SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (“Mad Catz”) (AMEX/TSX: MCZ) announced today that it will publish and distribute Jonah Lomu Rugby Challenge throughout North America for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, currently anticipated to begin shipping in September 2011.
“We are very excited to bring this popular rugby franchise to North America,” said Darren Richardson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. “We are committed to building our software publishing and distribution business and strongly believe that this world class sporting title will be met with a warm reception by passionate gamers across the country.”
Developed by leading New Zealand game studio Sidhe®, Jonah Lomu Rugby Challenge features 93 teams and 31 stadia including official team and competition licenses for the All Blacks, the Qantas Wallabies, the USA Eagles, Tri Nations, Bledisloe Cup, Super Rugby teams, Aviva Premiership Rugby, TOP 14 Orange, RaboDirect PRO12, ITM Cup, and Ranfurly Shield. Featuring a wealth of single player modes and online play via the Xbox LIVE® online entertainment network, Jonah Lomu Rugby Challenge offers gamers an unrivalled Xbox 360 rugby experience.
Jonah Lomu Rugby Challenge will be available for purchase at leading video game retailers and via the Mad Catz online store: www.gamesharkstore.com. This game is rated “E” for everyone by the ESRB.