Initial Release Date Announcement

Date: August 24th 2011
Posted By: milla

RUGBY CHALLENGE VIDEOGAME INITIAL RELEASE DATES ANNOUNCED

Available At Retail from 2 September 2011
SYDNEY, Australia – August 24, 2011 – Tru Blu Entertainment announced today Rugby Challenge for PlayStation®3 and Microsoft Xbox 360® would release in New Zealand on 2 September, and Australia and South Africa on 8 September.  The game will be marketed in New Zealand as All Blacks Rugby Challenge, Wallabies Rugby Challenge in Australia, and Jonah Lomu Rugby Challenge in the rest of the world.

“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”.

The features and content of Rugby Challenge include:

  • 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, developed by Sidhe, will also be available for the upcoming PS Vita platform at a later date.

52 comments

  1. Snail Boy says:

    And what about PC version?

  2. Dan says:

    Now we’re getting somewhere! :) but what about European/UK release date!?

  3. Martin says:

    When is the European (UK) release date?
    I look forward to playing this game!

  4. Nat0764 says:

    And for Europe please??

  5. Silent.One says:

    GREAT NEWS YOUS GUYS DEFINITELY MADE MY DAY, THIS IS HONESTLY THE ONLY GAME IVE BEEN LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS YEAR! HOPE THE TITLES A GREAT SUCCESS AND YOU’S ARE ABLE TO BUILD ON IT THROUGH A SEQUEL WITHIN TWO YEARS. YOURS TRULY, SILENT ONE NZ!

  6. Travis says:

    Did Rugby Challenge get a publisher for PS3 in Canada?

  7. Chris says:

    Would also like to know when the PC version would be released?

  8. Mark says:

    In USA?!!!

  9. Dustin says:

    so no United States?

  10. James says:

    And Canada please. Have been waiting since Rugby 08 for another rugby game.

  11. billy says:

    so rugby world cup game comes out before this game dissapointing rugby world cup game is out on friday so il just buy that use took far to long. sorry just my opinion

  12. mike says:

    will it be sold on Playstation Network store?

  13. SMACKTALKA says:

    WHA-cup Billy!! its only a week after RWC game releases. Why the hell would you waste your money on RWC game because you can’t wait one week longer? RETARD

  14. PATRIOT_4074 says:

    What international teams are there -specifically Manu Samoa? And how does it work re the licences you didnt get – ie Springboks, England etc… will théy be a generic side as such similar uniforms etc..?

  15. OMG says:

    yyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh!…
    now il neva pass my examss!!
    thank you Rugby Challenge!

  16. OMG says:

    yyyyyyyyyyyyyeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh!!
    now il neva pass my exams.
    thank rugby challenge.

  17. PETER says:

    made my day!

  18. Snail Boy says:

    In the pc version, i will need to have a steam? Or steam will be only for online play?

  19. Welsh Adam says:

    Very surprised that there has not been a release date given for Europe?, in terms of sales its you guys will get more in Europe than any other region. Please give us a date soon!

  20. JMM says:

    If you guys go to game.co.uk the release date announced is 8 of september.

    If you go to micromania.fr (french retailer website) the date announced is 15 of september.

    Are these accurate release dates ?

  21. JOE says:

    MEAN

    ive been waiting since Rugby 08 for another rugby game!

    it looks so MEAN by the way!

  22. Alex says:

    @MILLA
    Please respond. What about a release date for Europe or UK? Can I assume it will also be early September?

  23. javiergblas says:

    Too bad that does not include the rbs 6 nations or more national teams

  24. Big bad bass says:

    Justin marshall commentating? Are u serious? U just gave me a reason not to buy this game he sucks! A kid with down syndrom would be better than him im serious. What about murry mexted, tony johnston or even ian smith? Cmon guys poor choice

  25. Snoop says:

    Oh man, I sure hope there will be a Canada release. I dont want to have to buy the other rugby game, it BLOWS haha.

  26. Robin Corbett says:

    USA for PS3?? I need this game and I know a lot of people who will purchase it too.

    Please make it happen!

  27. Will says:

    Question guys, with the provincial games in Christchurch will it be at AMI stadium or Rugby Park?

  28. samir says:

    Does this game come out in Singapore?

  29. THe Godfather says:

    When is rugby coming in arg?

  30. akash says:

    Any News On US Release Date

  31. Wycliffe says:

    Just found out, can’t wait…
    Thank you Rugby Challenge

  32. Yorick says:

    Plz tell me the game releases in belgium

  33. Jared says:

    IS IT COMING OUT IN SINGAPORE?! AND WHEN?

  34. Lord Barr says:

    when will it be released in europe, or more specificly the uk!

  35. Sean Roche says:

    What’s happening, I am told that stores are unable to sell it until 8/09/2011 in AUS now?? Waited for years for a decent game and cant wait much longer!!

  36. Asyraff says:

    Will it be released in Singapore??

  37. ACJC says:

    when is it coming to SINGAPORE???

  38. bestisyettobe says:

    when is it coming to singapore pls?

  39. Dave says:

    I really hope there is a USA release for this game. There is a growing fan base especially at the college level here and I know this game will do well here.

  40. vince says:

    Will this game come out in canada? i’ve been waiting for a long time for a new rugby game.

  41. sean says:

    is there anyway to get a copy in Canada? i really want this game

  42. adrian fox says:

    I don’t see how Jonah can have launched the game, when the copy that actually bears his name, Jonah Lomu Rugby Challenge, has not been released yet.The Kiwi version is out, as is the Aussie version, but JLRC is yet to make an appearance.We’re still waiting on a release date in Europe, as well as the American release. PC gamers across the globe still know when it’s coming out. Poor show from the publisher and distributors.

  43. Connor walker says:

    Is the release date 7th oct???

  44. Connor walker says:

    For the UK?

  45. cslyoda says:

    When is the PC version gonna be released in South Africa – Xbox and PS3 out 3 weeks now and it was published somewhere BT Games was gonna release it 3rd week of September 2011. Now there is no further news on that……………….

    WE NEED RUGBY CHALLENGE ON PC

  46. axel says:

    when is this game coming out on the usa? i cant wait any more!

  47. Wally says:

    Rugby challenge not coming to Toronto?

  48. 808ALLDAY says:

    this game NEEDS to be released in the U.S. on the ps3 asap !

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