Hallelujah! Don Bradman Cricket’s release is nigh!

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News by Matt S.

It’s finally happening! After a complete mess of a production cycle that saw Ashes Cricket ultimately cancelled last year, the other cricket game that was in production, Don Bradman’s Cricket, has finally been given a release date.

It hits shelves (perhaps only Australian shelves?) on April 3 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC. It is actually promising to be one of the most comprehensive takes on the sport, with many features that we just haven’t seen in cricket games in the past.

Features include:

– Career Mode, allowing you to take control of an aspiring young cricketer and take him through the ranks to International glory.
– Unique Batting and Bowling Controls, giving full 360 Shot control and Line and Length delivery without pitch markers.
– Ball physics giving realistic edges, bat pad catches and movement off the pitch.
– A complete player physics system with individual physical attributes–imagine running in a 2 metre bowler to deliver that perfect bouncer!
– Appeal and Electronic Review system allowing for the first time challenges of the umpires decision.
– Practice Nets: Hone your skills to perfection before taking to the field.
– Dynamic time of day, Weather System and Pitch Degradation that are based on real world data with effects occurring in real-time throughout a days play.
– The Cricket Academy, allowing for unparalleled customisation of your Cricket experience, creating Teams, players, Tours, Competitions, Match Types and even Umpires.
– More than 25,000 Community created Players and teams ready to download and use in game.
– An online Save system that lets you continue your match whenever you want with online opponents.

Like most cricket fans I have been waiting forever and a day for a truly compelling cricket game. Because of the relatively small market for the sport in the “video game playing” nations around the world, cricket games tend to have small budgets, which means production corners are cut and the resulting game doesn’t hold a candle to, say, FIFA.

But I have really, really, high hopes for this one. Stay tuned for a full review.

– Matt S. 
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