Rugby League 3 for Nintendo Wii and Rugby League Challenge for the Sony PSP released in Europe

Castleford Yorkshire England ,– March 30th , 2010– Alternative Software Ltd are pleased to announce that on April 16th they will be releasing in Europe " Rugby League 3 " for the Nintendo Wii™, developed by leading game studio Sidhe and published in association with Home Entertainment Supplies of Australia.This title continues the highly successful“Rugby League” franchise of games and follows on from "Rugby League Challenge" for the Sony PSP handheld which was launched earlier this month.

“Rugby League for Nintendo Wii , and also Rugby Challenge for the Sony PSP handheld, are both looking to be amongst the most popular and exciting products in the Super League and RFL licensing range,” said Paul Kimberley ,The Rugby Football League's Commercial Director,“ Alternative Software's release of these official Rugby League videogame titles, will allow fans and gamers alike to experience the speed, skill and excitement of Rugby League first-hand. The added features and options in both these games have all been well researched and tested, and rugby league fans will certainly enjoy the new level of interactivity and presentation in each of these titles.”

The many features of“Rugby League 3” include:

    <*>Visceral Wii Remote and Nunchuk motion controls bring the physicality of Rugby League into your living room (Gamecube controllers also supported) <*>80+ licensed teams from competitions such as the Engage Super League, The Cooperative Championship, The Cooperative Championship 1, the Australian NRL,, The Toyota Cup, State of Origin, City v Country and internationals <*>38 carefully modelled stadia from the UK , France Australia, and New Zealand <*>Enjoy the game with groups of friends via support for up to 8 players <*>Team level gameplay features include defensive line controls, attacking and defensive strategy selection, team confidence, and AI support play <*>Build a champion team in the Multi-year Franchise Mode , including advanced club and player management, Man of Steel plus Australia's Dally M Player of the Year awards and detailed club records . <*>Create and customise players, teams, and competitions and tune the gameplay to your preferred playing style using the extensive customisation tools <*>Several different key camera angles are available from which to play <*>Broadcast style presentation with enhanced replay angles, cut-scenes, match highlights, and in-game commentary from Andrew Voss of Channel 9 in Australia <*>English and French instructions and in game menus

The features of“Rugby League Challenge” include:

    <*>Quality 3D graphics and fast, furious, totally addictive game play. <*>All the official Super League and NRL teams are present and available to play allowing players to play through an entire season of rounds, leading up to the Grand Final <*>Use strategy to manage your club and train up key players in key positions to enhance your own attack and defence styles. <*>A "Quick Match" mode: is available from the main menu, so that game players can jump straight into the action and play a quick match against their favourite foes in a range of various difficulty levels <*>There is also a "Season Mode" where: teams will play each other through the regular season, through to the Grand Final. New opposition team statistics are generated at the start of each new season making for different team strengths and weaknesses every time you play <*>Game players can make strategic decisions on training their match players in various areas. These statistics are represented within the game play with match players being able to physically move faster, kick further and more accurately and have more chance of successfully tackling or resisting tackles <*>Several different key camera angles from which to play,

“ All have worked incredibly hard on these games, building on our past successes to bring greater depth, content and quality to the gaming experience" said Roger Hulley Managing Director of Alternative Software . "We are delighted with the success to-date of Rugby League Challenge on the PSP, and we are also extremely proud of what has been achieved for the franchise, with Rugby League 3 on the Wii, which is a tremendous leap forward ".

Rugby League Challenge is available now in both Game and Gamestation stores.

Rugby League 3 will be available from April 16th throughout the United Kingdom from all good videogame retailers. As well as selected videogame stores in France

Further information about both games can be found at www.alternativesoftware.com


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