With the Rugby World Cup climaxing in New Zealand, 505's officially licensed game faces competition from a new challenger this week: Jonah Lomu Rugby Challenge from talented Kiwi studio Sidhe (Gripshift, Shatter). Find out which one deserves your hard-earned in our head-to-head review.
Rugby World Cup 2011
When a sports tournament begins to wind down, fans of every team that's out of the running turn to video games to set the world to rights. Last year's Madden entry must have provided heaven-sent relief to Chicago Bears supporters, while this year, Arsenal fans are probably using FIFA 12 to begin their fantasy football title run early.
The PC version of Jonah Lomu Rugby Challenge launches on 21st October, Alternative Software has announced.
The PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions go on sale as planned this Friday.
According to Alternative Software, its entire allocation of console stock has been taken by shops, suggesting strong demand, "so for the time being, when it's gone, it's gone" said managing director Roger Hulley.
Jonah Lomu Rugby Challenge launches in the UK at some point between 23rd September and 21st October.
Fully fledged rugger game Jonah Lomu Rugby Challenge will launch for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 during the third quarter of 2011. A version for PlayStation Vita will launch at a later date.