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GET RIGHT ON THE PITCH AS CODEMASTERS®
ANNOUNCES INTERNATIONAL CRICKET 2010

International Cricket 2010 bowls in with new innovations and enhancements
to set the new standard in authentic cricket gaming

Thursday 18th March/...Complete with all new ‘Action Cam’ that will take gamers right onto the pitch and into the heat of battle, Codemasters® today announced International Cricket 2010™, coming this summer for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft®.

International Cricket 2010 is set to continue Codemasters 15 year association with world class cricket and follows last summer’s Number One best seller Ashes Cricket 2009. Produced by Codemasters and developed by Trickstar Games, the Australian developer with a team pedigree that includes Ashes Cricket 2009 and the Brian Lara series, IC 2010 steps up to the crease with a range of innovations and enhancements to set the new standard in authentic cricket gaming.

The new Action Cam will immerse players in all the on-pitch drama, intensity and excitement of fiercely competitive international cricket. Supplementing traditional broadcast views, players can now feel the satisfaction of smashing home 90mph+ deliveries and experience the thrill of thundering down the track to bowl from Action Cam’s new on-field perspectives.

A key addition to the range of fielding, bowling and batting improvements is the new ‘Power Stick’. Giving batsmen 360° analogue power and direction control, Power Stick enables the widest selection of shots, from pushing quick singles to gaps in the field to risky shots and everything in between.

Officially licensed by the England and Wales Cricket Board and Cricket Australia to feature official players, stadia and kits, International Cricket 2010 can be enjoyed in a wide range of game modes including new instant tournaments. A comprehensive player editor enables gamers to put themselves into the game and the squad editor allows players to edit the player name, appearance, team and attributes of all athletes. Gamers can compete as any of the expanded roster of 16 nations at an improved selection of 21 stadia around the world, including Lord’s, the Home of Cricket.

“With a focus on taking gamers into the action like never before, International Cricket 2010 will deliver the most authentic cricket gaming yet,” said John Szoke, Producer, Codemasters. “Codemasters enjoys an unrivaled heritage in producing cricket games, and International Cricket 2010 will build on this success with a range of innovative gameplay features and enhancements.”

“We’re delighted to partner with Codemasters to develop the next leap forward in cricket gaming,” said Tony Parkes, Studio Director, Trickstar games. “Our passionate team of industry veterans, which includes development talent who have worked on the Brian Lara series and Ashes 2009, is determined to deliver the most immersive and intuitive cricket experience for all fans of the sport.”

Complete with local and online multiplayer, International Cricket 2010 launches this summer for Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION®3. For the latest news and screens, visit http://www.codemasters.com/cricket.

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Member Comments
# 1 Jonesy @ 03/18/10 07:03 PM
Will be following this for sure. Codemasters made the last really good Cricket game imo (Shane Warne Cricket) so they know what they are doing.
 
# 2 ps3veron @ 03/19/10 06:46 AM
Boy I sure hope its better than last year's Ashes Cricket!
 
# 3 Bahnzo @ 03/19/10 08:31 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jonesy
Will be following this for sure. Codemasters made the last really good Cricket game imo (Shane Warne Cricket) so they know what they are doing.
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Originally Posted by ps3veron
Boy I sure hope its better than last year's Ashes Cricket!
See that's the problem. Ashes09 wasn't exactly good...and then Codies abandoned it while still promising a patch that never came. Now.......here's that patch. Only it'll cost $60.

One good thing, early rumor is the Xbox version will be Region Free. Good news for those cricket fans here in the USA.
 
# 4 sportznut02 @ 03/19/10 02:16 PM
Okay dumb question maybe, but would I be able to play this on a US PS3?
 
# 5 Jonesy @ 03/19/10 05:56 PM
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Originally Posted by sportznut02
Okay dumb question maybe, but would I be able to play this on a US PS3?
Yep sure sure will. PS3's are region free which = awesome!
 
# 6 carnalnirvana @ 03/23/10 07:20 AM
i would love to get this in the US for xbox also...
 
# 7 Bahnzo @ 03/27/10 04:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Titus1108
Cricket? Why not Rugby??
With the advent of the Indian Premier League, cricket is becoming pretty popular. I'd like to see a good Rugby game as well, but I think business wise there is more potential for profit from a cricket game.

I'm kind of surprised there hasn't been any talk of an IPL branded game. In India alone you'd make out I would think.
 
# 8 Mean Mr Mustard @ 04/02/10 04:44 AM
I wouldn't touch another CM cricket release with a bargepole tbh, not after Ashes 09.
 
# 9 Jonesy @ 04/07/10 06:48 PM
LOL yeah it was pretty bad. Def the worst game i have bought in a while.

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Originally Posted by Admiral50
I agree mate.

Their last game was disgraceful. I wouldn't be able to list the amount of bugs/flaws here but I'll list a laughable few...

- Spinners bowling yorkers that bounce OVER the stumps
- Spinners hitting the batsman and the guy going into a hurt animation
- Nicking a six off a spinner
- Hitting a batsman on the pads only to have the commentator say 'got him, oh he's dropped him!' almost every time
- Running 3 off a misfield only having it count for zero, yet the batsman remain at the correct ends
- The ball gets hit to an open area in the field and the computer AI decides to leave it there and not field it. You keep running but after 3 runs the game goes to the next ball/delivery and you are not given any runs for it
- Not being able to charge bowlers
- Terrible physics in general, bouncers getting swept, yorkers having backfoot defensive shots played etc etc, the ball animation simply sucks into whatever position the bat is for the selected shot

Ashes Cricket deserved a 2/10 and people are getting excited about the next version? Huh.
 

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