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Game Profile

Coming from the home of video game cricket, Ashes Cricket 2009 is set to build on the heritage that Codemasters has enjoyed with its best-selling Brian Lara series and will continue to lead the field with great batting, bowling and fielding gameplay and authenticity that made the series a huge hit with cricket fans the world over.

Providing gamers with the most authentic Ashes experience possible without having to don their whites, Ashes Cricket 2009 is fully licensed by the ECB (England and Wales Cricket Board), the MCC (Marylebone Cricket Club, the world's most famous cricket club and owner of the Ashes urn) and Cricket Australia, providing the game with all the official players, kit, stadia – including Lords and The Brit Oval – and equipment from this year’s npower Ashes Series.

Delivering all the exciting, athletic, skilful and technical elements of the sport, the game’s comprehensive ‘Ashes’ mode will feature all five Tests played out at carefully detailed recreations of each authentic venue. In addition, gamers will also be able to play Test matches, One Day Internationals, 20 over games and a series of challenge modes. The high definition current generation versions will feature full online multiplayer as well as support for local multiplayer games.

Game Review

Review

Europe PAL Version

Posted by Thomas Bowskill

We don't like cricket... but we don't love it that much, either!

With the recent Ashes series over, the sport of cricket is buzzing with popularity, so it’s no real surprise to see the Wii get its first ‘proper’ cricket game. Codemasters have taken it upon themselves to create Ashes Cricket, but have they done...

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User Comments (26)

san

#2

san said:

Cricket is the best sport ever !!!!
Cricket rulezzz!!!
I await this game

Kalari

#3

Kalari said:

I am crazy about cricket. I play for my prepschool. I have been waiting for a game like this.

Kelvin

#4

Kelvin said:

I could see cricket working really well on Wii. The Wiimote could be used for batting and bowling, obviously, and they could use a similar idea to the jogging on Wii Fit to simulate the running. Not sure about fielding though.

embo

#7

embo said:

i cant wait for this game to be out me and my friend rebecca play cricket sometimes .. puh

ytram

#9

ytram said:

Has anyone noticed what it says on the game overview above on the 'tags' bit. LOL

hamzaq4

#11

hamzaq4 said:

I am 9 years old boy and crazy about the cricket and want to ask about the price of Ashes Cricket 2009 game for wii ?

minnal

#12

minnal said:

I have ordered the Ashes Cricket 2009 for my Wii and can't wati to reach my door.
Wii will be the best consol to play cricket. Both batting and fielding.
Especially the bowling side.
If somebody can make a ball with sensor inside and strap on wrist, then we can do all the variety of bowling (spin, fast, medium) everything. That will be cool.
Even throwing to make run out, can be done flawlessly with the MotionPlus incorperate within a cricket ball.

Batting.. yeah.. what about making a MotionPlus Bat..
The possibilities are so many...

srujan05

#16

srujan05 said:

>>>>Release Date:
>>>>To Be Announced (USA)

Team (Nintendo/ Codemasters) ,
when can you update above information..you kept us waiting for too long?
Very sure, many NA waiting for this moment.
If not sure about sales, pls conduct survey (poling) on this site to assessNA interest on this release.

rickyon007

#18

rickyon007 said:

I know there is a NTSC and PAL factor plays here. But is there any way to solve the issue ?

Porky

#19

Porky said:

Why is this game always in the "Popular games" section, mostly number 1, when there is 19 comments. Not much people think its great yet its number 1. The "Popular games" section is fixed!

coolman2010

#20

coolman2010 said:

I just hope that this game is as good as the real deal cause its awsome to play in real life

drspik831

#21

drspik831 said:

HI CAN SOME ONE TELL ME IF THE CRICKET GAME WILL WORK IN THE USA BECAUSE I SEE THEY ONLY SELL IT IN THE UK

SilverBaretta

#22

SilverBaretta said:

@14 Obama? Really? I don't see it. As for the game, I never really understood cricket, the reason being I live in the USA.

harrypotterfan

#24

harrypotterfan said:

when is this game coming out in the USA?
really want it

and do the games from England work in the USA? Please tell me as soon as possible

theblackdragonAdmin

#25

theblackdragon said:

(a) We have no idea if this game will ever come out in the US
(b) No, PAL-region games will not work in a NA-region Wii.

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