Description: Take the helm of official teams and clubs from the most prestigious leagues: the Aviva Premiership Rugby, the PRO 12 and, in a world exclusive, the TOP 14 and PRO D2! In addition to being able to play friendly matches either solo or with other players, rugby fans will also be able to take part in the official championships of 4 major European leagues: TOP 14, Aviva Premiership Rugby, PRO 12 and PRO D2. All of the teams and rules for each of these championships are faithfully respected, and players will have to battle in order to raise the Brennus Shield or to become champions of England. For this first in the series, Rugby 15 also includes 20 of the major national teams and 15 southern hemisphere teams, although without the official licences. There is an editor mode as well, so the most dedicated fans can find the most famous names in these teams. Finally, ‘Custom tournament’ mode lets players create their own competitions by setting the rules (number of participants, type of competition, playoff, knock-out…) and giving you the chance to mix and match all of the teams in the game. Give full rein to your imagination and create the league of your dreams!
An experienced studio…
Developed by HB Studios, based in Canada, RUGBY 15 benefits from the considerable experience of a team that loves sport and video games.
HB Studios was behind Rugby 08 and Rugby World Cup 2011, and for a long time has been working with EA Sports on the development of the sport simulation games Madden NFL, FIFA (in particular the ‘Ultimate Team’ mode), NHL, Tiger Woods…
A dynamic game
You can select the weather for your matches (rain, sunshine…) as well as the time of day, or leave it up to chance with random weather.
You can also decide the wind speed, but mind your conversions! It’s not just the gameplay that will be affected by your choice of weather conditions, but also the entire environment, with pitch and equipment deterioration. But rest assured, you won’t need to clean out the locker rooms after the match…
Engage in a real struggle against the emergent Artificial Intelligence, which dynamically adapts to your style of play and to situations, and do the same using controls that let you change defence or attack on the go.
Play with the most famous teams
RUGBY 15 lets you play with the teams from the biggest leagues, and is the only game with the PRO D2 and TOP 14. Other prestigious leagues are also included, such as the Aviva Premiership Rugby and the PRO 12 (formerly the Celtic League).
See how you fare playing against the computer or against your friends in ‘Friendly Match’ mode. Set off in the race for the Brennus shield, or the PRO D2, PRO 12 and AVIVA PREMIERSHIP RUGBY titles in ‘Season’ mode. Create and win your own competition in ‘Custom Cup‘ mode. Take on the Old World rugby elite in ‘European Trophy‘ and ‘6 Countries‘ modes. Finally, earn a place among the best players in the Southern Hemisphere in ‘Southern 15‘ and ‘4 Nations‘ modes.
Realistic movements and animations
Motion Capture with real rugby players has been used to ensure RUGBY 15 has ultra-realistic animations and a variety of moves never before seen in a rugby game. All rugby moves have received special attention for a deep and accurate game experience.
Hand-offs, spins, tackles, lineouts, scrums, conversions, rucks, mauls… For the first time in a rugby game, make all the moves such as up & unders and pop passes!
Player characteristics that come as close as possible to reality
The databases, provided by OPTA, the world leader in sport statistics, mean each player in the game has precise, realistic and updated characteristics and skills.
The choice of an acknowledged database used by the major players in the world of sport provides the players with everything needed to make RUGBY 15 the leading rugby simulation.
Publisher: Big Ben Interactive
Developer: HB Studios