SYDNEY, Australia– March 18, 2010– Home Entertainment Suppliers Pty Ltd (HES) today released Rugby League 3 for Nintendo Wii™, developed by leading New Zealand game studio Sidhe. The title continues the highly successful“Rugby League” franchise, which is amongst the highest selling videogame franchises of all time in Australasia.
“Rugby League for Nintendo Wii is one of the most popular products in the NRL licensing range,” said Paul Kind, NRL Director of Marketing&Commercial.“The Rugby League titles allow fans and gamers alike to experience the speed, skill and excitement of Rugby League first-hand. The added features and options in Rugby League 3 have been well researched and tested, and gamers will enjoy the new level of interactivity and presentation in the title.”
The features and content 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 NRL, Super League, Toyota Cup, UK Championship, UK Championship 1, State of Origin, City v Country and internationals*> <*>38 stadia from Australia, New Zealand, UK and France*> <*>Enjoy the game with groups of friends via support for up to 8 players*> <*>Team level gameplay features including 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 player management, Dally M Player of the Year and Man of Steel, club records and optional manual rep selection*> <*>Create and customise players, teams, and competitions and tune the gameplay to your preferred play style using the extensive customisation tools*> <*>Broadcast style presentation with enhanced replay angles, cut-scenes, match highlights, and in-game commentary from Channel Nine’s Andrew Voss*>
“We have all worked incredibly hard on this game building on past successes to bring greater depth, content and quality to the experience" said David Robles, Business Development Manager for HES. "We are very proud of what we have achieved with Rugby League 3 on Wii, it's a great step forward for the franchise".
Rugby League 3 is currently available throughout Australasia from all good videogame retailers. More information about the game can be found at http://www.rugbyleague3.com
Home Entertainment Suppliers Pty Ltd (HES) are a Sydney-based firm specialising in the distribution of video games and accessories throughout the Australian market. Established in 1984, HES are the exclusive distributors of Mad Catz, Saitek and Tru Blu accessories and games in Australia, including 2003’s record breaking NRL Rugby League for PS2, XBOX and PC. HES also has a video game publishing arm, Tru Blu Entertainment. http://www.hes.net
Founded in 1997, Sidhe is an award-winning developer of console, handheld and PC games. The largest game production studio in New Zealand, Sidhe has a proven track record of creating high-quality, mass-market, licensed and original titles for a worldwide audience. The studio has produced more than 20 high-profile titles including the award winning original titles GripShift® and Shatter®, Speed Racer The Videogame, as well as multiple games based on the NRL Rugby League franchise. For more information on Sidhe, please visit: www.sidhe.co.nz
Note to media: Screenshots from the game are available for download from http://www.rugbyleague3.com . Permission is given for these to be used in your publication or website.
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