505 Games have announced Ashes Cricket 2013 which will be released for consoles and PC in Summer, 2013.
The launch coincides with the unique double header Ashes Series that takes place in England and then a few months later in Australia and also promises the most authentic cricket experience to date and boasts exclusive licenses from both The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and Cricket Australia (CA).
Luke Bould, Head of Commercial Marketing – Cricket Australia stated:
“The launch of the new Ashes Cricket 2013 is an important step in bringing fans closer to the game than ever before. Gaming is an important part of cricket’s entertainment offering and plays a role in achieving our objective to be Australia’s favourite sport. 2013 is a huge cricket year, with back to back Ashes series, and we look forward to seeing the tradition and excitement of the Ashes brought to life through Ashes Cricket 2013”
It will be the ultimate companion to the live action across the year. Game modes will reflect all of the nuances across the International game across its many formats whilst capturing the passion and excitement of live games. National rivalries, venues and player personalities are all perfectly captured in the most advanced simulation of cricket yet, as participants fight for the pride of their nation in either solo play or up to four playesrs in local multiplayer matches or take on the world online.
Ralph Pitt-Stanley, General Manager for UK & Export at 505 Games also stated;
“2013 is another big year for International Cricket and it doesn’t get much bigger than the Ashes Series. The oldest rivalry in the sport recommences on 10thJuly 2013, with the back to back Ashes Series in the UK and Australia so it’s a really exciting time to be working with the ECB, Cricket Australia and such a great development partner as Trickstar on this product and we can’t wait to share more details with fans everywhere”.
John Perera, Commercial Director ECB followed with the following:
“The ECB is committed to bringing new fans into the sport, and the Ashes Cricket 2013 game will do just that in conjunction with the real thing – the Investec Ashes Series 2013. Most of the current England side are keen gamers, and will no doubt be spending a lot of time playing it whilst preparing for the real thing come the Summer.”
More news of the game will come in due course and we will of course keep you updated right here at NGB. Let us know your initial thoughts via the comment section below.