Rugby World Cup 2011 game officially announced!

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It’s been over a year since we last heard anything about the Rugby game coming out of HB studios. It was – at the time – supposed to be EA Rugby 2012, but it looks like that’s changed. It now has a new name, a new publisher, and concrete confirmation of its existence!

505 games will now be publishing the official Rugby World Cup 2011 game on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 this August, just head of the actual tournament; excellent news for fans of games and one of the country’s most popular sports.  It’ll be the first proper Rugby game available since 2007’s release of Rugby 08.

Here’s what 505’s managing director Ian Howe had to say : “It’s a huge coup for us 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.

“We’re thrilled to be part of this huge spectacle and to be publishing one of the most visible games of the year.”

Keep your eye on RWC 2011 for more information.

Source : MCV

[Thanks to Dawid for the tip]

Last Updated: April 5, 2011

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