Ashes Coming To Wii

Namco is bringing the Ashes to the Wii console in time for summer

Drive, cut, and slog for real when Cricket, the game, is released for the Wii console in November.

Cricket will feature fully licensed players, kit and stadia from the npower Ashes Series 2009 between England and Australia offering a completely authentic experience.

‘Cricket’ will enable up to four players to take to the field in a variety of game modes including the iconic Ashes Series, Test Matches and limited over games including 20 overs. Batsmen will use the Wii Remote to drive, cut and slog their way through an innings. When fielding, players will use the Wii Remote to shine the ball, set their field and bowl accurately applying swing/turn to their deliveries in order to take those all important wickets.

‘Cricket’ will also feature a Scenario mode that will pit players against more than 50 match defining moments, such as scoring vital match-winning runs, taking dramatic last-gasp wickets and seeing off the oppositions’ danger men to succeed.

As well as featuring the fully licensed teams from England and Australia, ‘Cricket’ will feature six other Test playing nations as well as ten of the world’s most recognisable stadia, including the five featured in the npower Ashes Series 2009 as well as the Melbourne Cricket Ground. The authenticity of the experience extends to the game’s commentary, which is provided by cricketing favourites Jonathan Agnew, Shane Warne, Ian Botham, Ian Bishop and Tony Greig.