Rugby 22: New sim out NOW with all new features & improved AI behaviour

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The wait is finally over - Rugby 22 is here!

There's plenty to get stuck into including loads of new features, improved AI behaviour and a new controls system.

So, find out everything you need to know about the new release right here.

Latest - Rugby 22 out now

Eko Software's Rugby 22 has officially launched.

Before you decide to purchase the game or now, check out our honest Rugby 22 review to find out what the game is all about.

The new rugby sim has been made available on both previous and Next-Gen consoles, as well as PC. Purchase the game from Amazon here.


Nacon released the official Gameplay Trailer for Rugby 22.

Gameplay Trailer

Watch the new trailer below:

The Gameplay Trailer shows off the improved AI behaviour which means players will position themselves and react in a more realistic way, while your opponents will make better choices on and off the ball.

The trailer also showcases the new in-game controls which have been redesigned for a more responsive and intuitive game experience.

A new difficulty mode has also been added to the game. This offers the highest-skilled players a tougher opposition and a more difficult challenge once they have mastered the game.

Reveal Trailer

Nacon released the official Rugby 22 Reveal Trailer way back in July and it got fans VERY excited, to say the least!

Watch the trailer below:

This trailer didn't give too much away but it gave us a taste of the action and the next level graphics that will bring the game to life.

What to expect from Rugby 22

Plenty of changes will be coming for Rugby 22 since the two previous Rugby titles, Rugby 18 and 20, were released.

According to the developer, Rugby 22 boasts a “more realistic AI, an improved difficulty curve that adapts to a player's skill level, more lifelike star-player faces and more."

Of course, Next Generation consoles will improve the graphics and the player faces significantly too.

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Benoît Clerc, Head of Publishing at Nacon, shared the company’s mission statement for the title in a press release:

“We want to offer rugby fans the most authentic and complete experience possible, with updated gameplay that has incorporated many improvements based on player feedback on the previous titles and by including official teams and competitions never seen before in a rugby simulation.”


You can expect all of the top leagues and official clubs to feature in Rugby 22.

The presence of the Top 14, the Pro D2 and the United Rugby Championship is also confirmed.

We also have official confirmation that the New Zealand rugby team, more commonly known as the All Blacks, will feature in Rugby 22!

Fans of the upcoming release will be absolutely delighted to hear this news as I think we can all agree that rugby would simply not be the same without the All Blacks.

The other major national teams like France, Italy, Ireland, and Japan will all be included too, whilst gamers will get the chance to go head-to-head with their favourite teams against their friends in multiplayer.

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