highly anticipated British and Irish Lions 2013 Tour of Australia as well as myriad new features, improvements and fresh content.

The game will be released as All Blacks Rugby Challenge 2 in New Zealand, Jonah Lomu Rugby Challenge 2 in France and South Africa, and Rugby Challenge 2: The Lions Tour Edition in rest of world.

The features and content of Rugby Challenge 2: The Lions Tour Edition include:

• Play in Single Match Mode, multi-team Competition Mode, a vastly expanded multi-year Career Mode, Tutorial Mode, or compete in online multiplayer with support up to 4v4 via PlayStation®Network, Xbox LIVE®, or Steam

• Refined and expanded gameplay with the addition of quick taps, quick lineouts, mauls from lineouts, interceptions, contesting ball at the breakdown, removing players from the ruck, number 8 scrum pickups, and dynamic in game team strategies on both attack and defence

• 110+ teams and 50+ stadia from around the world featured including official team, competition, and special match licenses for the All Blacks, the Qantas Wallabies, the USA Eagles, Bledisloe Cup, British and Irish Lions 2013 Tour of Australia, Barbarians FC, Combined Country, Super Rugby teams, Aviva Premiership Rugby, TOP 14 Orange, Pro D2, RaboDirect PRO12, ITM Cup, and Ranfurly Shield

• More options to create or customise players, teams, and competitions, and change game rules and behaviour to shape the game to play how you want and keep the game fresh year after year

• Revamped sound and commentary systems, with real-time commentary from seasoned rugby commentators Grant Nisbett and former All Black turned commentator Justin Marshall, and French language commentary from Eric Bayle and Thomas Lombard

More information and ongoing updates about the game can be found at the official website www.rugbychallengegame.com.

More Rugby Challenge 2 Screenshots

Date: May 3rd 2013
Posted By: milla

We’re please to have six more screenshots from Rugby Challenge 2 to share with you!

Rugby Challenge Developer Interviewed

Date: April 23rd 2013
Posted By: milla

Sidhe Managing Director, Mario Wynands, spoke with NZGamer.com, about Rugby Challenge 2, comparing it to Rugby Challenge and discussing what is new in the sequel. You can read the interview here.

Rugby Challenge 2 Box Art

Date: April 19th 2013
Posted By: milla

Rugby Challenge 2 box art has now been released for all territories. Australia, France, New Zealand, and UK and other territories each get their own great look. You can see the console covers in the gallery below.

Rugby Challenge 2 Announced

Date: March 20th 2013
Posted By: milla

RUGBY CHALLENGE 2: THE LIONS TOUR EDITION ANNOUNCED FOR PS3, 360 AND PC
British and Irish Lions roar in rugby union videogame sequel

SYDNEY, Australia – March 20, 2013 – Home Entertainment Suppliers Pty Ltd (HES) announced today the development of Rugby Challenge 2: The Lions Tour Edition for PlayStation®3, Microsoft Xbox 360® and PC, by New Zealand based games developer Sidhe. The sequel product includes myriad new features, improvements and fresh content including the addition of the highly anticipated British and Irish Lions 2013 Tour of Australia.

“We have been very excited to build on the huge success of the original Rugby Challenge” said Sebastian Giompaolo, Managing Director for HES. “Brand new features, expanded and refined gameplay, more options, and additional licenses such as the British and Irish Lions bring this game franchise to a whole new level. This is the definitive rugby union videogame experience”.

The game will be released as Jonah Lomu Rugby Challenge 2 in France, All Blacks Rugby Challenge 2 in New Zealand, and Rugby Challenge 2: The Lions Tour Edition in rest of world.

