Ashes Cricket 2013 announced

by Ben Salter Featured 25 Comments 26 Votes 17253 Views 19/03/2013 Back to News

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.

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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

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Actually announced a few days ago, but I totally forgot to publish it. Soz. [heartbreak]
iSR
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Harold will be pleased. Are they still using the camera from the batters perspective though?
I really hope they don't screw this up.
I liked Ashes 2009, International Cricket 2010 was basically the same game with coloured kits.
I hope they do something exciting with this one.
Maybe one day they can put in a career mode where you have to perform for the local clubs to move up into the international stage.
International Cricket 2010 was the same game as ashes 2009...... Is this one going to be different?

I think even the trophies were exactly the same -_-
Sounds like they're not even going to get all the other team licenses again. Stupid dodgy names. [Shifty]

Also - give the bowlers better bowling actions! Sick of them looking like they wouldn't get a game in Z grade. Shane Warne Cricket '99 had better animations than this for the most part.
I agree in that th event cricket games were years ago. All I want is just this one feature......

Saved online games.

I had played a fair few games against various mates over the net and had heaps of fun. Would love to have the stupidly long test matches and play an hour at a time etc.....

iSR said: Sounds like they're not even going to get all the other team licenses again. Stupid dodgy names.
Also - give the bowlers better bowling actions! Sick of them looking like they wouldn't get a game in Z grade. Shane Warne Cricket '99 had better animations than this for the most part.



it worked okay for super international cricket (snes) and that was great. :P

but I agree on your point and yeah get better bowling actions.
Bowlers should be given their own unique realistic bowling actions like their real life avatars......bring in some Cricket legends, Legends mode should be there......graphics need to be improved badly......Brian Lara 99 had the best gameplay in the history of crcket games, hope this surpass that
Woot easy platinum :P
iSR
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Seanybruz said: Woot easy platinum



I might have to buy it just to beat you. [Shifty]
There should be a career player in the game and Grade Cricket to state cricket and playing for your country
I can't wait when does it come out in aus
Hope they can make manual fielding like ea cricket 05 that was fun and have DRS. Hope they make team updates for it as well
They should have third umpire mode where you get to review the challenges and than make a decision on them :P
A little more info revealed.

Kind of surprised about the Wii U release.

Directly from the press release:

"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 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."
Why cant they just licence all teams?

iSR said: Harold will be pleased. Are they still using the camera from the batters perspective though?


How did I miss all of this?

Sounds mint! :D
I really hope it has some sort of career mode.
Hopefully there will be the ability to bowl on the WiiU Gamepad so the batsman can't see where the ball will pitch.

pauliej said: Hopefully there will be the ability to bowl on the WiiU Gamepad so the batsman can't see where the ball will pitch.



Gold! I'm pumped for this.
Sweet, hopefully it's released on the Vita one day.
ill save you the time of playing
spoiler.. england wins
June 21! Which I totally overlooked yesterday.
Lol that cover art is horrendous, hope the game is ok

D22STRoyer said: Lol that cover art is horrendous, hope the game is ok



Out of the 3, looks the best on PS3 (Black top bar goes well)

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