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Cricket game “Ashes” coming to Wii U

The Wii U gets its very first Cricket game on June 21, 2013.

Cricket wii uDeveloper 505 Games has announced that the upcoming Ashes Cricket 2013 will be coming to the Wii U, in addition to other platforms. The game will feature authentic teams competing in the Ashes cricket competition.

The game will be released on June 21. 505 Games also released the Wii U box art, which looks very… crickety.

Little is know about the game of cricket. It supposedly requires a bat and a wooden ball of some sort, and there are occasional tea breaks. According to rumors, this “cricket” sport has been played for over a century and is popular in exotic locations such as India and in the Australian outbacks.

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  • Petri

    Cricket bats that aren’t used for bashing zombie heads, does not interest me.

    • Laud

      I like the way the guy on the left grips the ball like it’s the Ring forged by Sauron.

      “We’ve gotta take it to Mordor!”

      • Nintedward

        We’ve got to take it to the Auzzies wicket more like :P

        This game looks like a silly game for a small amount of English and Australians and a few others….

      • NkoSekirei

        but sauron made a fatal mistake by fusing his life force with the ring

        • Laud

          He did say Cricket is his life.

          Perhaps he forged the ball with his life force as well.

  • [000]

    “Little is know about the game of cricket”
    You should probably fix that.

    • WiiUltra

      What do you expect? John wrote it.

    • wiiudaily

      You forgot your sarcasm pills this morning.

  • Mortalcon
  • Mario

    OK…

  • Brayden Morris

    “little is known about the game of cricket”

    Those poor umpires just stand there and commune with the cricket gods as to what decision should be made as they themselves have no idea what is bloody going on.

    Here’s to hoping that you were joking

  • http://www.facebook.com/reinaldo.elisei Reinaldo Elisei

    This cover is very close to a gay porn movie…

    • http://www.facebook.com/reinaldo.elisei Reinaldo Elisei

      “My Bat on your Balls” would be a great title!

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Bingham/100000260255063 Chris Bingham

        “you give me wood.. en bat now else I’ll rip your balls… cricket balls of the walls”

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Bingham/100000260255063 Chris Bingham

    Wow, I haven’t seen a cricket game since the PlayStation 2 during the great sports game depression

  • dubYA

    Yay?

  • GermGerm

    I HAVE to get this game!

  • Anthony K Aurelia

    I may get this just to learn about about the sport…that’s how i learned all the rules of Football when i was younger, lol

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/PFAG4MUKZVK4PND5Z72BV46H6I BeanerSlayer

    woah!!!!!!!!!!! exactly the killer app the wii u needs. lol

  • RonaldRayguns

    Cricket? Nobody understands cricket. You gotta know what a crumpet is to understand cricket – Raphael

    • thedeciderU

      i see what you did there…

    • JumpMan

      a crumpet is an english muffin, i’m pretty sure. but i’m just an American teenager so…

      • Nintenjoe82

        A crumpet is a crumpet and a muffin is a muffin.

        A crumpet is more like a really thick pancake.

    • Scott Duperree

      YES! I love that movie

  • audi lover

    the ashes is only played by the english and aussies that makes for two teams, not much of a game

  • Jimmy D. Fugate

    Better be ZombiU 2 disguised as a sports game…

  • http://people.ign.com/returnofthetruth2 ReturnoftheTruth2

    I assume this is not headed toward the US? I assume it will make Canada since Canada is under the direct command of the UK?

    • Nintedward

      No , it’s not.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Chris-Bingham/100000260255063 Chris Bingham

      pretty much you are revealing that you really are a troll and should not be taken seriously

  • AAAkabob

    WHO’S READY FOR THIS GAME?!

    *crickets*

  • Johny

    i like the rise of popularity of cricket bats after a certain game….

  • ranjeybaby

    more bad news for Wii U owners ;) ha jk

  • RoadyMike

    Hooray…cricket…
    You know,I’d rather find some place that practices cricket in my area and play it for real than play a videogame about it.I hate sports videogames(Wii sports being the ONLY exception)

  • Barters

    Lol…..you yanks make me laugh. If you knew the money and numbers of people around the world invovled in cricket you would probably faint. Check out the Indian IPL. MS Dhoni only gets paid around 30 million for 6 weeks of work….and the game is watched by literally billions.

    The game is big everywhere except North America. Unlike American sports which are big only in North America. Lol……idiots

    • buckxn

      30 million rupees?

      • morbo

        that’s a lot of heart pieces, bombchus, blue potions, and cuccos you could buy with those rupees

    • Ben Kapferer

      Have you heard of the concept called a “joke”?

  • http://www.facebook.com/Mike.Simms123 Mike Simms

    lol shovelware NEXT!!!!!!!!

  • jay

    Will this game include Zombie Mode??

  • RyuNoHadouken

    i predict this game will be certified copper after one year on the market

  • ps4ultimania

    yepi…a cricket game.. tell me this is only in the uk …atleast more games more suport

  • http://www.facebook.com/leonel.chapa.5 Leonel Chapa

    Shovelware strikes back!!

  • Teem Four Tress Too

    OK i am sorry to say this but, waht the heck nintendo, why arent u giving us mario or zelda? All u are giving us so far are 3rd party games and exclusives. But this, this is an abomination to nintendo. Nintendo does not INFACT need a sports games about CRICKET. (No offense to people who play cricket) Its just a waste of money!

    • Metal_Man_v2

      Don’t worry too much, this game isn’t made by Nintendo. This isn’t what their developers are working on.

  • Henry Hotspur

    This looks like an april fools sports title.

  • Michael Jurado

    honestly this looks pointless but when you think about it there are 0 cricket games to compete with and this could be a game for the UK audience to be pulled towards the wii u so despite the fact that i’m not interested nor will i be getting it …its still a win :P

  • John Andalora

    Oh, goodie…. A cricket game…
    That’s exactly what draws an American and Japanese crowd into a game…

  • thunk

    I love Cricket (I’m English). But typically Cricket video games suck. It’s a sport I’d rather go outside and play, than play virtually.

  • rulqua

    No one likes fucking cricket.

  • Anukul

    it will sell in england, Australia,South Africa and Indian subcontinent…….oh wait ! wiiU is not available there !!

  • Justin Jefferson

    ya maybe this will help uk sales… but not for me

  • No

    I don’t care

  • Chiwawa

    without my glasses on, the game looked like a another zombie game. then I found them. seriously, even tennis is better than cricket!! -_-

  • Matt Jarvis

    if the game works it could be a big surprise hit of the summer. i hope it is i do love cricket, and with some innovative ideas, this could be class.

  • MetroidZero

    The sequel to Grasshopper 2012?

    ;-)