Codies announces Ashes release date

Out in time for the fourth test.

Release-date-happy Codemasters has announced that Ashes Cricket 2009 will be released for PC, PS3, Wii and Xbox 360 on 7th August, which is the first day of the fourth real-life Ashes test at Headingley.

Developed by Transmission Games on PC/PS3/360, Ashes Cricket 2009 allows you to play through the famous series itself, and also in test matches, ODIs and Twenty20 games, with historical scenarios as well and Hawkeye to help out. Bowling uses a gauge and four coloured zones for timing, while catches are quick-time events.

The Wii version, meanwhile, has been handled by Gusto Games and, as you'd expect, allows you to perform gestures with the Wii remote to bat and bowl. While fielding, you can use the remote to polish the ball, set the field and bowl - applying swing and turn to deliveries - and batsmen can drive, cut, slog and nurdle.

Check out the latest screenshots elsewhere on the site.

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