In news that is arguably as devastating as hearing the Springboks have been eliminated from the Rugby World Cup (obviously, that’s not going to happen, we hope), the upcoming rugby video game, Rugby Challenge 3, has been delayed.
Rugby Challenge 3, which is set for release on PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360 and PC, never had a firm release date, however the initial release window was mid-to-late October 2015. The game will now be released in November, according to local retailer Raru.
— Raru (@RaruShopping) October 12, 2015
There is no word whether this delay is specific to South Africa or in other territories too, but either way a bit disappointing for eager rugby gamers, given that the other rugby game on the market, HB Studios’ Rugby World Cup 2015, didn’t manage to deliver anything worthwhile.
Hopefully the delay will only boost the quality of Rugby Challenge 3 which, given the previous games in the franchise, has a lot of potential to be something special.
Rugby Challenge 3 will bring some new features to the series, as the game is set to include a Be A Pro mode, a Fan-hub to allow players to create their own players and teams, the Super Rugby, ITM Cup and Currie Cup tournaments and team licenses, and for the first-time in a video game, Sevens rugby.
It’s also interesting to note that this is the fourth rugby-oriented game coming out this year, with Rugby Challenge 3, Rugby World Cup 2015, as well as Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, which will feature Sevens rugby.
Check out the respective packshots for the different platforms below and more on Rugby Challenge 3 here.