Maximum Games Announces RUGBY 15 Release

Walnut Creek, California (EastBayDaily) — Next month America will experience all the raw excitement of the country’s fastest growing sport, with the arrival of RUGBY 15, announced Maximum Games today. The first next-gen rugby game to hit the market, RUGBY 15 arrives February 24th on PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, as well as PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, giving sports enthusiasts a chance to get on the field with official teams in the most revered leagues in the world.

Developed by HB Studios – creators of the successful Madden, FIFA, Tiger Woods PGA Tour, and Rugby World Cup franchises, RUGBY 15 offers players of all levels a chance to jump in to the rambunctious, highly exhilarating action whether they have experience with the sport or not. The game provides three difficulty levels, so novices can start in the Easy mode to learn the controls and moves, while hardcore rugby fans may want to dive into the more difficult modes to enjoy all the fierce rivalry of the sport.

“This is a great introduction for anyone that wants to try playing a rugby video game,” said Luke Shelnutt, Senior Producer at Maximum Games. “The controls have been simplified for newcomers to the sport, but for advanced ruggers, the game becomes more technical and challenging as you progress.”

A screen-by-screen tutorial kicks off the competition, which includes playing with four major licensed European leagues (TOP 14, Aviva Premiership Rugby, PRO 12 and PRO D2), professional sportscasting, variable weather conditions and customizable teams.

“RUGBY 15 is a realistic representation of the sport that has a massive worldwide following, and in just a few weeks, gamers will understand exactly why rugby is taking off in the U.S., as well,” said Len Ciciretto, President at Maximum Games.

Players will have the option to choose up to three local opponents to go up against, as well as create a 'Custom Tournament' by devising their own set of rules (number of participants, type of competition, etc.), and matching up custom teams to create the league of their dreams.

RUGBY 15 is available February 24th, 2015 for PlayStation®4, PlayStation®3, and Xbox One. For more information about RUGBY 15 or Maximum Games, please visit

About Maximum Games Maximum Games is committed to providing quality entertainment for the gamer in everyone. Our mission is to give all people, regardless of age or interest, a solid gaming experience. We deliver premier, cross-generational console and digital titles around the world, pushing our creative limits to foster innovation in video game entertainment. For more information, please visit

About HB Studios Founded in 2000 and headquartered in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada, HB Studios is an electronic entertainment software company that specializes in creating console, mobile, handheld and PC games. To date, HB has shipped 45 titles, selling over 23 million units, and contributed to 19 others. More information about HB Studios and its products can be found on the company's website,

About the Ligue Nationale de Rugby The Ligue Nationale de Rugby (LNR) organizes, inspects, develops, manages and promotes French professional rugby, and provides assistance and advice to its 30 clubs. The TOP 14 is comprised of the 14 best rugby clubs and the PRO D2, which is the second professional division, with16 clubs. The TOP 14 champion is decided in a final playoff match that takes place at the Stade de France (90,0000 seats), near Paris, and is awarded the famous Bouclier de Brennus.

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Joscelyn Willett