Rugby Nations 13 kicks off today exclusively for iOS

The biggest rugby game for smart phones and tablets is back and aims to grow its existing 2.5m fans with new features including professional commentary and improved rugby simulation

London, Thursday, 16 th May 2012: Distinctive Games launches the fourth instalment of the biggest rugby title for the smart phone and tablet, Rugby Nations 13. The series has gone from strength-to-strength since its creation in 2009, new features include: Commentary from Sky Sports’ Bill Leslie, improved visuals and animations with guidance from ex-professional rugby player James Waterhouse and increased accuracy and realism of the rugby simulation, directly requested by players of previous games in the franchise.

The Distinctive Games team have a huge amount of experience in creating sports games, having previously worked with the biggest sports IPs in gaming and now with over 30 million people playing their sports titles. The franchise has achieved over 2.5m downloads, is the #1 rugby game for smartphones/tablets and has featured in the top 10 sports games on Appstores, with Rugby Nations 2011 reaching #1 within two days of release.

Nick Dent, Creative Director, Distinctive Games, said: “We’re all huge fans of sports and sporting games at Distinctive Games, so it’s great to bring the latest version of Rugby Nations to our enthusiastic and passionate fan base. We’ve taken a lot of time to look over reviews of the previous titles by the players and improve aspects of the game they have specified. We’ve also been continuing to work with ex-professional rugby player James Waterhouse to improve the realism of the game. With professional commentary by Bill Leslie this is the biggest and best Rugby Nations to date.”

Distinctive Games recently won the Windows 8 “Power Up” gaming App competition. To find out more visit the Distinctive Games website at www.distinctivegames.com. Review copies of Rugby Nations 13 and interviews are available upon request.

Rugby Nations 13

Distinctive Games

Distinctive Games is an independent studio founded in 1994 as a console developer working on PlayStation One and Nintendo 64. Since 2001 its attention has solely been on mobile platforms working with the biggest publishers and brands in the industry from the FIFA franchise to Tomb Raider.

Alongside working with publishing and marketing partners, Distinctive Games has been building up its own portfolio of titles. As a team of passionate sports fans, they have focused on transforming niche sports into high quality gaming experiences for mobile and tablet devices. The team feel that sports are a staple social connector all around the world yet they are often underrepresented in the mobile gaming space. Its primary goal has been to fill that gap with its own IP range of top-end 3D and highly entertaining games that both hard-core and casual fans can enjoy.

With 30 million players and an award-winning roster of titles, including Downhill Xtreme, Football Kicks, Hockey Nations and Rugby Nations franchises, Distinctive games is proud to continue making great games and delight the incredibly supportive sports fan communities with exciting new titles in 2013.

Rugby Nations 13

Rugby Nations is one of Distinctive Games major franchises, to date it has released four games in the series that have been played by over 2.5m players. Rugby Nations 13 will the 5th in the series and will be released accompanied by Rugby Kicks 2, a free rugby flicking game which will be available a few weeks after Rugby Nations 13 is released.

The Rugby Nations series was launched in 2009 and new versions of the game have been released every year since. Previous Rugby Nations have been released on on iOS, Mac, Android, Bada and Palm, Rugby Nations 13 will be launched exclusively on iOS with plans for release on additional formats later in the year.

Rugby Nations has achieved tremendous results since its original release in 2009. Sales have increased ten-fold from the first version to the 2011 release of the game. The franchise has achieved over 2.5m downloads, is the #1 rugby game for smartphones and has featured in the top 10 sports games on Appstores, with Rugby Nations 2011 reaching #1 within two days of release. The Rugby Nations franchise has achieved a constant average rating of 4.5, also benefitting from features and promotions by; Apple, Samsung and the global rugby community. Top Ten Countries downloading Rugby Nations: UK, Australia, France, US, New Zealand, Japan, Ireland, Italy, Canada and Germany

Rugby Nations 13 is now available exclusively for iOS

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