Finally! It seems like ages since a console has seen a rugby league title, but at last, Sidhe Interactive has confirmed that they will be continuing to build upon their popular sports franchise with Rugby League 3.
The previous two incarnations are amongst the highest-selling games in the Australasian market, which is a huge achievement for the small, New Zealand-based developer. However, Sidhe has done something that is sure to upset more than a few rugby league fans.
Hit the jump to find out what they did.
Rugby League 3 is going to be a Nintendo Wii exclusive. Surprisingly, the sport most recently associated with sexual assault scandals and hotel hallway indiscretions will only be available on the family-friendly console.
Despite this, Sidhe has announced several updated features and new additions to entice gamers into purchasing. Not only will gameplay rely heavily upon the Wii’s motion controls, but players will be able to control clubs from the NRL, Toyota Cup, Super League, and UK Championships, as well as take part in the infamous State of Origin and cross-Tasman rivalries.
Kotaku Australia has a great selection of screens to check out here.
Rugby League 3 is set to be released before the end of 2009.