Update 19/03/2013: 505 Games has revealed Ashes Cricket 2013 will be released on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Windows PC and Wii U.
The focus is on the upcoming Ashes series, including the officially licensed Australia and England Test teams. However, short form games are also possible featuring teams from all over the world.
Batsmen have 360 degree control over shot placement, and will face a "new line and length bowling system".
Play begins in Ashes Cricket 2013 on June 21, 2013.
Original story 02/10/2012: 505 Games has announced Ashes Cricket 2013 ahead of the fierce battle which will kick off in England next year, and then continue in the Australian summer.
Ashes Cricket 2013 is being developed in Melbourne by Trickster Games for consoles and Windows PC. It includes the official licenses of the English and Australian teams.
"The oldest rivalry in the sport recommences on 10th July 2013, with the back to back Ashes Series in the UK and Australia," said Ralph Pitt-Stanley, General Manager for UK & Export at 505 Games. "It’s a really exciting time to be working with the ECB, Cricket Australia and such a great development partner as Trickstar on this product and we can’t wait to share more details with fans everywhere."
Luke Bould, Head of Marketing at Cricket Australia, added: "The launch of the new Ashes Cricket 2013 is an important step in bringing fans closer to the game than ever before. Gaming is an important part of cricket's entertainment offering and plays a role in achieving our objective to be Australia's favourite sport. 2013 is a huge cricket year, with back to back Ashes series, and we look forward to seeing the tradition and excitement of the Ashes brought to life through Ashes Cricket 2013."
The most recent Ashes game was released in 2009, and followed by International Cricket 2010, which was also developed by Trickster Games and published by Codemasters.
By Ben Salter