The game will be available on both current (PS4 and Xbox One) and old gen (PS3 and Xbox 360)
The first footage of gameplay for the highly anticipated Rugby Challenge 3 has been released ahead of the game’s launch on 22 April.
The game is a welcome return to rugby gaming fans (myself included) as it has been 3 years since their last release, Rugby Challenge 2. During the hiatus, Rugby Challenge had a rival competitor in the rugby gaming world in the shape of Rugby 15. The game was unanimously panned by critics and on a personal note, it was a truly disastrous gaming experience as it felt that the game was a half-finished product and was lacking in detail in comparison to the imperious Rugby 08, that was released 7 years prior to Rugby 15. Rugby 08 was published by EA Sports and was the last in a popular series of games they published. There is no indication of Electronic Arts (EA) requiting to the rugby world.
Although not as popular as the EA series, Rugby Challenge has been a refreshing inclusion into this niche market after their first instalment in 2011. Unlike the two previous incarnations that were developed by Sidhe, Rugby Challenge 3 is developed by the Australian Wicked Witch Software and has included more licensed teams than previous years. Sebastian Giampaolo, the managing director of Tru Blu (game’s publisher) said; “Now with some great new features, we have the Rugby game fans have been sweating to play. We feel that all the thrills and excitement of top-flight Rugby have been truly recreated in Rugby Challenge 3.”