Rugby League Live 2, the latest Rugby League console game for Play Station 3 and Xbox 360 will be released this Friday (November 30th) and the publishers are reporting sales that are well in excess of expected, even before the busy Christmas sales period starts in earnest.
Alternative Software, has targeted Rugby League fans through social media over the last few months which has resulted in retailers such as, GAME and Grainger Games planning midnight openings for the game at stores in the North of England, including Wigan, Leeds & Hull.
This will be the first time that midnight launch events will have taken place for a Rugby League title.
The latest release from Alternative Software sees Rugby League Live 2 completely remodelled from the previous version, accurately capturing the speed, creativity and strategy of modern Rugby League. Over one hundred teams from around the globe are included, including Super League, Australian NRL and the Co-operative Championships in the UK.
Roger Hulley, Managing Director of Alternative Software says: “Rugby League Live 2 is a great sports video game, which rugby fans have taken to in a big way. Pre-orders are buoyant across the country and we're really looking forward to the midnight launches later this week when fans can get their hands on the product.” he said.
Super League (Europe) Commercial Director James Mercer said: “Rugby League Live 2 brings all the hard hitting action and excitement of the greatest game of all to your lounge room.
“It delivers a realistic experience with its innovative gameplay and will be loved by all rugby league fans around the globe.”
Rugby League Live 2 Features a wide range of innovations which are new to the 2012 release including:
100+ Leagues & Teams: Super League, NRL, Co-operative Championships, NSW & QLD cups, Toyota Cup, Representative teams, England, Australia & New Zealand.
Dynamic Tackling System: Fend and break tackle your way past multiple defenders.
Create, Customise and Share: Players and teams in the fully featured “Footy Factory”.
34 High Detail Stadia from Europe, Australia and New Zealand.
Massive 10-Year Career Mode: Sign sponsors, hire top-flight coaching staff, negotiate player contracts and set player training programmes, to build the ultimate team.
Competitive or Co-operative: Multiplayer matches, with up to 8 players (4 aside) online.
Experience System: Earn badges and experience both online and off, to rise to the top of the leader-boards.
Tactical Passing: Perform defensive or attacking passes to best exploit your opponents.
Strategic Defence: Set up to increase the likelihood of one, two or three-man, tackles!
Spectacular High Ball Catching: Soar high to catch or tap the ball to fellow teammates.
Superb detail: Includes dynamic pitch wear and tear; grass wears away in areas of action. Unique mud and sweat; players accumulate mud on their bodies specifically where they hit the ground. Players even show sweat based on their individual exertion levels.
Double-Barrelled Experts: Commentary from Andrew Voss and Phil ‘Gus’ Gould.