As previously mentioned
, 505 Games and HB Studios have announced details of an exclusive partnership with the Rugby Football Union (RFU) for Rugby World Cup 2011
The game already holds a number of official Union licences, including countries such as England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Italy, France, South Africa, Argentina and Canada. All teams being in game with their official Rugby World Cup 2011 strips, emblems and many player likenesses. In addition, the agreements also contain exclusive licences to feature national stadiums such as Twickenham, Murrayfield, the Millennium Stadium and the redeveloped home of Irish Rugby in Dublin.
Rugby World Cup Limited Tournament Director Kit McConnell said:
The official video game is another fantastic way for fans to get involved with Rugby World Cup 2011 and support their national team. We are delighted to be working with HB Studios and 505 Games on what promises to be a truly authentic game. The Rugby World Cup 2011 official video game will capture the emotion, action, drama and excitement of the biggest sporting event of the year and will give fans the chance to play Rugby before, during and long after the Webb Ellis Cup has been won. It’s a unique chance for fans to control the action on the field and lead their team to Rugby World Cup glory.
In addition, two new screenshots have been released featuring the Canadian and Argentinian teams.Rugby World Cup 2011
is due for release on August 26th, 2011.