International Cricket Captain Ashes Edition 2006 EU Release Date
LONDON, ENGLAND, November 20th 2006 – Is it the last thing England need for an opening batsman, who has one of the best batting averages against the Australians in recent series, to return home from Australia before a ball has been bowled due to stress related illness? Has this disrupted the morale of the England dressing room on the eve of the First Test? With similar problems on Tour recently, do you think the England selectors made an error in selecting him? Were they weak? Would you have been more decisive? International Cricket Captain Ashes Edition 2006, releasing on PC from Empire Interactive on November 24th, will allow you to show the world what kind of coach you are!

And to celebrate the imminent release of the game and the commencement of the 2006/7 Ashes series down under, International Cricket Captain, the world’s bestselling cricket management game is giving cricket fans the package of the year. In every copy of International Cricket Captain Ashes Edition 2006 is a bonus ‘Ashes Fever’ DVD which contains highlights from all five Tests from the 2005 Ashes. Two hours of exhilarating TV highlights with player and celebrity commentaries. Enjoy once more Kevin Pietersen’s flamboyant maiden century. All the key moments are in there, from the first ball bowled at Lords all the way to the bizarre, nail biting final days at the Oval.

So, even if England are brought back to earth with a bump this series you’ll be able to enjoy the undeniable excitement of victory. And only with International Cricket Captain Ashes Edition 2006 can you coach YOUR England team to stadium filling Ashes glory. Additionally you can build, coach and manage your teams to ultimate league success online. Everything is down to you!


Comprehensive and up to date 2006 player database from the English season along with world statistics for all first class players from the Test nations
Take control of a First Class county team, guide them to success over the course of a season and earn the right to captain your national side
Transfers & Team Selection – renew or terminate contracts, sign new talent from youth teams; win matches to increase your budget to bid for top players
Full international calendar of every scheduled Test match and One Day International
Full English domestic season including the County Championship (Divisions 1 and 2), Twenty Over Cup, Pro League and Challenge Cup
Match Screen – change tactics on an over-by-over or ball-by-ball basis whilst selecting the highlight level for watching the action
Tactics – exploit the weaknesses of each batsman by directing your bowler’s line and length and choose from a vast selection of pre-set field settings or create you own
Immediate access to end of season transfers to hire and fire to enable you to shape your squad
In-game commentary from legendary radio cricket commentator Jonathan Agnew
Online play/Multiplayer mode – challenge thousands of teams from all over the world in 4 day or 1 day matches
Recreate and play six previous Ashes series from 1882 all the way up to 2005
The two hour official DVD of the 2005 Ashes series included as an added bonus
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About Empire Interactive
Empire is a leading UK quoted computer games developer and publisher, specialising in innovative video games with mass-market appeal. The Group is one of the most established in the industry now in its 19th year of business. Its portfolio of titles includes Starsky & Hutch, FlatOut, Big Mutha Truckers, Space Invaders 25th Anniversary and Starship Troopers. The Group’s value division, Xplosiv, continues to increase its market share across Europe and has experienced success with its first PS2 titles.
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