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Rugby World Cup 2011 demo now on Xbox Live, tomorrow on Euro PSN


Don't be down in the dumps, everyone. There is reason to rejoice, as your appetite for high-octane rugby competition can now be sated through your favorite video game system! Xbox 360 users worldwide can download the demo right now, and it'll be available on PS3 tomorrow in PAL territories.

The demo features a playable match between England and South Africa. Remember, the actual, very physical Rugby World Cup 2011 is set to kick off on September 9 in New Zealand. It's the video game that's launching in Europe on August 26 for the PS3 and Xbox 360.

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2 August 2011
(Milton Keynes, UK) – 02, August 2011 – Global video game publisher, 505 Games and developer HB Studios today announced that fans eagerly awaiting the launch of the Official Rugby World Cup 2011 videogame will be able to get hands on with a demo today on Xbox and tomorrow on PSN.

The demo features England v South Africa with the match set in Auckland to give players a taste of the biggest sporting event to take place this year. The demo is meant for players of all abilities and will give everyone a taste of the Official videogame of Rugby World Cup 2011.

In the full version of the game launching 26, August 2011, players will be able to customise the difficulty setting as they are 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® online entertainment network and PlayStation®Network.

The Rugby World Cup 2011 demo will be live on Xbox LIVE® online entertainment network globally from 02, August 2011 and PlayStation®Network from 03, August 2011 in PAL territories.

About HB Studios
HB Studios is the largest video game developer in Atlantic Canada. Founded in July 2000, HB has shipped 32 titles with over 200 SKUs across Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, PlayStation®Portable, Windows PC and PlayStation®2 selling more than 17.5 million units. For more information, please visit

About 505 Games
505 Games is a global publisher of video games, publishing games for all ages across multiple platforms including, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Sony PlayStation® 3, Nintendo Wii™ and DS, Windows PC, Facebook, iPhone®, Xbox LIVE® online entertainment network, and PlayStation®Network.

505 Games has offices in key territories around the world to publish and distribute its library of successful titles which include ArmA II, IL2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey, the Cooking Mama World series, Naughty Bear, Backbreaker and Zumba Fitness.

505 Games is headquartered in Milton Keynes – UK, with international offices in Lyon (France), Munich (Germany), Milan (Italy), Madrid (Spain) and Los Angeles (U.S.A). A further network of key distribution partners based in Nordic territories and Australia enable global distribution of 505's titles.

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About Rugby World Cup 2011
Rugby World Cup is the crown jewel of the sport and a prominent global property – with television coverage of Rugby World Cup 2007 spanning more than 200 territories, reaching a cumulative audience of 4 billion viewers. Rugby World Cup 2011 is being held in New Zealand for the first time since the inaugural event in 1987. Teams representing 20 nations will compete in 48 matches across 12 Host Cities between 9 September and 23 October 2011.

Xbox, Xbox 360, and Xbox LIVE are either registered trademarks or trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies. TM © Rugby World Cup Limited 2008.

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