A few months ago 505 Games announced Ashes Cricket 2013 for Wii U, which was set to coincide with this Summer's Ashes series.

Bizarrely, considering the sport is quite niche in gaming terms, cricket titles in the past have received quite a cult following and you would not believe how many requests we've had here at Nintendo Life about Ashes Cricket 2009 over the years. No, really - we've had a staggering amount.

While the sport is not overly popular in North America, it's well-loved in places like Australia, South Africa, India, the West Indies and of course England, where this year's series will take place.

Unfortunately, Ashes Cricket 2013 has been pushed back to July in order to improve the overall quality of the game. Tim Woodley, Senior Vice President of Global Brand & Marketing at 505 Games, had the following to say about the delay:

Developer, Trickstar Games has taken the time to overhaul and rebuild the game engine to offer brand new features in batting, bowling and fielding. By pushing back our release date, this gives us the opportunity to deliver a quality cricket title.

No specific date in July was given but the Ashes will start on the 10th July so we'd hope it'll be out by then.

Australian studio Trickstar Games is behind the development of the upcoming release. Is it starting some sort of mind games by delaying Ashes Cricket 2013? Surely not.

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