SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (“Mad Catz”) (AMEX/TSX: MCZ) announced today the shipping of Jonah Lomu Rugby Challenge throughout North America for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft.
“We are excited to be shipping Jonah Lomu Rugby Challenge. The game is receiving positive reviews and there is a lot of excitement within the rugby community,” said Darren Richardson, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. “The release of Jonah Lomu Rugby Challenge is part of our long term growth strategy and demonstrates our commitment to building the software publishing component of our business.”
Developed by leading New Zealand game studio Sidhe®, Jonah Lomu Rugby Challenge features 93 teams and 31 stadia including the exclusive license for the All Blacks and the Qantas Wallabies teams. Featuring intense single player and multiplayer modes, Jonah Lomu Rugby Challenge offers gamers an unrivalled Xbox 360 rugby experience. This game is rated “E” for everyone by the ESRB.
More information about the game can be found at the official website: www.rugbychallengegame.com.
About Mad Catz
Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (AMEX/TSX: MCZ) is a global provider of innovative interactive entertainment products marketed primarily under its Mad Catz® (casual gaming), Cyborg™ (pro gaming), Tritton® (gaming audio), Saitek® (simulation), and Eclipse™ (home and office) brands. Mad Catz also develops flight simulation software through its internal ThunderHawk Studios™; operates flight simulation centers under its Saitek brand; operates a videogame content website under its GameShark® brand; publishes games under its Mad Catz brand; and distributes games and videogame products for third parties. Mad Catz distributes its products through most leading retailers offering interactive entertainment products and has offices in North America, Europe and Asia. For additional information please go to www.madcatz.com.
Founded in 1997, Sidhe is an award-winning developer of console, handheld and PC games. The largest game production studio in New Zealand, Sidhe has a proven track record of creating high-quality, mass-market, licensed and original titles for a worldwide audience. The studio has produced more than 20 high-profile titles including the award winning original titles GripShift® and Shatter®, Speed Racer The Videogame, as well as multiple games based on the NRL Rugby League franchise. Sidhe also creates and publishes Smartphone and tablet content under their PikPok label. For more information on Sidhe, please visit: www.sidhe.co.nz
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