World Championship Rugby announced

Swordfish Studios is currently working on a PlayStation 2, Xbox, and PC rugby game for Acclaim.


Acclaim Entertainment International has today announced that it will release World Championship Rugby for the PlayStation 2, Xbox, and PC in Europe next year. The arcade-style sports game is currently in development at UK-based Swordfish Studios by a team whose previous credits include Jonah Lomu Rugby.

"World Championship Rugby will set the new benchmark for rugby games," said Larry Sparks, vice president of marketing at Acclaim International. "The same highly talented development team, still together under Swordfish Studios, was responsible for creating one of the greatest rugby games of all time. Since that original game the studio has received countless requests from gamers wanting a follow-up. I'm quite sure that fans of the original will be delighted to hear that the team is now committed to delivering the most compelling, hard-hitting, highly playable rugby game for next-generation systems and PC. It will be a game that really delivers what they want--a game that's so real it hurts!"

"It's great to be working with a publisher that genuinely shares our passion for the game, and we are really looking forward to working with them," added Trevor Williams, managing director of Swordfish Studios. "We really enjoyed developing the original Jonah Lomu game; but with our cutting-edge technology, designing a rugby game for next-generation consoles is even more exciting. We are totally focused on ensuring World Championship Rugby delivers on our promise to give gamers and fans the best rugby game yet."

World Championship Rugby is currently scheduled for release in Europe in March 2004. We'll bring you more information on the game as soon as it becomes available.

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