The features and content of Rugby Challenge 2: The Lions Tour Edition include:

• Play in Single Match Mode, multi-team Competition Mode, a vastly expanded multi-year Career Mode, Tutorial Mode, or compete in online multiplayer with support up to 4v4 via PlayStation®Network, Xbox LIVE®, or Steam

• Refined and expanded gameplay with the addition of quick taps, quick lineouts, mauls from lineouts, interceptions, contesting ball at the breakdown, removing players from the ruck, number 8 scrum pickups, and dynamic in game team strategies on both attack and defence

• 110+ teams and 50+ stadia from around the world featured including official team, competition, and special match licenses for the All Blacks, the Qantas Wallabies, the USA Eagles, Bledisloe Cup, British and Irish Lions 2013 Tour of Australia, Barbarians FC, Combined Country, Super Rugby teams, Aviva Premiership Rugby, TOP 14 Orange, Pro D2, RaboDirect PRO12, ITM Cup, and Ranfurly Shield

• More options to create or customise players, teams, and competitions, and change game rules and behaviour to shape the game to play how you want and keep the game fresh year after year

• Revamped sound and commentary systems, with real-time commentary from seasoned rugby commentators Grant Nisbett and former All Black turned commentator Justin Marshall, and French language commentary from Eric Bayle and Thomas Lombard

“It has been a wonderful opportunity to build on the foundation we established with the original game to create a deeper, more engaging, and higher quality experience” said Tyrone McAuley, Technical Director for Sidhe and project vision holder. “Tighter controls, smoother animation, and smarter AI improve the title moment to moment, while additions such as significant new Northern Hemisphere content create a more global and well rounded game”.

Rugby Challenge 2: The Lions Tour Edition will release worldwide for PS3, 360 and PC in midyear 2013. More information and ongoing updates about the game can be found at the official website www.rugbychallengegame.com.

RUGBY CHALLENGE COMING TO PS VITA

Date: May 23rd 2012
Posted By: milla

SYDNEY, Australia – May 23, 2012: Tru Blu Entertainment announced today that Rugby Challenge will be available on the PlayStation® Vita handheld entertainment system, on 27 June 2012 in Europe, UK, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. The first game ever published for the PlayStation Vita by Tru Blu Entertainment features console quality Rugby Challenge gameplay, graphics, game modes and authenticity. Developed by NZ game studio Sidhe, the game will be marketed as Wallabies Rugby Challenge within Australia and Jonah Lomu Rugby Challenge in Europe and other territories.

“We are excited to be able to bring the successful Rugby Challenge franchise to PlayStation Vita.  It represents a quantum leap forward for hand-held gaming, delivering a console quality HD gaming experience in the palm of your hands,” said Managing Director, Sebastian Giompaolo. “We are especially looking forward to delivering a game into the hands of eager fans which utilises the touch screen capabilities of the world’s latest handheld system.”

Rugby Challenge on PlayStation Vita is packed with content, and features:

  • Multiple game modes including Single Match, Competition and Multi Year Career Modes as well as extensive Help and Tutorial Mode options for players new to the game;
  • 96 teams and 31 stadia, incorporating official team and competition licences 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;
  • Utilisation of key PlayStation Vita capabilities including touch screen controls for gameplay (conversion kicks and lineouts), the rear touch panel for sprint and a full touch screen user interface;
  • Online multiplayer capabilities allowing gamers to compete in 1 vs 1 head to head play and leaderboard competitions;
  • Extensive customisation tools allowing users to shape the game to their own preferences by creating and customising new players, teams and competitions; and
  • Real-time commentary from seasoned rugby commentators Grant Nisbett and former All Blacks’ halfback Justin Marshall.

Rugby Challenge PS Vita – Sneak Peak

Date: January 27th 2012
Posted By: milla

At a recent NZGamer.com/Playstation event held in Wellington, New Zealand, gamers got some hands-on time with Sony’s new portable gaming console. They also had a sneak peak at Rugby Challenge for PS Vita, amongst other titles. You can read more here.

Steam Holiday Sale 2011

Date: December 20th 2011
Posted By: milla

Rugby Challenge for PC is 20% off via Steam as part of the Holiday Sale 2011!

http://store.steampowered.com/app/20840