Internationals Rugby League 2 World Cup Edition

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What is Rugby League 2 World Cup Edition?

Rugby League 2 World Cup Edition is an update to Rugby League 2 including new content focused on the World Cup. It is not a full sequel.


I didn't like Rugby League 2. Will I like Rugby League 2 World Cup Edition?

Rugby League 2 World Cup Edition is primarily only a content update to Rugby League 2. It is not a full sequel and does not include any significant changes to gameplay or features beyond updated content.

If you did not like Rugby League 2 then in all likelihood you will not like this version, and you should consider purchase carefully.


What is the key new content of Rugby League 2 World Cup Edition?

New content of “Rugby League 2 World Cup Edition” includes
  • All New World Cup Mode
  • Squad and Jersey updates for the 2008 NRL, Super League and World Cup International Teams
  • Addition of new NRL franchise the Gold Coast Titans including player likenesses
  • Stadia updates and five new stadia including Skilled Park (Gold Coast), Browne Park (Rockhampton, QLD), New Craven Park (UK), Twickenham Stoop (UK) and Stade Gilbert Brutus (France)
  • New in-game cut scenes
  • New Twilight NRL Grand Final Stadia

When and where will Rugby League 2 World Cup Edition be released?

Rugby League 2 World Cup Edition is currently scheduled for release in early November.

Rugby League 2 World Cup Edition will be available primarily in Australia, New Zealand and the UK. Limited quantities of the game are also available in other PAL territories.


What game platforms is Rugby League 2 World Cup Edition available on?

Rugby League 2 World Cup Edition will only be available on PS2.


Is Rugby League 2 World Cup Edition for PS2 compatible with PlayStation 3s that have backwards compatibility capability?

Unknown at this time.


Does Rugby League 2 World Cup Edition have online play?

No.


Where can I order Rugby League 2 online?

Australia
To be advised

NZ
To be advised

UK
To be advised

This list is provided for informational purposes only, and as such Sidhe Interactive does not recommend any retailer nor should we be held responsible for retailer quality of service.


Will a demo of Rugby League 2 World Cup Edition be released?

No.


When will new screenshots or video be released?

A number of screenshots are available on the main site. There is no estimate on when new media will arrive at this time.


Do fights appear in Rugby League 2 World Cup Edition?

No. Fighting in NRL matches is not condoned by the NRL, and it is their wish that fighting does not appear in Rugby League 2 World Cup Edition. This stance is supported by Home Entertainment Suppliers and Sidhe Interactive.


What stadia appear in Rugby League 2 World Cup Edition?

Rugby League 2 World Cup Edition contains more stadia than Rugby League 2 including Skilled Park (Gold Coast), Browne Park (Rockhampton, QLD), New Craven Park (UK), Twickenham Stoop (UK) and Stade Gilbert Brutus (France). Some stadia have also been updated to take into account new construction and aesthetic improvements.

The list of stadia appearing in Rugby League 2 World Cup Edition includes
  • QSAC Stadium
  • Aussie Stadium
  • Brookvale Oval
  • Campbelltown
  • Canberra
  • Dairy Farmers
  • Energy Australia Stadium
  • Leichhardt Oval
  • Oki Jubilee
  • Olympic Park
  • Parramatta
  • Penrith Football Stadium
  • Telstra Stadium
  • Toyota Park
  • Suncorp Stadium
  • Sydney Showground
  • WIN Stadium
  • Ericsson Stadium
  • Westpac Stadium
  • Odsal
  • The Jungle
  • The Galpharm
  • KC Stadium
  • Headingley
  • Griffin Park
  • Knowsley Road
  • Atlantic Solutions Stadium
  • Wilderspool
  • Halton
  • JJB Stadium
  • The Willows
  • Jade Stadium
  • SCG
  • North Harbour
  • Central Coast
  • The Coliseum
  • Post Office Road
  • Stade Aime Giral
  • Haliwell Jones Stadium
  • Skilled Park *new*
  • Browne Park *new*
  • New Craven Park *new*
  • Twickenham Stoop *new*
  • Stade Gilbert Brutus *new*
Multiple unlockable secret stadia will also be available.


What teams appear in Rugby League 2?

Rugby League 2 World Cup Edition contains the NRL, SuperLeague, City/Country, State of Origin, County of Origin, and World Cup competitions, along with associated teams and selected internationals as follows
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Great Britain
  • England
  • Ireland
  • Scotland
  • Wales
  • France
  • Russia
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Cook Islands
  • Fiji
  • Samoa *new*
  • Tonga
  • Lebanon
  • South Africa
  • United States
  • Malta

Do the Gold Coast Titans appear in Rugby League 2 World Cup Edition?

Yes, including their home stadium Skilled Park.


What is the difference between Competition Mode, World Cup Mode, and Franchise Mode?

Competition Mode allows gamers to take their selected team or teams through a single year of a given competition. Available competitions in Competition Mode include SuperLeague, NRL, State of Origin, City vs Country, and more.

