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Rugby Challenge 2: The Lions Tour Edition

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Genre: Sports
Publisher: Home Entertainment Suppliers
Developer: Sidhe
Release Date: June 13, 2013

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'Rugby Challenge 2: The Lions Tour Edition' (ALL) Confirms British & Irish Lions Squad - Screens

by Rainier on May 8, 2013 @ 11:19 a.m. PDT

Rugby Challenge 2 includes myriad new features, improvements and fresh content including the addition of the highly anticipated British and Irish Lions 2013 Tour of Australia.

Rugby Challenge 2: The Lions Tour will feature all of the 37-strong team about to kick off its hotly anticipated tour with the first match in Hong Kong against The Barbarians.

Whilst the Lions are battling away down under, each game can also be played at home too, with gamers being able to select from the entire licensed Lions squad, to help them maul their way to the top.

The final Lions squad consists of;

  • Full-backs: L Halfpenny (Cardiff Blues and Wales), S Hogg (Glasgow and Scotland), R Kearney (Leinster and Ireland). 
  • Wings: T Bowe (Ulster and Ireland), A Cuthbert (Cardiff Blues and Wales), S Maitland (Glasgow and Scotland), G North (Scarlets and Wales). 
  • Centres: J Davies (Scarlets and Wales), B O'Driscoll (Leinster and Ireland), J Roberts (Cardiff Blues and Wales), M Tuilagi (Leicester and England). 
  • Fly-halves: O Farrell (Saracens and England), J Sexton (Leinster and Ireland). 
  • Scrum-halves: C Murray (Munster and Ireland), M Phillips (Bayonne and Wales), B Youngs (Leicester and England). 
  • Props: D Cole (Leicester and England), C Healy (Leinster and Ireland), G Jenkins (Toulon and Wales), A Jones (Ospreys and Wales), M Stevens (Saracens and England), M Vunipola (Saracens and England).
  • Hookers: D Hartley (Northampton and England), R Hibbard (Ospreys and Wales), T Youngs (Leicester and England). 
  • Second-row: I Evans (Ospreys and Wales), R Gray (Sale and Scotland), A Wyn Jones (Ospreys and Wales), P O'Connell (Munster and Ireland), G Parling (Leicester and England). 
  • Back-row: T Croft (Leicester and England), T Faletau (Newport Gwent Dragons and Wales), J Heaslip (Leinster and Ireland), D Lydiate (Newport Gwent Dragons and Wales), S O'Brien (Leinster and Ireland), J Tipuric (Ospreys and Wales), S Warburton (capt, Cardiff Blues and Wales).

Key Features:

  • Play in Single Match Mode, multi-team Competition Mode, a vastly expanded multi-year Career Mode, Tutorial Mode, or compete in online multiplayer with support up to 4v4 via PlayStation Network, Xbox Live or Steam
  • Refined and expanded gameplay with the addition of quick taps, quick lineouts, mauls from lineouts, interceptions, contesting ball at the breakdown, removing players from the ruck, number 8 scrum pickups, and dynamic in game team strategies on both attack and defence
  • 110+ teams and 50+ stadia from around the world featured including official team, competition, and special match licenses for the All Blacks, the Qantas Wallabies, the USA Eagles, Bledisloe Cup, British and Irish Lions 2013 Tour of Australia, Barbarians FC, Combined Country, Super Rugby teams, Aviva Premiership Rugby, TOP 14 Orange, Pro D2, RaboDirect PRO12, ITM Cup, and Ranfurly Shield
  • More options to create or customise players, teams, and competitions, and change game rules and behaviour to shape the game to play how you want and keep the game fresh year after year
  • Revamped sound and commentary systems, with real-time commentary from seasoned rugby commentators Grant Nisbett and former All Black turned commentator Justin Marshall, and French language commentary from Eric Bayle and Thomas Lombard

The game will be released as Jonah Lomu Rugby Challenge 2 in France, All Blacks Rugby Challenge 2 in New Zealand, and Rugby Challenge 2: The Lions Tour Edition in rest of world.


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