Cricket fans all over the world are reaching fever pitch. The World Cup is just around the corner, and the tension is mounting. The only drawback is that we, as fans, can’t be taking the field ourselves.
Or can’t we?
We are delighted to announce that the Barmy Army have been heavily involved in bringing this wonderful summer even closer to cricket fans in the form of the all-new video game, Cricket 19. If you’ve always wanted to represent your country on the cricket field, this is the chance you’ve been waiting for. Take on a host of international sides and lead England (we hope) to Ashes glory in the game’s fully-licensed centrepiece.
The game is out on May 28th, but is already available to pre-order.
We have worked alongside Big Ant Studios in Melbourne and, as a result, have added our very own personal touch. Setting up a new game will see you thrown straight into the cauldron that is Edgbaston, for the first Ashes Test of the summer. The personal touch? We’ve added numerous Barmy Army songs for players such as Joe Root and Stuart Broad, and you’ll hear a spine-tingling rendition of “Jerusalem” after the first ball.
Having been lucky enough to play the game already ourselves, we can assure you that cricket games have come on a fair way since the days of Brian Lara cricket some fourteen years ago. The gameplay is more realistic than ever before, with the AI able to work out your flaws and exploit them. While that may sound a little scary, it makes for some seriously competitive cricket.
This game is the official video game of the Ashes, and it’s coming soon!