505 Games and developer HB Studios today announced that fans eagerly awaiting the launch of the official Rugby World Cup 2011 video game will be able to get hands on with a demo from early August. Check out our preview
of the game.
The demo will feature England v South Africa with the match set in Auckland to give players a taste of the biggest Rugby event to take place in the last four years. In the full version of the game launching 26, August, players will be challenged to pick from the 20 participating teams and attempt to lead their team through the pool phase, and progress to the Final with the opportunity to lift the prestigious Webb Ellis Cup.
National rivalries, venues and player personalities are perfectly captured in game as participants will fight for the pride of their nation in either solo play or with up to three other players in local multiplayer matches. For the first time, HB Studios will also give players the chance to fight for the glory of their country online by challenging other players to one-on-one matches on Xbox LIVE or PSN.
The Rugby World Cup 2011 demo will be live on Xbox Live from the 2nd of August and PSN from the 3rd of August 2011.
The full game is coming to Xbox 360 and PS3 on the 26th of August.