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NACON and Eko Software are pleased to unveil the launch trailer for Rugby 22, the new opus of the reference franchise of ovalie, to celebrate its release today on PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC (Steam). All the ingredients that make up the identity of the sport are brought together for a total immersion of the oval ball fans!

Find Rugby 22 on Steam

New major national teams are entering the RUGBY license for the first time, including the Wallabies, the official Australian team, and the New Zealand All Blacks, famous both for their competitive record and for the aura that accompanies them! The latter, in addition to the French team, has been selected by the studio for the first step towards photogrammetry technology, allowing the players’ faces to be represented as faithfully as possible in the game.

A true simulation, Rugby 22 offers players all the elements that make up modern rugby: recognized official teams, tactical changes before and during the match, pod play options, post-contact passing, and combinations. All rugby fans will find the fundamentals of the sport in the game.

Good news for PlayStation and Xbox players: to ease the transition to the next generation consoles, a special offer has been put in place. Until April 28, 2022, purchasing and activating the PS4 version of the game will also unlock the PS5 version for free. The same goes for the Xbox One version if you get it on the Microsoft Store, which will unlock the Xbox Series X|S version for free.

Reminder of RUGBY 22 features:

  • Play with your favorite team – Rugby 22 features the vast majority of the major national teams, with their players and official jerseys: New Zealand, Australia, France, Fiji, Ireland, Italy, Scotland, Wales, Japan and Georgia.
  • Take the field, alone or with others – Play alone or in multiplayer, locally and online, through different modes to play with friends or let matchmaking find you an opponent!
  • Discover Career Mode – Create your own club in Career Mode, climb the ranks, build your dream team and compete with the best teams in the world!
  • Play like the pros – Enjoy an increasingly realistic rugby simulation with real tactical depth. Play as a pod, set your wing positions, define your defense, and make clever combinations to get the better of your opponent.
  • Authentic experience – Rugby 22 offers a real rugby experience with photogrammetry to represent the star players and animations that are as close as possible to the real players’ movements thanks to motion capture technology, all in the rugby style for an intense experience.
  • Practice – With new in-game tutorials, learn the basics of the sport and practice to become the best player!

Rugby 22 is now available on PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC.

About NACON

NACON is a company of the BIGBEN Group founded in 2019 to optimize its know-how through strong synergies in the video game market. By bringing together its 14 development studios, the publishing of AA video games, the design and distribution of premium gaming devices, NACON focuses 20 years of expertise on the service of players. This new unified business unit strengthens NACON’s position in the market and enables it to innovate by creating new unique competitive advantages.

About Eko Software

Established in 1999, Eko Software is an independent game developer and publisher based in Paris, France. Eko Software develops games for all major gaming platforms (consoles, PC, Smart TVs). Focused primarily on the development and content creation, the company develops games for top publishers and creates new IPs that are published in partnership with worldwide publishers or self-published through digital distribution channels. IPs created by Eko include Aqua Panic!Wanted Corp.SPRay, and How to Survive

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