Rugby World Cup 2011 scrumming September 6

HB Studios dates upcoming tournament-themed game for next month on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

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The 2011 Rugby World Cup kicks off on September 9 in New Zealand, but gamers won't need to trek there to immerse themselves in the tournament. 505 Games today sent word that HB Studios' Rugby World Cup 2011 will arrive for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on September 6.

The game hits shelves three days before the tournament starts.

The game will retail for $50, and players eager to try the title can grab a demo on Xbox Live today. Rugby World Cup 2011 has players picking one of 20 national squads, advancing through the tournament in hopes of eventually winning the final and hoisting the coveted Webb Ellis trophy.

Rugby World Cup 2011 won't be the only rugby game to hit store shelves this year, though. Sidhe's Rugby Challenge will arrive on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC internationally this fall. A North American release has not been confirmed, but the developer did say "more information will be available soon."

For more on Rugby World Cup 2011, check out GameSpot's latest hands-on preview of the game.

Discussion

14 comments
benz1980i
benz1980i

Demo for anyone on PS3. I hate the side on camera- there is no way to change this in the demo. You can't see your whole team. I haven't been able to work out how to throw a cut out pass. You have to press R2 to sprint- I have made a break on several occasions only to accidently press X and kick the ball (no way to change the control layout in the demo)

bleedgreen2-1-5
bleedgreen2-1-5

yo man I'm pumped for this, I played Rugby in highschool, its a great sport if you can look passed the short shorts haha

ThePedoBear
ThePedoBear

That akward moment when you were waiting since Rugby 08, and you got.. Rugby 08. Seriously, the graphics and game engines are the exact replica of a game made 3-4 years ago.

XboxGuy1537
XboxGuy1537

I didn't know they make Rugby games....

nyran125
nyran125

its a tough one with this and rugby challenge is going to back to the fun Lomu type gameplay. Ill try both this and Rugby challenge and see how we go. What i love about rugby challenge though, is its got all the Grassroots rugby stuff too like the regional cup teams too not just international. Rugby Challenge even got the ranfurly shield and the ITM cup, which is New Zealands own regional tournament trophy.

antwon_mitchell
antwon_mitchell

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Uberfinn
Uberfinn

I like the game, but I wish they would get a bit away from the Fifa play style and more towards the Football style. At least, add some dynamic-ness to the tackling or breaking tackles. Right now it feels like you just run into people, get knocked down, get up, run....it kinda gets stale. People snap into animations a lot too...hopefully this is just a demo problem. Anyway, really fun game - nice to see a new idea.

N0BLE_HERO
N0BLE_HERO

This game is gunna be wicked so glad they made another rugby game,, been along drought. being a rugby player myself i have the upmost passion for this sport.

Benn0404
Benn0404

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Stonecutters908
Stonecutters908

Rugby could be a really fun sport to play on videogames if they did it properly. Unfortunately they never do. I will download this demo sometime though and give it a chance.