Find out when you can get your fingers in the urn

The release of Cricket 22 is not far off now and we have all the details on when you can take your watch right here.

You will be able to mark your run-up will in advance on this year’s long-awaited Ashes series, which begins in early December.

Find out when you can get the game, how to pre-order and much more below.

Release date

Cricket 22 will be available to play from Thursday, November 25th.

Pre-orders on Steam, PlayStation and Xbox provide access to Cricket 22 ‘The Nets Challenge’ from mid-October 2021.

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This gives fans “early access to a part of the Cricket 22 gaming experience, including nets and training games, ensuring that on release day they are ready to receive the best in the world.”

Fans who purchase the game on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will be able to upgrade for free when purchasing the new generation of hardware.

Also good news for Switch fans as Cricket 22 for the Nintendo Switch will be available in January 2022.

Pre-orders open

The countdown to the release of Cricket 22 is getting hot, with pre-orders available for the official game Ashes now available on PlayStation and Microsoft Stores.

The Cricket 22 Pre-Order Bundle costs £ 49.99 / AU $ 99.95 and includes:

  • Cricket 22 Nets training at MCG
  • Batting and Bowling mini-games
  • Online leaderboard

Platforms

While the teaser trailer on Big Ant Studios’ social media gave away a bit, we saw the platforms that played ought to be available at.

Both next-generation consoles are included so we could see the best graphics ever from a cricket game this year.

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The Nintendo Switch is also included, which could do something fun in all-action at home and on the go.

Full list of platforms:

  • Xbox One
  • Xbox Series X | S
  • PlayStation 4
  • PlayStation 5
  • Nintendo Switch

What is new?

Prior to Cricket 22, plenty of new licenses have been secured to make the game look and feel better than ever.

Apart from the Ashes themselves, you can expect all of the following leagues to appear in Cricket 22:

  • Caribbean Premier League
  • The Hundred
  • Sheffield Shield
  • Big Bash

As well as England and Australia; The Caribbean, New Zealand and Ireland will all have full licenses.

CAULDRON – The Gabba, Adelaide Oval, MCG, SCG and Optus Stadium are the five Ashes venues

As for your venues, you can expect all of Australia and England’s major cricket venues to offer – including MCG, The Gabba, Optus Stadium, The SCG, Lord’s, Old Trafford, Headingley, The Oval and more.

A new team of commentators has also arrived this year – with Michael Atherton, David Gower, Alison Mitchell and Ian Healy joining Mel Jones. When Mitchell arrives, it will be the first time a sports game offers a female-only commentator team.

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