Codies unveils Ashes Cricket 2009

PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 this June.

Codemasters has announced Ashes Cricket 2009 for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360, due for release this June.

Developed by Transmission Games, AC2009 features licensed English and Australian cricket teams and all the Ashes venues, according to GameSpot.

You will also be able to choose from unlicensed teams from other countries, hopefully including all the test-playing nations. If anyone's missing, there are player and team editors.

Game modes will include the Ashes, test matches, one-day internationals and Twenty20, along with the ability to replay historical scenarios with current players and Hawkeye.

Gameplay wise, bowling allows you to select a style, and then uses a gauge with four coloured zones for timing. Catches are quick-time events, although less is said about batting.

There's also multiplayer, with four players supported offline and two players online, using all the different modes and teams.

Codies also said to expect commentary from Tony Greig, Ian Bishop, Shane Warne, Ian Botham and Jonathan Agnew.

Check out our Ashes Cricket 2009 screenshot gallery to see how it's all shaping up.

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