World Cup Mode is a new stand alone Competition in Rugby League 2 World Cup Edition that allows players to compete for World Cup supremacy with any of the 10 competing international teams including the world champion Australian Kangaroos, England and the New Zealand Kiwis.

Franchise Mode allows gamers to take control of one team through multiple years of a given competition, and offers more advanced management functionality. Only the SuperLeague and NRL competitions are available for Franchise Mode.


Is the World Cup available during the Franchise Mode?

Yes, the Franchise Mode includes the ability to participate in the World Cup competition.
 

2big2strong_old

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Man, I wish EA sports would hurry up and get a license for Rugby League games. Sidhe have shown great initiative and I have the first 2 original versions and there are 1000+ glitches and flaws. I mean, PS2???? The original Rugby League 2 came out 3 years ago and the 'updated' version sounds like it's coming out 2 months after the original. I have a PS3 and never thought I wouldn't be able to purchase a new game because it was getting released for OLD hardware.

However, EA sports will never venture into NRL at anytime soon. They've permanently cancelled the RUGBY franchise because they weren't getting enough sales. Can't see League going close to Union sales.
 

Skinny_Ravs82

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I enjoyed playing RL2, though all my games in league mode were the full 80minutes so it can take about two hour to finish one game! LOL. But never the less I won two premierships back to back and minor premierships too :D
There were some one-sided games though..lol
 

Esoj_old

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I don't have a ps2 so I won't be able to get this game and I was reading on the sidhe forums that there are no plans for a pc version. looks like I will have to dig through the mods that have been made for the pc version of rl 2 to get my league fix before the true sequel rl 3 comes out in the next few years.

EA won't be able to make a league game anytime soon as HES the publishers of the currenet games that sidhe are developing own the exclusive nrl and superleague rights for video games.
 

J_Hallow_old

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I don't have a ps2 so I won't be able to get this game and I was reading on the sidhe forums that there are no plans for a pc version. looks like I will have to dig through the mods that have been made for the pc version of rl 2 to get my league fix before the true sequel rl 3 comes out in the next few years.

EA won't be able to make a league game anytime soon as HES the publishers of the currenet games that sidhe are developing own the exclusive nrl and superleague rights for video games.

so they still own them and developing them?

there is a 2k office coming to sydney. i would much rather have 2k sports develop it. sidhe arent big enough or good enough to handle a game on their own
 

Morningstar_old

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Seems like a good idea for the world cup organisers. Hopefully its priced fairly, i'd be pretty peeved to pay the same amount of money as i did for the old version.

Hopefully EB game chuck in a free DVD when you pre-order again. That best of the 80s dvd was a real bonus.
 

Esoj_old

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so they still own them and developing them?

there is a 2k office coming to sydney. i would much rather have 2k sports develop it. sidhe arent big enough or good enough to handle a game on their own

yeah sidhe are still making the league games but HES the publishers are the ones that hold the rights. I doubt that would choose anyone else but sidhe for future games since they have made all of the previous ones.
 

Kid-Dynamite_old

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I haven't been this excited over a video game ever lol! I don't play much, but this game just sounds mint! :D
 

warriors_ballboy_CEO_old

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What is the full list of changes and additions for Rugby League 2 World Championship Edition?

At a high level, the following changes and additions have been made

Player and Team Content
Updated team strips to 2008 versions including sponsor changes
Added Dream Team strips (sponsored and non-sponsored versions)
Updated player rosters to 2008 lineup
Updated teams to 2008 lineup
Added Gold Coast Titans team
Added Samoa international team
Created custom likenesses for the Titans players
Added some likenesses and improvements on existing ones
Updated player positions and stats
Added Generic player likeness for new RL2WCE Players
Updated competition fixtures
Added Custom Team Grand Final logos
Updated unlockable content
Added World Cup competition

Ingame Gameplay
Improved AI defensive patterns such as better line compression and cohesion
Improved Advantage Rule to give advantage based on first offence correctly
Improved sideline awareness so players are careful about running out when picking up the ball near the sideline
Improved AI around two players marking play the ball
Improved AI around more aggressive chasing on 40/20 kicks
Added ability to slide defensive line left and right, and to compress the defensive line in the middle
Changed Interchange limit from 12 to 10 in NRL
Changed Penalty Tap to be taken 20m infield (as opposed to 10m)
Added RL2 Xbox feature of Dodge Left/Right using right analog stick

Franchise
Improved rep selection to pick better players
Updated Franchise Mode to include Gold Coast Titans
Removed Anti Tampering Deadline and additional changes to suit
Changed NRL Franchise Salary Cap
World Cup playable during Franchise Mode
Added new franchise emails and player negotiation messages
Reduced injuries over summer period between seasons
Replaced Tri-nations with Four Nations
Changed City v Country and State of Origin sponsor

