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 PlayStationÂ®3, and Xbox 360Â® 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 PlaystationÂ®3 and Xbox 360Â® 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 PlayStationÂ®Network, and Xbox LIVEÂ®. “Rugby League Live for PlaystationÂ®3 and Xbox 360Â® 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 ----------------------------------------------- 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.