After initial leaks via the respective rugby unions involved, Rugby Challenge 3 has finally been announced with the first official screenshots in tow.
As for licenses, it has been confirmed that the Springboks, All Blacks, Wallabies, and England will all feature, with official kits and player likenesses included.
The announcement was made on the game’s official website, which also revealed that Wicked Witch would be developing the game, as opposed to Sidhe, who handled development on Rugby Challenge 1 and 2.
The full features for Rugby Challenge 3 can be found below:
*NEW! Rugby Sevens – this first time addition brings all the realism and fast-paced action of live seven-a-side Rugby to the Rugby Challenge series.
*NEW! Take total control in Be a Pro mode. Join a club team as a rookie and control your own destiny over 13 action packed seasons. Complete match goals to improve your skills as a player and work towards becoming the captain of your club. Work your way up the domestic ladder, and impress selectors to play for your national team on the world stage!
*NEW! FanHub – the interactive Player Creator allows you to create yourself as a player and play then through the ranks. Players and teams can be shared online across all supported platforms.
*BRAND NEW! Crisp next gen graphics – increased resolution and textures.
*Real-time commentary from seasoned rugby commentators Grant Nisbett and former All Blacks turned commentator Justin Marshall. French language commentary from Eric Bayle and Thomas Lombard.
*Play in different game modes including: Single Match; multi-team Competition; extensive multi-year Career Mode; Be a Pro Mode; and Online Multiplayer Mode.
*Play over 11 competitions including the all new Super Rugby, ITM Cup and Currie Cup
Rugby League Challenge 3 will be released in late 2015 for the PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360 and PC.