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Ashes Cricket 2013 will release for Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U and PC on June 21st. Check out 5 new screenshots, right here.

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Celebrating the most intense and long standing international test cricket rivalry, the game launches in time for the unique double header Ashes Series that takes place in England and then a few months later in Australia.

Currently in development at Melbourne-based cricket specialists Trickstar Games, 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).

Other game modes will reflect all the nuances of the international game across its many formats whilst truly capturing the passion and excitement of live matches. National rivalries, venues and player personalities are perfectly captured in the most advanced simulation of the sport yet, as participants fight for the pride of their nation in either solo play or with up to three friends in local multiplayer matches or take on the world online.

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Member Comments
# 1 Dazraz @ 05/30/13 03:10 PM
Cricket is a tough game to bring to a console, especially in a Test Match format. The slow pace & length of matches make it appeal to die hard fans of the sport only. These limitations are often further accentuated by the repetiveness of elements such as cut scenes & commentary that makes the game stale fast.
I've played Cricket games on & off since the 80's & although they may look a little better than they did they haven't advanced much in terms of depth, realism or long term appeal. The fact only 2 licensed teams appear in the game doesn't help much either.
 
# 2 stmark @ 05/30/13 06:32 PM
is this available in the US? Or is it only overseas
 
# 3 LingeringRegime @ 05/30/13 07:53 PM
I definitely want to buy this one. Always wanted to learn how to play this sport.
 
# 4 asu666 @ 05/30/13 08:07 PM
Where can we buy it?
 
# 5 statman78 @ 05/30/13 08:55 PM
I am excited for this game. There are two cricket games coming out this year, the other is by Big Ant. Does Operationsports need someone to review this game for the site?
 
# 6 ps3veron @ 05/31/13 03:47 AM
I wanna buy this too! I tried playing a game at Van Cortland recently, awesome sport!
 
# 7 TreyIM2 @ 05/31/13 05:20 AM
Cricket.Heh. I've tried to play one of these games before without knowing nathan about the sport - I gave up. Lol. Tried reading up on it while playing. Interesting sport. I actually have a special edition Polo shirt with a large cricket player emblem instead of the usual polo player....but...who...cares...
 
# 8 bpfenway @ 05/31/13 05:50 AM
"That was a wicked googly"
 
# 9 YoungBuck3 @ 06/01/13 02:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Dazraz
Cricket is a tough game to bring to a console, especially in a Test Match format. The slow pace & length of matches make it appeal to die hard fans of the sport only. These limitations are often further accentuated by the repetiveness of elements such as cut scenes & commentary that makes the game stale fast.
I've played Cricket games on & off since the 80's & although they may look a little better than they did they haven't advanced much in terms of depth, realism or long term appeal. The fact only 2 licensed teams appear in the game doesn't help much either.
On the money here, Test match Cricket really doesn't lend itself to video-gaming at all. Sounds like you've played them a little longer than me, think my first Cricket game was Brian Lara Cricket on Mega Drive and then I remember playing a heap of Shane Warne Cricket 99 on PSX (think this one might have been still called Brian Lara over your way? ). Since then I've regularly checked out the Cricket releases, but only a few people would want to sit about playing a Test Match Cricket game.

What they need to do is embrace t20 Cricket (and I say this as someone who is a huge fan of Test match Cricket), get a game that focusses primarily on the IPL and the various other t20 leagues, add in international t20 and actually get the licenses. Then tack on 50 over games and then Tests just because people will whine if it isn't included, but focus on the t20 stuff. There's a reason that Cricket in general is gravitating towards t20, because it's exciting and the masses enjoy it.

If only India was a big gaming country, we'd have big money licensed Cricket games rolling out each year.
 

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