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Rugby World Cup 2011

Platform(s): PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Genre: Sports
Publisher: 505 Games
Developer: HB Studios
Release Date: Aug. 26, 2011

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'Rugby World Cup 2011' (ALL) To Get Three Separate Commentary Teams

by Rainier on Aug. 1, 2011 @ 9:54 a.m. PDT

Rugby World Cup 2011 will challenge players to pick from the 20 Rugby World Cup 2011 participating countries, and attempt to lead their team through the pool phase progress to the Final and the opportunity to lift the prestigious Webb Ellis Cup.

Rugby World Cup 2011 will reflect in detail the incredible action and passion of Rugby’s showcase sporting event with the most accurate Rugby experience ever created.

Rugby World Cup 2011 represents the studio’s first Rugby game on this generation of consoles and takes full advantage of the available hardware to create a game that reflects the prestige of the world’s third-largest sports event.

Rugby World Cup 2011 will challenge players to pick from the 20 Rugby World Cup 2011 participating countries, and attempt to lead their team through the pool phase progress to the Final and the opportunity to lift the prestigious Webb Ellis Cup.

National rivalries, venues and player personalities are perfectly captured as participants will fight for the pride of their nation in either solo play or with up to three friends in local multiplayer matches. For the first time, HB Studios will 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 and PlayStation Network.

Rugby fans should prepare for a multilingual treat as Rugby World Cup 2011 will not only feature UK and French commentary teams, but also a team from the Southern hemisphere.

Naturally, Stuart Barnes and Miles Harrison head up the UK team. Well-known for their Sky Sports rugby commentary, they have been the voice of Sky’s Rugby coverage for the past two decades, covering all major Rugby matches and tournaments including previous Rugby World Cup matches. Barnes is a former English Rugby Union fly-half for Newport RFC, Bristol, Bath; and represented England and the British Lions at international level, while Harrison is the lead Rugby Union commentator for Sky Sports.  

Along with the HD broadcast quality gameplay – covering each pass, kick, tackle and try – Rugby World Cup 2011 will offer an unrivalled level of officialdom, capturing the game of Rugby like never before. Players wanting a bit of Gallic flair on the commentary wings can opt for the French partnership of Philippe Sella and Eric Bayle.

Sella, who once held the record for most international rugby union appearances, was inducted into the International Rugby Hall of Fame in 1999 and the IRB Hall of Fame in 2008. Bayle is lead Rugby Union commentator for Canal+.

Fitzpatrick, is considered one of the finest players ever to wear an All Blacks shirt and was captain of the New Zealand international side for five years (from ’92-’97). Rather appropriately, he was a prodigious product of the Auckland provincial side whose home stadium, Eden Park, will play host to the Tournament this year. Clark is FOX Sports’ host of ‘INSIDE RUGBY’ and is a well respected journalist with 27 years broadcasting experience. He is considered one of the best ‘callers’ in Australian sports television.


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