New York â€“ June 3, 2005 â€“ Codemasters, a leading global publisher of interactive entertainment, is bringing one of cricketâ€™s greatest players ever, the West Indian captain Brian Lara, back to video games this summer with Brian Lara International Cricket 2005.
Boasting a 10 year heritage as the definitive cricket game series, Brian Lara International Cricket 2005 will deliver all the atmosphere and excitement of major international cricket, in One Day, Tests and Tournaments, when it launches this July for the PC.
Now available through pre-orders on the gamesâ€™ official website (www.codemasters.com/brianlara) Brian Lara International Cricket 2005 will capture all the exciting, athletic, skilful and technical elements of the sport. Featuring the perfect balance of gripping gameplay through batting, bowling or fielding, gripping One-Day Internationals, atmospheric Test Matches, fast Double Wicket games, challenging tournaments and even classic historic clashes and squads from some of the greatest names from cricket history, Brian Lara International Cricket 2005 is the essential game for any fan of the sport.
For competitive cricket fans, the game supports multiplayer action for up to four players, with two players per team. Players can join the team at any time during a match, providing ideal drop in or drop out play, and perfect if youâ€™re engaged in a 5-Day Test!
Visually reflecting the contemporary style of televised cricket, the game will also offer intelligent commentary from some of the biggest and most recognizable names in cricket, including Jonathan Agnew, David Gower and Ian Bishop.
Prepare to don your cricket whites as Brian Lara International Cricket 2005 gets ready to bowl you over this summer. Until then, more information and pre-orders are available online at www.codemasters.com/brianlara.
NOTE: In Australia and New Zealand, the game will be published as "Ricky Ponting International Cricket.â€
Codemasters is a global interactive entertainment company with offices in New York City, England, France, Spain, Holland and Germany. Founded in the UK in 1986, Codemasters publishes award-winning software for the PC, next generation video game consoles and online gaming. Codemasters develops original titles such as Operation Flashpoint (PC Game-of-the-year) and ToCA Race Driver, as well as games based on top licensed properties including American Idol, MTV Music Generator and IndyCar Series. Additional information about Codemasters and its products can be found at www.codemasters.com.