Sydney-based publisher Tru Blu Entertainment has announced Rugby League Live 2 - World Cup Edition.
The release coincides with the actual Rugby League World Cup, which kicks off next Saturday in Wales and then continues in venues across both England and Wales through until the end of November
Features of Rugby League Live 2 - World Cup Edition, as detailed in this morning's announcement, include:
Rugby League World Cup 2013 Competition: Compete as one of 14 teams from qualification right through to a virtual reproduction of the RLWC2013 Grand Final.
Play in any of 16 official stadiums.
Expanded 25 year 2013 Career Mode featuring RLWC2013 fixtures: Compete as your national team at RLWC2013 matches, sign sponsors, hire top flight coaching staff, negotiate player contracts and set player training programs & intensity to build the ultimate team.
Seven new RLWC2013 stadia in addition to 34 high detail stadia from Australia, New Zealand and the UK.
Eleven new national teams in addition to over 100 Leagues & Teams from NRL, Super League, Cooperative Championships, NSW & QLD cups, Toyota Cup, Rep teams, Australian, England and New Zealand Internationals.
2013 updates to NRL, Super League, Holden Cup, State of Origin, England v Exiles, All Stars, City v Country, World Club Challenge and International team rosters, kits including new heritage kits, logos, balls, venues and fixtures.
Double-barrelled Experts: Updated commentary from Andrew Voss and Phil Gus Gould.
Experience System: Earn badges and experience both online and off to rise to the top of the leaderboards.
Dynamic Tackling System: Fend and break tackle your way past multiple defenders.
Create, Customise and Share: Players and teams in Footy Factory.
Competitive or Co-operative: Multiplayer matches with up to 8 players (4 aside) online.
The original Rugby League Live 2 wasn't widely reviewed (Tru Blu don't provide review copies to media outlets), but both IGN and PlayStation Official Magazine Australia gave it 6/10, while NZGamer.com awarded it 7/10.
Rugby League Live 2 - World Cup Edition is scheduled for a November 21 release on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. - NZGamer.com