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Rugby Makes Its Video Game Return

505 Games today announced the return of rugby video games to the United States in the form of Rugby World Cup 2011. Gamers can take their pick of 20 teams, guiding them through the pool phase and onto the Final. Players also get the chance to fight for the glory of their chosen nation online, challenging other players to one-on-one matches on Xbox Live and PSN. The game is available for $50 exclusively on PSN for PS3 and at retail for Xbox 360.

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“This is a great opportunity for 505 Games in North America and brings rugby videogames to the widest possible audience,” said Ian Howe, US President of 505 Games. “We truly feel that the game captures the spirit and emotion of Rugby World Cup, as well as delivering fast, fluid and authentic gameplay that will keep players hooked.”