This summer will see the best of British and Irish rugby taking on the might of their Australian counterparts. Sidhe Interactive has used this year's Lions Tour as the inspiration for Rugby Challenge 2: The Lions Tour Edition
, the latest game in a long line of rubgy titles that have been created by the developer.
Home Entertainment Suppliers (the parent company of Tru Blu Entertainment), the game's publisher, has now confirmed that Rugby Challenge 2: The Lions Tour Edition
will release worldwide on June 13th to coincide with the real-life test matches. The aforementioned game name will apply across most global territories, with a couple of notable exceptions. In France and South Africa, it'll be titled as Jonah Lomu Rugby Challenge 2
, and outlets in New Zealand will stock the game as All Blacks Rugby Challenge 2
The publisher has also revealed a selection of the game's features and content:
• 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... Xbox LIVE.
• 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's almost time to scrum down, so why not get a grip on the opposition wingers by taking a glance at the two sets
of screenshots that have been released in the last couple of months.