505 Games have announced that they will be publishing the official licensed game for this years Rugby World Cup tournament in New Zealand.
Developed by HB Studios, Rugby World Cup 2011, will be available on the 26th August 2011 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The game promises accurate recreation of players, countries and stadia and multiplayer over Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network.
"Developing RUGBY WORLD CUP 2011 for Xbox 360 and PS3 has given us the opportunity to create the definitive representation of a sport we all have such a passion for," said Alastair Jarvis, General Manager at HB Studios. "The attention to detail in both the visual quality of the game and the representation of the gameplay is second to none. It captures the thrills and excitement of Rugby World Cup in a way we simply have not been able to achieve before. Online play, especially, adds an entirely new dimension to the game, boosting national pride as players challenge competitors from across the globe to their own international matches."
"It's a huge coup for 505 Games to be working with HB Studios on this opportunity and we could not be any more excited about this title. Rugby World Cup is one of the top sporting events on the planet and HB Studios have proven time and time again that they are experts in developing sports games that deliver on every level," said Ian Howe, Managing Director, 505 games. "We're thrilled to be part of this huge spectacle and to be publishing one of the most visible games of the year."