Following on from the announcement of the forthcoming release of Rugby World Cup 2011 on 26th August, and the exclusive partnership with the RFU, international publisher 505 Games and developer HB studios have announced that South Africa and France have now signed similar licensing agreements.
The official licensing agreement grants the exclusive use of the Rugby World Cup 2011 team strip, emblem, players’ likenesses and stadiums within the game. With further licensing deals to be announced in due course, it is anticipated that Rugby World Cup 2011 will be a very authentic rugby gaming experience.
“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.”
Fellow rugby blogger Rugby Spectator got to try out the game last week and read his review here. It was thumbs up with an 8/10 rating.
Further information on the game can be found at www.rwc2011game.com and at the official facebook page www.facebook.com/rugbyworldcup2011game