Jonah Lomu Rugby Challenge had a decent debut on the PS3 and XBox 360. It must be difficult for a new sports game, especially one that’s representing a sport that doesn’t have the global following of football or the massive dedicated US audience of the US sports. But Rugby Challenge did okay for itself.
Now the game is sliding in for a try on the Vita. It’ll be released at the end of June and feature 96 teams and 31 stadia. Sidhe, who have excellent pedigree with rugby games, has secured some licenses for official teams including the Wallabies and the All Blacks.
Vita’s special controls are accounted for, too, with touchscreen and rear touch surface being used for sprinting and line-outs, among other things. It all sounds very promising and should be arriving just after England’s involvement in the football this summer has come to an end and I’m resigning myself to us being good at a different sport instead.