Available in October 2003, "Rugby League" has been in the making for over 12 months and has seen the NRL and program developers Sidhe Interactive inundated with requests and suggestions from fans, right down to the best name for the game.
"The demand for a Rugby League video game has been overwhelming and it was important therefore that the end result combined the latest technology and a genuine feel for the game" says David Robles Business Development Manager of HES.
New Zealand distributors of the title, GameWizz Interactive, have also secured the endorsement of Kiwi league superstar, Stacey Jones. While the game will be known in other territories as "Rugby League", in New Zealand the title will be distributed as "Stacey Jones Rugby League".
Mr Jones has commented, "I'm extremely excited to be a part of this project. Its great to see a videogame which captures the true feel of rugby league and allows fans to get involved at a whole new level."