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.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our policy.

Jump to comments (21)

About the author

Tom Bramwell

Tom Bramwell

Contributor  |  tombramwell

Tom worked at Eurogamer from early 2000 to late 2014, including seven years as Editor-in-Chief.

Related

Video game voice actor Troy Baker is now promoting NFTs

UPDATE: "The 'hate/create' part might have been a bit antagonistic…"

Digital Foundry | Best gaming chairs 2022

Featuring Herman Miller, Ikea, Razer, Noblechairs and AndaSeat.

Digital Foundry | God of War on PC is a simply sensational port

What's improved over console and how to get the best optimised experience.

Deep Rock Galactic doubles player count to 10m

After less than two weeks on PlayStation Plus.

You may also enjoy...

Supporters only

Comments (21)

Comments for this article are now closed. Thanks for taking part!

Hide low-scoring comments
Order
Threading
Eurogamer.net

Buy things with globes on them

And other lovely Eurogamer merch in our official store!

Eurogamer Merch
Explore our store