Rugby League (video game series)

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Rugby League video game series
Genre(s)Sports game
Developer(s)Sidhe Interactive, Wicked Witch Software,
Publisher(s)Tru Blu Entertainment
Platform(s)Current:
PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, iOS, Android
Notable past systems:
Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, Xbox , Wii
Original release2003–present
First releaseRugby League
9 December 2003
Latest releaseRugby League Live 4
20 July 2017

Rugby League is a rugby league video game series developed by Sidhe Interactive, Wicked Witch Software, and Big Ant Studios. The first games was Rugby League, released on 9 December 2003. The latest game released was Rugby League Live 4, released on 20 July 2017 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

History[edit]

Tru Blu Entertainment has published all major rugby league games since the release of the first three rugby league video games: E.T.'s Rugby League in 1992, Australian Rugby League in 1995, and ARL '96 in 1996.

The Rugby League franchise started in 2003 when Rugby League was released by Sidhe Interactive and Tru Blu Entertainment. This led to Rugby League 2 in late 2005 and the World Cup Edition (a content update of RL2) in 2008. In 2009, Wicked Witch Software released two off-series games on the Nintendo DS and PlayStation Portable and Rugby League 3 was released. Big Ant Studios in 2010 starting releasing the Rugby League Live series in 2010. Rugby League Live 2 followed in 2012, again developed by Big Ant Studios.

On 31 May 2013, Tru Blu Entertainment announced Rugby League Live 2 would receive an update to the game, the 2013 season pack, developed by Melbourne's Big Ant Studios. It features an update to the 2013 season of rugby league; team Kits, roster updates, new 2013 competitions, new and updated stadiums, sponsors and a number of other features and improvements. The update was released on June 19, 2013, as DLC on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Wicked Witch Software created Rugby League Live 2 for iOS, which was released in 2013 and later on Android.

Rugby League Live 3 was released by Big Ant Studios in September 2015 on seventh-gen and eighth-gen consoles as well as Microsoft Windows.

On 9 May 2017, the NRL announced the latest title Rugby League Live 4 which is set to be released later in the year.

List of games[edit]

Title Release Date Console(s) Developer(s)
Rugby League 9 December 2003 PlayStation 2, Xbox, Microsoft Windows Sidhe Interactive
Rugby League 2 9 December 2005 PlayStation 2, Xbox, Microsoft Windows Sidhe Interactive
Rugby League 2: World Cup Edition 6 November 2008 PlayStation 2 Sidhe Interactive
NRL Mascot Mania 2 July 2009 Nintendo DS Wicked Witch Software
Rugby League Challenge 9 September 2009 PlayStation Portable Wicked Witch Software
Rugby League 3 18 March 2010 Wii Sidhe Interactive
Rugby League Live 27 August 2010 PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows Big Ant Studios
Rugby League Live 2 9 October 2012 PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 Big Ant Studios
Rugby League Live 2: Gold Edition 20 September 2013 iOS, Android Wicked Witch Software
Rugby League Live 3 10 September 2015 PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows Big Ant Studios
Rugby League Live 4[1] 20 July 2017[2] PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC[1] Big Ant Studios[1]
Rugby League Live 4 World Cup Edition 18 December 2017 PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC Big Ant Studios

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c http://www.nrl.com/rugby-league-live-4-due-for-2017-release/tabid/10874/newsid/106558/default.aspx
  2. ^ Grixti, Shannon (26 June 2017). "Rugby League Live 4 Release Date Revealed For PS4/Xbox One". PRESS-START. Southern Cross Austereo. Retrieved 27 June 2017.