Rugby fans can look forward to tackling some more virtual oval-ball action later this year, as Bigben and Eko Software have announced Rugby 18, which will release in October on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
The rugby union game, which Eko Software is said to have been working for more than two years, will feature the English Premiership Rugby and French Top 14 teams, players, and leagues, as well as many other “prestigious” licenses yet to be announced.
“Rugby 18 simulates all the depth and breadth of rugby with tactical choices, different game phases and ability to learn and refine many technical skills,” says the press release. “Discipline must be air tight to control each moment of play, and whether or not to make a decisive breakthrough or a defensive stand; each situation will offer players a wide variety of outcomes.”
Benjamin Lalisse, Managing Director: “As a huge sports fan, being able to work on Rugby 18 is terrific. The team is working hard to reproduce everything that makes rugby unique as faithfully as possible. I hope sport fans will fully experience the intensity of the big matches and enjoy running their team.”
More than 2,000 rugby players from the 2017-2018 season will be represented in each of the game’s modes, including a management mode in which each player can build and develop his own team.
Alongside the announcement were 3 screenshots for the game, which you can see below:
In other recent rugby video game news, Rugby League Live 4 was recently announced, bringing another entry into the well-received Rugby League Live franchise.