Rugby Challenge 3: Release Date, Trailer Incoming

Developer speaks out about the delay and wait on a firm release date.

Upcoming rugby video game, Rugby Challenge 3, is set to receive some news, a trailer, and some new details regarding the release date of the highly-anticipated game “very soon”.

According to a new Tweet from developer Wicked Witch Software, who took over work on the game from New Zealand developer Sidhe, who worked on Rugby Challenge 1 and 2, fans can expect an update on the game’s arrival date shortly. 

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. A delay for the game was then announced.

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 screenshots below and more on Rugby Challenge 3 here.

More rugby gaming articles:

Rugby Video Games – Past Failures And Future Hopes

Rugby Challenge 3: Springboks Edition Announced

Rugby Challenge 3 Confirmed, Springboks Licensed

Rugby League Live 3: Watch The Brand-New Trailer



  1. Jono

    October 27, 2015 at 14:36

    I don’t think the games sales are going to be great. Had it been released the week before RWC it would have done better. I think a lot of people will have lost interest.

  2. Digital Underground

    October 27, 2015 at 14:37

    Such a shame it wasn’t released before the World Cup.

  3. angry gamer

    October 27, 2015 at 14:37

    Maybe the delay is that it isn’t very good and they didn’t want to put people off rugby before the World Cup?

    • KK

      October 27, 2015 at 14:39


    • LILO

      October 27, 2015 at 14:39

      Maybe the switch to a different developer will have changed it up?

  4. Tyler

    October 27, 2015 at 14:38

    The screen shots look great. Has anyone gotten a chance to play the game yet?

  5. Ollie

    October 27, 2015 at 14:40

    Did anyone play any of the other rugby games?

    • Frank the Tank

      October 27, 2015 at 14:43

      They were all bad.

    • Jeff

      October 27, 2015 at 21:26

      They were a huge waste of money and time. They could have just been demo discs sold with magazines or something. They just weren’t worth it.

      • Jord

        October 27, 2015 at 21:28

        I think that’s why none of them are released for review before they are sold. The developers keep the game under wraps until it gets released. So everyone thinks “oh cool the new rugby game is out” and they haven’t heard if it is good or not yet.

        • Boss

          October 27, 2015 at 21:29

          Someone sounds bitter

          • Jord

            October 27, 2015 at 21:30

            At R800 a game, yes.

      • Boss

        October 27, 2015 at 21:29

        Ha ha ha ha ha ha very harsh

  6. Louis

    October 27, 2015 at 14:44

    Why didn’t they buy a nfl game and change some stuff so that everything works?

  7. Jeff

    October 27, 2015 at 21:25

    They really didn’t capitalize on releasing before the World Cup. Great. Will have to make a good shopping filler

    • Loic

      October 27, 2015 at 21:32

      I’m betting it’s worth waiting for it to hit the sale racks based on its predecessors

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