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  New Women’s Ashes Visuals Revealed For Ashes Cricket Video Game
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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

Melbourne, October 20: The English tour of Australia is underway, with the first of seven games between the women’s Australian and English teams beginning today in Brisbane. To celebrate the occasion, game developer Big Ant Studios have released new visuals of some of the most popular players, to be appearing in the Ashes Cricket video game.

“Women’s cricket is rightfully growing in popularity across the world, and we wanted to do our part to highlight the incredible athleticism of the sport through Ashes Cricket,” Big Ant CEO, Ross Symons said. “We’re looking forward to a thrilling competition between the women’s teams on the field this year, and we’re also looking forward to enabling gamers to decide the fate of their very own virtual Ashes.”

Just like with the men’s teams, Big Ant Studios have invested in creating photorealistic renders of each of the players involved in the Ashes for the game. Full motion capture sessions have also taken place in order to ensure the flow of each batsman’s swing and bowler’s action is as authentic as in real life.

“We first included women players and teams in Don Bradman Cricket 17, and it was a feature that players really appreciated,” Symons said. “The inclusion of the female teams gives even more depth and variety to the game. It’s been a privilege working with each of the players to further enhance what we can offer gamers with the women’s competition in Ashes Cricket.”

Players will also be able to play through the full career mode as a woman, just as they will for the men’s game, bringing a rookie up through the ranks until they finally earn the opportunity to represent their nation in the greatest competition in cricket.

Ashes Cricket will be available on PlayStation®4, Xbox One and PC on November 16, 2017. Pre-orders are now open!



For more information, please contact:

Daniel Emery

Koch Media

[email protected]

Matthew Sainsbury

Big Ant

[email protected]

About Big Ant Studios

Big Ant Studios Pty Ltd, a privately owned and operated independent game developer and publisher, is one of Australia’s largest and longest-running game development studios. Founded in 2001, it has developed and published games from historic platforms including the Game Boy Advance and PlayStation Portable, through to modern consoles, including the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Big Ant is best known for producing high quality niche sports titles, and has developed and released bestselling titles based on AFL, Rugby League, Motorsports, Lacrosse and Cricket.

About Koch Media

Koch Media is a leading producer and distributor of digital entertainment products (software, games and films). The company's own publishing activities, marketing and distribution extend throughout Europe and the USA. The Koch Media group has more than 20 years of experience in the digital media business, and has risen to become the number one distributor in Europe. It has also formed strategic alliances with numerous games and software publishers: Bethesda, Capcom, Kaspersky Labs, NC SOFT, Sega, Square Enix and Tecmo-Koei, etc. in various European countries. With Headquarters in Planegg near Munich/Germany, Koch Media owns branches in Germany, England, France, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, the Nordic regions, Benelux and the United States.

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