Play as the Springboks in Rugby Challenge 3

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People love sports games and the good ones are consistently within the top-selling games on any platform, every single year. It’s a bit unfortunate that there are some sports games that seem to be marginalised. Yes, I’m talking about Rugby and Cricket. While Cricket finally got its pretty good game in Don Bradman Cricket, digital Rugby fans are still waiting for a game that’s really worth playing.

Rugby World Cup 15 doesn’t look like that game. All eyes then, to the other contender – Rugby Challenge 3. This one, at the very least, has the licence for South Africa’s own Springboks. Yes, SARU’s awarded the video game licence to the folks at Tru Blu, giving you the opportunity to don the green and gold.

The game will feature key Rugby powerhouse teams such as the Springboks, Wallabies, All Blacks, England and more, all under official license. The release is planned for the last quarter of 2015.

Rugby Challenge 3 builds on the success of previous games to take the franchise to a new level with the best of the best Rugby Unions.” said Tru Blu Managing Director, Sebastian Giompaolo.
“We are excited with the evolution of the new generation of consoles pushing graphics into a stunning new zone. The new consoles compliment Rugby Challenge 3 perfectly”.

Here’s its great big feature list.

  • NEW! Rugby Sevens – this first time addition brings all the realism and fast-paced action of live seven-a-side Rugby to the Rugby Challenge series.
  • NEW! Take total control in Be a Pro mode. Join a club team as a rookie and control your own destiny over 13 action packed seasons. Complete match goals to improve your skills as a player and work towards becoming the captain of your club. Work your way up the domestic ladder, and impress selectors to play for your national team on the world stage!
  • NEW! FanHub – the interactive Player Creator allows you to create yourself as a player and play then through the ranks.  Players and teams can be shared online across all supported platforms.
  • BRAND NEW! Crisp next gen graphics – increased resolution and textures.
  • Real-time commentary from seasoned rugby commentators Grant Nisbett and former All Blacks turned commentator Justin Marshall. French language commentary from Eric Bayle and Thomas Lombard.
  • Play in different game modes including: Single Match; multi-team Competition; extensive multi-year Career Mode; Be a Pro Mode; and Online Multiplayer Mode.
  • Play over 11 competitions including the all new Super Rugby, ITM Cup and Currie Cup

It’s coming to XBOX One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3 and PC in the last quarter of this year.

Last Updated: July 28, 2015

Geoffrey Tim

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