Rugby Challenge 2 Officially Announced

Rugby Challenge 2 Logo

The sequel to the award winning Rugby Challenge is coming later this year. Rugby Challenge 2 will be made once again by New Zealand developer Sidhe.

The game will have a lot of different names from around the world. In France it will be called Jonah Lomu Rugby Challenge 2. In New Zealand it will be called Rugby Challenge 2 in New Zealand while everyone else it will be called Rugby Challenge 2: The Lions Tour. If you loved the 2011 original, there’s no doubt you will be excited for the sequel.

Here’s the features the game will offer:

• 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

Rugby Challenge 2 will be released in mid-2013 for the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC.