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Rugby 2012 Confirmed

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Hey Rugby fans – your 4 year wait is nearly over. HB Studios has confirmed that it’s developing what’ll be the very first rugby game to hit current HD systems. It’ll be the first Rugby game available since 2007’s release of Rugby 08.

HB Studios – responsible for a host of EA sports games over the last decade – are developing the title to be published by EA under the EA Sports banner next year. Details are scant at the moment – but at least punters can be safe in the knowledge that a videogame version of their favourite sport is on the way to the PS3 and Xbox 360.

I think a celebratory drink is in order.

As posted on the Rugby Forum, the game’s internet partner :

The Rugby Forum is delighted to announce in a world exclusive, along with our new partners HB Studios, that their brand new Rugby 2012 is official and is coming to the current generation of consoles in summer 2011.

After a wait since Rugby 2008 I am sure that the rugby gaming community will be celebrating this news massively and we are all working in the same direction – to make the best rugby game possible.

Details will be coming thick and fast in the coming weeks, and HB Studios want to keep you all in touch via a series of developmental blogs and podcasts, which will be commencing later in the development of the game.

For now, all you need to know is that the game IS happening and that TRF IS the best place to hear the latest news and talk about the latest views as we enter a new era with our friends at HB Studios right alongside us.

Be sure to keep an eye on the game’s currently threadbare official site for further developments.

Thanks to TrokZA for the tip

Last Updated: March 30, 2010


  1. Dawid

    March 30, 2010 at 13:36

    Hell yeah!


  2. WitWolfyZA

    March 30, 2010 at 13:54

    YAY! its about time too!!! here is hoping for nice polished graphics and smooth gameplay


  3. Bobby Kotick is in love with your wallet...mmm... sexual candy

    March 30, 2010 at 14:24

    Please let it be graphically on par (or even better) with the Madden and Fifa games, and truly capture the look and feel of the “one and true” beautiful game.


  4. WitWolfyZA

    March 30, 2010 at 15:54

    I agree, seeing how rugby 2004-2008 looked crap.. but being the best rugby games we ever recieved, next to Jonu Lomu …


  5. Birdman

    March 30, 2010 at 16:29

    It’s not Jonu Lomu, it’s JONA LAAAAAMUUUU!!!

    Big up for this new rugby game coming out!


  6. Bobby Kotick has a pink Nintendo DS

    March 30, 2010 at 18:19

    Jonah LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!! I’m actually getting excited about this game. :heart:


  7. Uberutang

    March 31, 2010 at 11:27

    Thankfully the world ends in 2012, hopefully before a rugby games soils the hd consoles.


    • krYtHan

      March 31, 2010 at 11:39

      Away with you and your hate of sports. Rugby rules!


      • Nick de Bruyne

        March 31, 2010 at 12:41

        I honestly think I would enjoy the game if they added a be-the-ref mode. I still don’t get Rugby, I have tried, so very hard.


        • uberutang

          March 31, 2010 at 13:01

          Or at least some sub machine guns and armour….


    • Gavin

      January 8, 2011 at 22:03

      if you knew half a thing about the date of 2012 in which the mayan calander ends then you would know its not right when we reach 2012.. its actually pretty much the end of 2012 near the beginning of 2013 sooo even if rugby were yhite then the game would still be out + it comes out in 2011 for 2012.. so to sum it all up – you’re a spastic πŸ™‚


  8. tommy

    June 11, 2010 at 19:41

    cant wait still play others on ps2 :angel:


  9. Vans

    July 20, 2010 at 09:21

    Im the happiest gamer ever!!!!!!!!

    The best news ive heard in 2010!!!

    cant wait


  10. bishonator

    July 27, 2010 at 00:41

    i think this is bull personally! as much as i would love for there to be a rugby game for next gen consoles, this is the only website that seems to think that one is definate!


  11. Kazza

    November 22, 2010 at 15:19

    wow i hope they add something similar to be a pro, as in the fifa games, but if they dont i dont care. I wonder who they will rank no.2 coz we all know who no.1 is..hahaha


  12. Avalanche

    November 25, 2010 at 05:50

    *sings* “Black White, all right, comon the bay!”…oh you mean the All Blacks…my bad πŸ˜› but i’ve always hoped that they would add more to the game like: more tournaments from around the world like th french, Japanese, irish/wales/scottish league, South African and New Zealand club/provincal championships as i think it would atract more sales in the different countries that have their local tournaments in the game!


  13. Emmet2009

    January 6, 2011 at 22:24

    This is going to be class ! can`t wait πŸ™‚ XD


  14. Toi

    January 13, 2011 at 15:22

    Better/Smoother Graphics would be a bonus , but the part that needs the most attention is player agility and the control of Forwards at ‘rucks’ . Players have been pretty much robotic when it came to that. Player skills can be improved ie side step , hand offs etc Nevertheless , cant wait !


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