HES announces Rugby League Live for PS3/360

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  1. Mario

    Mario Senior Member

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    I imagine this will be of interest to some

    SYDNEY, Australia – June 28, 2010 – Home Entertainment Suppliers Pty Ltd (HES) today announced the development and release date of Rugby League Live for PlayStation®3, and Xbox 360® due for release on September 2nd 2010.

    “Rugby League Live brings all the hard hitting action and excitement of the greatest game of all to your lounge room”, said David Robles, Business Development Manager for HES. “The demand for a Rugby League game on Playstation®3 and Xbox 360® has been staggering. We have listened to our fans and we are delighted to make this announcement”, said Robles.


    The features of Rugby League Live include:

    • 40+ licensed teams from competitions such as the NRL, Super League, State of Origin, City v Country, and World Cup.
    • 30+ realistic stadia from around the world.
    • 4 player multiplayer.
    • Bone crunching tackles and impact camera replays.
    • Field and uniform degradation.
    • Create your own players, teams and competitions.
    • Multiple replay angles and commentary by Andrew Voss.
    • Join friends for head to head & co-operative online play via PlayStation®Network, and Xbox LIVE®.


    “Rugby League Live for Playstation®3 and Xbox 360® is an exciting addition to the NRL licensing range,” NRL Director of Marketing & Commercial, Paul Kind, said.

    “The head to head multi-player feature available online is a first for Rugby League gaming and the enhanced design and interactive features provide a dynamic experience for all gamers”, said Kind.


    Rugby League Live is expected to be released for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and France on September 2nd, 2010. More information about the game can be found at http://www.trublu.com.au


    About HES:
    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

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    To clarify the role of Sidhe in this

    - Big Ant (based in Melbourne) are the developer of the title
    - Sidhe were not involved in the development of this title, though we were aware it was in development from the outset
    - Sidhe did provide some QA testing resource towards the backend of the project, though was not the primary testing resource
    - Rugby League Live is not a port of Rugby League 3. It is a seperate title based on different technology.
    - Some commentary, stadium, and motion capture/animation data from Sidhe RL titles was supplied to Big Ant to assist with development, but it is not clear how this may have been used in conjunction with new assets created by Big Ant in the final version.


    As suggested previously, the Rugby League franchise has come to PS3/360, and HES continues to make significant investment into the franchise.

    Sidhe can't comment or answer questions on the title directly, but hopefully footy fans will support it.
     
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  3. CeeJay

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    Thanks for the information.

    I was wondering when this would be announced.

    Hopefully there is a franchise or season mode in this.
     
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    I am a massive fan of this news :D
     
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    yay. yuss. yeah. yes. woohoo. woot. you get the point.



    Alex approves.
     
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    Excellent news - let's hope it's an enormous success.
     
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    If there's a demo, I'll give this a whirl.
     
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    Instance purchase for me ... great stuff!
     
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    Can't wait for this.
     
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    MunsterMan likes this :bravo:

    Now if only I had money haha
     
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    I don't understand the decision to create a brand new game from scratch with a different developer for the 1st next-gen Rugby League title and not go with the team who have shipped 4 Rugby League games already!?!?

    I am still looking forward to playing it and will support it regardless of who has developed it.
     
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    Brilliant... now... who wants to give me a ps3?
     
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    They'd have to start from scratch anyway as the Wii version is way way below what a 360/PS3 is capable of
     
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    Yes, had we (Sidhe) created a PS3/360 game in the RL franchise, we would have pretty much started from scratch in almost all areas. The engine used across PS2/Xbox/Wii wouldn't get the best out of those platforms otherwise.

    As for different branding and the use of a different developer, I'll have to leave that to speculation.
     
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    this is really exiting news. a rugby game (regardless of its code) is coming this year on next gen. Woop woop :D hopefully this will be a solid entry for the next gen market. looking forward to seeing some pics and vids. :D :D by the time this comes out we should have more details on rugby 2012. this is quite well timed for us rugby lovers. woop woop :D :D hopefully it wont more expensive than normal price ps3 like RL3 (was more expensive than usual wii games). ah well either way i'll still probs buy it to get my fix :D :D
     
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    If I was going to speculate then I would say that HES would have approched Sidhe first and foremost to make this game. Sidhe would have pitched the budget and time frame they felt would enable a fair next gen effort and HES did not agree.

    Then, Sidhe pitched the wii instead and HES got on board. This left the RL newcomers Bigant with a chance to step in and have a crack. With the budget and time frame I would say they are really up against it, but hopefully they have a solid foundation atleast.
     
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    TRF 2011 Champion post right here :p
     
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    online quitting better be punished.
    Cant wait to take the mighty raiders back to the glory days
     
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    whilst this is still a while away - those screenshots should have stayed in the studio
    they have to be kidding themselves, is this an iphone port?
     
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