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.

21 comments

  1. Ian says:

    I hope this game makes it to the US.

    • milla says:

      It might not, though it is region-free, so you can purchase it from Europe or Australasia without any difficulty.

  2. Stefan du Bruyn says:

    I really hope that the Springboks and South African Super Rugby teams will be licensed, otherwise I do not see a point in this game. I hope that it will be much better than RC 1.

    • milla says:

      They won’t, though not through lack of effort or desire to secure the licences on the part of Tru Blu.

  3. Dave S says:

    Will the game be available for download on the Playstation network or only available on disc for this release date?

  4. DaveS says:

    Will the game be available on the Playstation network or just on disc with this release date?

    • milla says:

      It will be available on PSN, but we’ve not details about when or in which territories to share with you yet.

  5. Fin says:

    When is the PC/Steam release?

  6. George says:

    Will England, France, Wales, Ireland, Scotland and Italy be licensed?
    Will these Countries’ players have correct names?
    If not will you be able to replace Countries’ players with Licensed players from the leagues?
    Really looking forward to playing this game.

  7. Garfio says:

    the team Olympus XV?

  8. George says:

    Are England, France, Wales, Ireland, Scotland and Italy licensed?
    Do these Countries’ players have correct names?
    If not will I be able to replace Countries’ players with Licensed players from the leagues?
    Really looking forward to playing this game.

  9. Darren says:

    What’s the hold up with PC release?

    • milla says:

      Hi Darren! The PC version has been out for a while via Steam. At this stage we have not been given a release date on DVD.

      • Darren says:

        This is the one and only review I need re. buying online via steam:

        “terrible…. my game dosent even work on the steam… what a waste of my 50 dollars! Never getting an online download ever again!”

        Need I say more.

        • milla says:

          The Steam product is identical to the one that will be released on DVD. I hope if a person has a problem with it via either medium they would contact us.

          • Darren says:

            I commented on the review to get in touch with you re. any grievance the reviewer has. Hopefully it’s nothing that can’t be fixed. I will hold off until I hear more, but would like to know a release date for the DVD when it is confirmed.

          • milla says:

            Of course. When we have a release date we will post it to Facebook, and here.

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