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Cricket 22: The Official Game of The Ashes to hit shelves this November

Cricket 22: The Official Game of The Ashes to hit shelves this November
Cricket 22: The Official Game of The Ashes to hit shelves this November
©Jonathon Rundell (Cricket Australia)

Cricket Australia, in partnership with Australian game developer Big Ant Studios, are excited to announce that video game ‘Cricket 22: The Official Game of the Ashes’ will hit stores on November 25, ahead of the highly anticipated Vodafone Ashes series starting December 8.

Cricket 22 will deliver the most robust, substantial game of cricket that fans have ever seen, giving cricket enthusiasts around the world the opportunity to play as their favourite players and teams from all around the world, in some of crickets most historic stadiums.

After the successful release of Big Ant Studios most recent cricket simulation game Cricket 19, Cricket 22 will be the best edition yet, with the most visually realistic game of cricket ever seen with extensive improvements and new innovations to gameplay and graphics.

The game will be highlighted by the world’s best leagues and competitions, with Cricket 22 including players and teams from the KFC BBL and Weber WBBL for the first time ever, the hugely innovative Hundred competition and the Caribbean Premier League. It will also take the International game to new levels with Australia, England, The West Indies, New Zealand and Ireland all fully licensed, ensuring the game can use real images and names of all teams

Cricket 22 will also feature a star-studded commentary team including Australia’s very own Mel Jones and Ian Healy and Fox Cricket’s Isa Guha.

Nick Hockley, Cricket Australia CEO said:

“Cricket Australia is proud to partner once again with Australian game developer Big Ant Studios to bring such a visually realistic video game to our passionate fans,” Hockley said.

“The Ashes is one of the greatest rivalries in world sport and we can’t wait to bring the game of cricket to new audiences via Cricket 22.”

Ross Symons, Big Ant CEO said:

“The number of cricket fans that have been asking us about our next-generation cricket plans has been overwhelming,” Symons said.

“We’re incredibly excited by what we’re able to bring to the table with Cricket 22. This is our fifth cricket simulation title, and it really represents the cumulation of everything that we’ve learned on this ten-year (and counting) journey. We have the most passionate fans, and we can’t wait to get this into their hands.”

Hitting shelves on November 25, pre-orders for Cricket 22: The Official Game of the Ashes are available now via the Official Cricket Australia store and through Steam, PlayStation and Xbox online stores. Cricket 22 for Nintendo Switch will be available in January 2022.