London, 7th July 2014 - 505 Games, a global publisher of video games, today announced Pro Rugby Manager 2015 for PC and iOS tablet devices, the first game in 10 years to cater for rugby fans who want to experience what it’s like to manage their own rugby union side.
Pro Rugby Manager 2015 puts rugby fans in the shoes of a manager of their favourite rugby union teams. They must guarantee sporting success on the field and financial success off it, to secure the job for another season or to be recruited by a bigger club.
With a state-of-the-art sports management engine developed and iterated upon over many years, and a match-play feature for would-be managers to take active control of your team during games, Pro Rugby Manager 2015 covers all aspects of the challenges of a real rugby union manager.
Developed under license from the biggest rugby union leagues in the world (Aviva Premiership Rugby), PRO12 (Wales, Scotland, Ireland and Italy) and Ligue Nationale de Rugby (France), Pro Rugby Manager 2015 will give players the opportunity to manage any of the 54 official teams from these leagues.
Pro Rugby Manager 2015 is being developed by Cyanide Studio, who count among their credits the last rugby management games to be released, Pro Rugby Manager (2004) and Pro Rugby Manager 2005, as well as various other sports management titles including the hugely successful Pro Cycling Manager series.
Pro Rugby Manager 2015 will be released for PC and tablet in September 2014.
About 505 Games
505 Games is a global video game publisher focused on offering a broad selection of titles for players of all ages and levels. The company publishes games on leading console and handheld platforms as well as for mobile devices and social networks. Product highlights include, Sniper Elite V2, PAYDAY 2, Brothers – A Tale of Two Sons, Terraria, How To Survive, Tiny Brains, and the upcoming Sniper Elite 3 and Defense Grid 2.
505 Games has offices in Los Angeles, Milton Keynes, UK, Lyon, Munich, Milan and Madrid and a network of distribution partners worldwide. For more information on 505 Games and its products please visit www.505games.com.
Cyanide is an independent and privately held video game studio. Based in Paris, it was created in 2000 and has risen to become one of the most productive game development studios in France.
The studio is best known for its sport simulation games like the popular Pro Cycling Manager series. Cyanide also boasts games drawn from a wide variety of universes including Blood Bowl (sport/fantasy/RTS, 2009/2010/2012) the adaptation of the famous Games Workshop’s board game, Game of Thrones (Action/RPG, 2012) and Of Orcs and Men (Action/RPG, 2012, in collaboration with Spiders).
About Aviva Premiership Rugby
Aviva Premiership Rugby is the top flight of club rugby in England. Consisting of 12 clubs from Newcastle Falcons in the north-east to Exeter Chiefs in the south-west it covers the whole of England. In the 2013-14 season Aviva Premiership Rugby recorded a 3.1 per cent rise in attendances while 7.88 million people watched the league on BT Sport.
The PRO12 is the premier professional club competition in Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales played under the jurisdiction of Celtic Rugby. There are four clubs from Ireland (Leinster, Munster, Ulster & Connacht) and Wales (Cardiff Blues, Newport Gwent Dragons, the Ospreys & the Scarlets) and two clubs each from Italy (Benetton Treviso & Zebre) and Scotland (Edinburgh & Glasgow Warriors). The tournament is played in two stages, the League stage of 22 matches (11 home and away) and the Knock Out stage between the top 4 teams placed in the league of 2 Play-Offs and a Final.
About Ligue Nationale de Rugby
The Ligue Nationale de Rugby (LNR)’s mission is to manage the professional sector rugby composed of two divisions: the TOP 14 and PRO D2, by delegation of the French Rugby Federation. LNR is an instance of organization, control, development, management, promotion of professional rugby, and help and advice to clubs. TOP 14 includes 14 clubs of elite rugby and PRO D2, which is the second professional division, 16 clubs. The Champion of France for each division is crowned after a Final taking place on neutral ground. The PRO D2 Final has been played on Sunday May 25th 2014 at Stade Chaban-Delmas (Bordeaux) and the TOP 14 Final on Saturday May 31st 2014 at the Stade de France (Saint-Denis).