This summer, 505 games puts you in control of the ultimate rivalry in Test cricket with ASHES CRICKET 2013. To be released for the start of the 2013 Investec Ashes Series, ASHES CRICKET 2013 offers unique and realistic features for cricket fans and gamers alike.
Whether playing on X360, PS3, Wii U or PC, dynamic game play adds variety to each match. Players will have to adapt to varying and altering pitches; whether it’s a green seaming wicket or deteriorating fifth day pitch susceptible to spin and bounce. Weather forecasts will also change, altering the course of the match; overcast conditions will be more conducive to swing, while sunny days are a batsman’s paradise.
ASHES CRICKET 2013 includes a brand new game engine creating a truly authentic gaming experience. Batsmen have 360 degree control over shot placement, requiring impeccable placement and timing to build an innings. A new line and length bowling system gives bowlers the tools to set plans for batsmen throughout a day’s play and players have complete freedom to set a field of their choice. For those who prefer to be led however, there are options for intelligent automatic field placement.
Connoisseurs of the game will be able to play the complete 2013 Investec Ashes Series, with official England and Australia teams, however those more interested in the short form of the game can take on the rest of the world in limited overs tournaments and leagues.
“We are delighted to be able to announce some of the key features for ASHES CRICKET 2013,” commented Ralph Pitt-Stanley, General Manager for UK & Export at 505 Games. “This game has been created with real cricket fans and players in mind. The new engine allows players to mimic a cricketers most important attribute, his technique.”
Further details on ASHES CRICKET 2013 will be revealed exclusively over the coming months via the official website community forums at www.ashescricket2013.com, via Facebook at /ashescricket2013 and twitter @ashescricket13.
About 505 Games Ltd.
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, Zumba® Fitness, the Cooking Mama World series, Rugby World Cup 2011 and Naughty Bear as well as the upcoming titles Terraria, Way of The Dogg, Brothers – A Tale of Two Sons, PAYDAY 2 and TAKEDOWN: RED SABRE.
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
About Trickstar Games
Trickstar Games is a licensed developer with Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft, based in Melbourne, Australia, and produces games on all major gaming platforms including web browser, iOS and Android. Headed by Mike Fegan and Tony Parkes, who together have over 50 years’ experience in the interactive entertainment industry and have been involved in the production, publishing and distribution of over 500 games. Founded in 2009, Trickstar have developed an impressive portfolio of titles including Bafta-Nominated International Cricket 2010, Jane’s Advance Strike Fighters, Damage Inc. Pacific Squadron WWII, StuntMania, StuntMania Reloaded, Fumes: Stunt Racer and Tankz as well as BAFTA nominated, UK & Australia No.1 hit title - Ashes Cricket 2009.
For more information about Trickstar go to www.trickstargames.com
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About Cricket Australia
Cricket Australia (CA) is the governing body for cricket in Australia. Its vision is for cricket to be Australia's favourite sport. Membership of CA is made up of six state associations, who are affiliated with CA. The state and territory cricket associations govern cricket activity and implement CA programs within their region. ACT Cricket and NT Cricket are non-member associations.