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Don Bradman Cricket 17 gets a host of new features

Don Bradman Cricket 17 looks like no dibbly dobbly as Big Ant Studios reveal a packed feature list.

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Don Bradman Cricket 17

Don Bradman Cricket 17 looks like no dibbly dobbly as Big Ant Studios reveal a packed feature list.

In addition to the already-announced female players, the forthcoming Don Bradman Cricket 17 will also offer an improved career mode, new character creation options, improved bowling and fielding mechanics, improved commentary and new a statistics suite.

The new career mode has been significantly expanded, with players now able to star in the lower leagues before making it to the top. As with the career modes in EA Sports’ titles, players will age, retire, get injured, and have dips in form as their career progresses. Players can also play as the whole team in if they choose to.

Updates to the bowling mechanics include an effort to make spin bowling more similar in execution to pace bowling, maintaining the experience across both kinds of bowling. And players can take a more hands-on role with the fielding during matches with new mechanics that handle infield and slips catching.

Big Ant CEO, Ross Symons, said:

“We really wanted to approach Don Bradman Cricket 17 as a response to fan requests. Each of the features that have been added or improved in this new game addresses our most frequently requested updates. We would like to thank all of our fans for the support over the years, and we can’t wait to get your thoughts on this latest release.”

To get a taste of the final game you can download and play ‘Nets’ mode for free on Steam.

Don Bradman Cricket 17 will be released on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in mid-December, 2016.

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