NRL players will be making appearances for the launch at stores within the greater Sydney region at EB Games Miranda, Gamesmen Penshurst, EB Games Macarthur and Gamesmen Penrith.
- Multiplayer online play for both platforms, allowing competitive and friendly play over the Internet, player rankings, and statistics.
- All major teams and competitions including the NRL, SuperLeague (including, in addition, the 2006 teams Les Catalans and Castleford), State of Origin, City versus Country, and 17 different International Teams.
- 40 stadia from around the world including Australia, New Zealand, the UK, and France
- Brand new gameplay features including video ref, enhanced AI, ball
stripping, shoulder barges, diving on and kicking the loose ball, contesting the high ball, pass to playmaker and more.
- New 10 year Franchise Mode, including player contract management, injuries, judiciary, and mid season representative games.
- Highly realistic, individually modelled likenesses for over 500 players.
- Lifelike animation, motion captured by Weta Digital, the VFX wizards behind The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy.