Home Entertainment Suppliers announced today the development of Rugby Challenge for console, to be developed by Wellington based games developer Sidhe. The rugby union based title seeks to capture the attention of a growing number of rugby fans around the world. “HES has a strong history of publishing sports based videogames,” said David Robles, Business Development Manager for HES. “The sport of rugby is a great fit for us to build on that foundation, and we are excited by the long term potential for it as part of our growing portfolio.”
Rugby Challenge will include the All Blacks, ITM Cup, and Investec Super Rugby amongst other licensed teams and competitions, and will feature multiplayer online play, a multi-year franchise mode, extensive customisation options, and dynamic real-time commentary. “After achieving success with other sports videogames, we are extremely proud to be taking on the national sport of New Zealand,” said Mario Wynands, Managing Director of Sidhe.
Rugby Challenge will release for console in Q3 2011.