Distinctive Launches Rugby Nations 2011

With the Rugby World Cup just two weeks away, Distinctive Developments, the studio behind the Rugby Nations rugby smartphone game series, has launched Rugby Nations 2011 for the iPhone and iPod touch.

The game offers detailed and in-depth rugby simulation, featuring motion-captured animations, new game modes, team management and more. It features a new gameplay system designed to deliver an immersive gaming experience with more fully playable elements. The restructured defensive gameplay includes everything from standing tackles and mauls to competitive rucks. It also includes  playable lineouts, long passes, grubber kicks and penalties.

The new team management feature allows users to strategize the game, with improved player stats and names. The game also features existing Rugby Nations fans as players within the game across the 20 teams.

The developer has also released a second rugby game for the iPhone and iPod touch, Rugby Kicks. This challenges users to improve their kicking skills, progressing from small local fields to international stadia.