Rugby being the fairly complex and layered game that it is has been something of a tricky and inconsistent subject for game developers. HB Games knows more about it than most, having been responsible for bringing EA Sports' respectable title Rugby 2007 to shelves. Wit h he World Cup looming later this year, it seems rugby is back on the menu, and coming to an HD home console near you sometime soon.
HB boss Alastair Jarvis stated that there's to be online and local multiplayer, allowing fans the world over to get stuck into the action and boost national pride.
'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 HB Jarvis.
'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.'
There'll be 20international teams to choose from and the game is set to be released on PS3 and X360 on August 26th. [EG]