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Rugby League 3 Announced for Wii

Posted by Brad Long

And it's exclusive!

Good news, everyone! Rugby League 3 is in development for Wii by games developer Sidhe, a company with years of rugby game experience under their belt. Here's what the press release had to say:

“We are extremely pleased to be publishing a new Rugby League title with such fresh features, content, and innovations across the board,” said David Robles, Business Development Manager for HES.

These fresh features include:

  • Motion controls to bring a more authentic Rugby League experience to your home
  • 80+ licensed teams from the NRL, Super League and Representative Levels, and introduces new competitions such as the Toyota Cup, UK Championship, UK Championship 1
  • Build a champion team in the Multi-year Franchise Mode including advanced player management, Dally M Player of the Year and Man of Steel, club records and optional manual rep selection

And features that return from previous entries:

  • 38 stadia from Australia, New Zealand, UK and France
  • Team level gameplay features including defensive line controls, attacking strategy selection, team confidence, and AI support play
  • Create and customise players, teams, and competitions
  • Broadcast style presentation with enhanced replay angles, match highlights, and in-game commentary from Channel Nine’s Andrew Voss

The first Rugby League game set the global record for pre-sales at a single store, beating Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, so this is a massive boost for Nintendo, and currently the only rugby title to have been announced for any format. No screenshots just yet, but we should see some pretty soon as the title gears up for its release in the UK, France, New Zealand and Australia before the end of this year.

[via sidheinteractive.com]

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User Comments (11)

Nanaki

#1

Nanaki said:

Shame it's not Union, but at last there is a Rugby game coming to the Wii!

thebigM

#4

thebigM said:

Motion controls to bring a more authentic Rugby League experience to your home

I wonder, how that will work... am I suppose to scrum with the couch ?

Man_with_a_hat

#5

Man_with_a_hat said:

dont care sports, but id rather play rugby than americanfootball (or hand-egg if you want to me evil) Europian football in otherhand -/,,/

Stevie

#7

Stevie said:

I can't see sales been to great for this, it is a bit of a niche market.

At least with it been Rugby League and not Union they won't have to include blood capsules :D

taffy

#9

taffy said:

hope it has online and wii speak support. the last rugby game i played on a nintendo system was world class rugby on the SNES.... ah happy days. on a similair note has anyone noticed that the tickets for wales vs scotland in the next 6 nations are the most expensive out of all of them.. typically i booked to go to cardiff for that match

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