Stadium, Field and Ball
World Cup Grand Final played in twilight setting
Added World Cup Field markings
Added World Cup city names on fields
Updated field markings for State of Origin, NRL (including finals, Grand Final) and City vs Country
Updated Round Robin NRL Field (Toyota Sponsorships)
Updated SuperLeague field markings
Updated CUA Stadium
Updated Dairy Farmers Stadium
Updated Energy Australia Stadium (Newcastle)
Updated Toyota Stadium (Cronulla)
Updated ANZ Stadium
Updated Headingly Stadium
Added New Craven Park (UK)
Added Skilled Park (Gold Coast)
Added Browne Park (Rockhampton, QLD)
Added Twickenham Stoop (UK)
Added Stade Gilbert Brutus (France)
Updated NRL match ball
Added SuperLeague match ball

Commentary and Music
Added specific new World Cup commentary
Some additional commentary recorded
Improved commentary AI resulting in a more dynamic Vossy
Added home crowd boo'ing on questionable forward pass that the referee hasn’t called
New front end menu and try celebration music

User Interface and Usability
Brand new UI look and feel
Improved navigation
World Cup and Competition modes now have separate save file files
Added ability to cycle through emails and grey out emails that have been read in Franchise Mode
Both injury and globe icons now shown in Franchise Mode
Added Star Player Icon for Franchise Mode to mark who the star players are to make player trading easier
Player names now displayed in defense mode

Cut-scenes
Improved trophy cut-scene to get trophy size correct
Improved trophy graphics and new world cup trophy
Changed interchange cut-scene
 

Warrioraholic_old

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If you take a turd (RL2) and polish it, you dont get a gem but a polished turd.

This game better be under $50NZD because we arent getting anything for our money, it should be on a next gen system like the PS3, then when a RLWC comes around you can just download the new features at very little cost etc.

Its a shame league is such a small game because theres no demand for a hi-def expieriance game. I know I would pay top dollar for one, but rugby cant even break into the gamming market. Such a shame
 

Vatuvei Rocks_old

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What is the full list of changes and additions for Rugby League 2 World Championship Edition?

At a high level, the following changes and additions have been made

Player and Team Content
Updated team strips to 2008 versions including sponsor changes
Added Dream Team strips (sponsored and non-sponsored versions)
Updated player rosters to 2008 lineup
Updated teams to 2008 lineup
Added Gold Coast Titans team
Added Samoa international team
Created custom likenesses for the Titans players
Added some likenesses and improvements on existing ones
Updated player positions and stats
Added Generic player likeness for new RL2WCE Players
Updated competition fixtures
Added Custom Team Grand Final logos
Updated unlockable content
Added World Cup competition

Ingame Gameplay
Improved AI defensive patterns such as better line compression and cohesion
Improved Advantage Rule to give advantage based on first offence correctly
Improved sideline awareness so players are careful about running out when picking up the ball near the sideline
Improved AI around two players marking play the ball
Improved AI around more aggressive chasing on 40/20 kicks
Added ability to slide defensive line left and right, and to compress the defensive line in the middle
Changed Interchange limit from 12 to 10 in NRL
Changed Penalty Tap to be taken 20m infield (as opposed to 10m)
Added RL2 Xbox feature of Dodge Left/Right using right analog stick

Franchise
Improved rep selection to pick better players
Updated Franchise Mode to include Gold Coast Titans
Removed Anti Tampering Deadline and additional changes to suit
Changed NRL Franchise Salary Cap
World Cup playable during Franchise Mode
Added new franchise emails and player negotiation messages
Reduced injuries over summer period between seasons
Replaced Tri-nations with Four Nations
Changed City v Country and State of Origin sponsor

Stadium, Field and Ball
World Cup Grand Final played in twilight setting
Added World Cup Field markings
Added World Cup city names on fields
Updated field markings for State of Origin, NRL (including finals, Grand Final) and City vs Country
Updated Round Robin NRL Field (Toyota Sponsorships)
Updated SuperLeague field markings
Updated CUA Stadium
Updated Dairy Farmers Stadium
Updated Energy Australia Stadium (Newcastle)
Updated Toyota Stadium (Cronulla)
Updated ANZ Stadium
Updated Headingly Stadium
Added New Craven Park (UK)
Added Skilled Park (Gold Coast)
Added Browne Park (Rockhampton, QLD)
Added Twickenham Stoop (UK)
Added Stade Gilbert Brutus (France)
Updated NRL match ball
Added SuperLeague match ball

Commentary and Music
Added specific new World Cup commentary
Some additional commentary recorded
Improved commentary AI resulting in a more dynamic Vossy
Added home crowd boo'ing on questionable forward pass that the referee hasn’t called
New front end menu and try celebration music

User Interface and Usability
Brand new UI look and feel
Improved navigation
World Cup and Competition modes now have separate save file files
Added ability to cycle through emails and grey out emails that have been read in Franchise Mode
Both injury and globe icons now shown in Franchise Mode
Added Star Player Icon for Franchise Mode to mark who the star players are to make player trading easier
Player names now displayed in defense mode

Cut-scenes
Improved trophy cut-scene to get trophy size correct
Improved trophy graphics and new world cup trophy
Changed interchange cut-scene

WOW that's way better than RL2 I thought their were only minor changes
 

2big2strong_old

Guest
Yeah I agree, I thought they were just putting a world cup sticker on RL2 and putting back out for sale.