Cricket's a funny game eh? Whilst most of us at SPOnG don't subscribe to the John Major school of 'leather on willow, old maids on bikes' view of Olde England, we do love a good old console cricket game.
And they really don't come any better than Codies' mighty Brian Lara series. So when these first screens of the Brian Lara series' first next gen outing came bowling into our in-box earlier today, we have to admit to getting just a little bit nostalgic.
That is, we fondly remembered when we first played the game back on that creaky old console known as the PlayStation, way back in 1999. It immediately reminded us that, even though in real world cricket we've only ever been out for a golden duck, in the virtual game we've knocked six sixes out the park a la Sir Garfield Sobers.
The 2007 edition of Brian Lara International Cricket is heading to PS2, Xbox 360 and PC in March 2007 to coincide with the ICC Cricket World Cup 2007, featuring, as you would expect, plenty of World Cup 2007 content.
The game follows on from 2005's revival of the series, which became the first cricket title to ever make Number 1 in the Chart Track's All Formats chart.
Codies are promising a major update to the game, with licensed players such as Andrew Flintoff, Ricky Ponting, Mahendra Dhoni, Muttiah Muralitharan and of course, Brian Lara. Photo-realistic visuals will include the afore-mentioned stars as well as hundreds of other real player likenesses. Plus, most interestingly, the game will feature full online play.
For full info on the game, check out our dedicated Brian Lara 2007 page right here.