Don Bradman Cricket 14 launches in Melbourne

Don Bradman Cricket 14

By on November 8, 2013 at 9:22 am

OK, OK. Cricket’s a niche sport. I can accept that. It’s not fast enough for everyone, the LBW rules are more labyrinthine than tort law and the current state of the national team is enough to spark wide-scale depression.

Nevertheless, Melbournians yesterday became the first ones to get their hands on the release of Don Bradman Cricket 14, the latest addition to the red-ball genre by local devs Big Ant Studios. Launching on PC and the current-gen consoles, a stack of die-hard cricket fans rocked up to the Swanston Street EB Games branch for a hands-on.

The reception from fans over at PlanetCricket, home of all things, uh, cricket, has been good so far. I’ve been trying for weeks to get in contact with the developers for an advance copy, but alas it looks like I’ll have to buy the game like everyone else. I don’t particularly mind though: I watched Kerri-Anne Kennerley don a cricket helmet in front of Richie Benaud to play Ashes Cricket 97 on live TV and I still wanted the game for Christmas.

It helps a bit that the fans captured some good footage of DBC 14 from the shop floor. I’ve embedded one of the videos showing off the Career mode  (where you control a single player) below, but there’s a whole stack uploaded to the PlanetCricketForums Youtube channel. So far? It’s looking pretty good.

12 comments (Leave your own)

omg yessss cricket yessssss!!!!!!

 

A niche sport? Alex, do you forget that the 2nd most populous nation on earth (not to mention Pakistan and Bangladesh, number 6 & 8 on the list respectively) are all rabid followers of the sport?

YOU CRAZY ALEX! Regardless we can all revel in the love of this game hopefully :D I’ll wait for your review before I pick up a copy though :)

 

Other cricket fans on GON. Holy shit, what an awesome day.

 

Alex Walker:
Other cricket fans on GON. Holy shit, what an awesome day.

How I imagine you right now…

 

Niiiice. I love me some cricket.

 

Hah ashes cricket 97 was the best! Having Richie Benaud asking you setup questions during the installation of the game is something that has been sadly lacking from all other games.

Any news on if its coming to steam?

 

notthatdoug,

Not that I’ve seen so far.

 

*snooreeeeee*

 

Cricket’s a niche sport now?

Perhaps I have missed the sarcarm – but more Australians watch cricket than any other sport.

http://www.cricket.com.au/news-list/2012/11/9/cricket-hits-viewers-for-a-six

 

Game of the year.

 

caitsith01:
Cricket’s a niche sport now?

Perhaps I have missed the sarcarm – but more Australians watch cricket than any other sport.

http://www.cricket.com.au/news-list/2012/11/9/cricket-hits-viewers-for-a-six

See my first comment too ;)

 

This is a hit game national in Africa, and now it’s popular in many video games including this site http://www.igamesforgirls.com/sport that caters sports games for girls like cricket, volleyball and soccer.

 
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