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.
Deus Ex: Human Revolution has stormed the UK all-formats chart, finally shoving Zumba Fitness off of the top spot.
Credit to plucky Xenoblade Chronicles for managing to foist its niche fantasy fun into the charts, marking the end of a largely stagnant summer.
Facing Jonah Lomu later this year.
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.
Rugby World Cup 2011 is on its way to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, publisher 505 Games has announced.
Due to launch on 26th August, the game is being developed by HB Studios – the same team responsible for the dormant EA Sports Rugby series last seen in 2007.
There'll be 20 participating teams to choose from, online play and local multiplayer for up to four players.