Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Jonah Lomu brings rugby to the PS Vita in June

The man may be long retired, but he's still the biggest name in rugby, and his massive frame will adorn the package for Rugby Challenge from Aussie developer Tru Blu and Kiwi studio Sidhe, available at the end of June (making it by far the biggest month for PS Vita releases since launch).

The game will be sold as Wallabies Rugby Challenge within Australia and Jonah Lomu Rugby Challenge in Europe and other territories. Looks like American rugby fans are out of luck, but you can probably import it.


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.

More pics, making of videos and additional info on the game's site. The game is out on the 27th June.

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