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NACON and Eko software are pleased to unveil the launch trailer for Rugby 22, the new installment in Ovalie’s benchmark franchise, to celebrate its release today on PlayStation5, PlayStation4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and PC (Steam). All the ingredients that make the identity of the sport come together for a total immersion of oval ball fans!

New major national teams enter the RUGBY license for the first time, including the Wallabies, the official team of Australia, and the All Blacks of New Zealand, famous both for their record in competition and for the aura that accompanies them! The latter, in addition to the France team, have been selected by the studio for a first step towards photogrammetry technology, making it possible to represent the faces of the players in the game as faithfully as possible.

A real simulation, Rugby 22 offers players all the elements that make up modern rugby: recognized official teams, tactical changes before and during the match, pod game options, passes and combinations after contact. 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 next-gen consoles, a special offer has been put in place. Up to 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 presents the vast majority of the major national teams, with their players and their 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, across different modes to play with friends or let matchmaking find you an opponent!

Discover Career Mode – Create your own club in Career Mode, rise through the ranks, build your dream team and compete against the best teams in the world!

Play Like the Pros – Enjoy increasingly realistic rugby simulation with real tactical depth. Play in a group, define the position of your wings, define your defense and make clever combinations to get the upper hand on your opponent.

Authentic experience – Rugby 22 offers a real rugby experience with photogrammetry to represent star players and animations closer to the movements of real players thanks to motion capture technology, all in 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 PlayStation5, PlayStation4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and PC.

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NACON is a company of BIGBEN Group founded in 2019 to optimize its know-how thanks to 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 concentrates 20 years of expertise at the service of actors. This new unified business unit strengthens NACON position in the market and enables it to innovate by creating new unique competitive advantages.

On 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 TV). Focused primarily on content development and creation, the company develops games for top publishers and creates new IPs that are released in partnership with publishers around the world or self-published through digital distribution channels. IPs created by Eko include Aqua Panic!, Company wanted., SPRay and How to Survive. For more information on Eko software and its products, please visit