Big Ant Studios, in collaboration with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), today announced that Cricket 19 – The Official Game of the Ashes is coming to Nintendo Switch in May 2019.
About the game
Building on the fan-favourite Ashes Cricket, Cricket 19 features all formats of the international game, both men’s and women’s teams, and all host venues. This includes the Specsavers Ashes, fully licensed for both England and Australia. But that’s just scratching the surface of this year’s title.
Deep enhancements to the AI engine mean that the opposition is more realistic than ever before. When bowling, the AI will suss out your player and team’s weaknesses, and target that with a concentrated bowling strategy. When batting, the AI will rotate the strike to protect weaker players, and actively look for gaps in the field.
New features to be added to Cricket 19 include a scenario mode, which allows players to recreate the greatest matches in history, and then share them online to challenge other players to achieve difficult run-chases, or play out a draw from a disastrous situation. Enhancements to the career mode build a story around your player; how you look in the news headlines affects your potential career trajectory.
More details about the new features and gameplay modes in Cricket 19 as well as the exact release date in May will be announced at a later date.
Check out the Cricket 19 – The Official Game of the Ashes Trailer: