Earlier this month, rumours did the rounds that Jonah Lomu Rugby Challenge had found a local distributor and would be available for sale in South Africa. That turned out to be a little untrue – and distributors at the time were only negotiating.
Well, good news, Rugby fans! We’ve got official confirmation that the anticipated game from New Zealand developers Sidhe will indeed be hitting our shores.
We’ve discovered Megarom, the country’s leading 3rd party distributor, has secured the distribution deal, ensuring that Rugby fans get the best of both worlds.
Here are the game’s bulletpoint features :
â€¢ Play in Single Match Mode, Competition Mode, and multi year Career Mode as well as extensive help and Tutorial Mode options available for players new to the sport.
â€¢ 93 teams and 31 stadia featured including official team and competition licenses for the All Blacks, the Qantas Wallabies, the USA Eagles, Tri Nations, Bledisloe Cup, Super Rugby teams, Aviva Premiership Rugby, TOP 14 Orange, RaboDirect PRO12, ITM Cup, and Ranfurly Shield.
â€¢ Enjoy the game with groups of friends locally, or compete in online multiplayer with support up to 4v4 via PlayStation Network, Xbox LIVE, or Steam.
â€¢ Create or customise players, teams, and competitions using the extensive customisation tools to shape the game to your own preferences and keep the game fresh season after season.
â€¢ Dynamic presentation delivers a true on-field rugby experience with enhanced replay angles, lifelike cut-scenes, rich sound, and real-time commentary from seasoned rugby commentators Grant Nisbett and Justin Marshall.
Here’s the game’s official trailer again to elevate your excitement.[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QW9max5ahFA[/youtube]
“The Highly Anticipated Rugby Title is on Track to Hit Our Shores in September,” says the press release.
“Megarom Interactive (Pty) Ltd., South Africa’s leading importer and distributor of interactive video games, today announced that it has been appointed as the official distributor of the upcoming rugby game Jonah Lomu Rugby Challenge on XBOX360, PS3 and PC. As a Rugby nation Megarom is very excited to have the opportunity to bring a game that will resonate with the South African audience.”
Rugby Challenge will release worldwide for PS3 and 360 in Quarter 3 2011, with PC and PlayStation Vita versions expected at a later date. Oh, we’ve got the box art for you too.