Big Ant Studios, Australia’s leading sports game developer, has today announced Big Bash Boom, which has been developed in collaboration with Cricket Australia. Perfect for the whole family, Big Bash Boom mixes all the big hitting thrills of T20 cricket with instantly accessible arcade action. Anyone, anywhere, will be able to jump in and be hitting the ball like a pro with Big Bash Boom, which is fully licensed and includes all teams and players featured in this year’s KFC Big Bash League (BBL) and rebel Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) – meaning fans can take control of their favourite players.
“Our previous cricket games, such as last year’s Ashes Cricket, have been known for being authentic, simulation style takes on the sport,” Big Ant Studios CEO, Ross Symons, said.
“We wanted to do something different with Big Bash Boom. Just as the BBL itself has grown to become Australia’s favourite family summer event, this is a game the whole family can jump into and have a great time with.”
T20 cricket is known for its relentless action, free-flowing sixes, and dramatic run chases. Big Bash Boom ramps up the excitement of the T20 format to 11, with flaming trails when players hit sixes, beachball-sized cricket ball powerups, and a dancing duck, to really rub those out-for-zero failures in and give you the ultimate last word when playing a friend.
All BBL and WBBL teams will be present and fully licensed in the game, with even the club mascots putting in an appearance! Players will also be able to earn additional hilarious items to bling out their teams and really show their competition who’s boss. Ever wanted to know what it’s like to play cricket with a potato as the ball? Big Bash Boom has you covered!
In addition to all these fun features, players can also earn powerups during play that all but guarantee a massive six out of the park. And don’t worry, Big Bash Boom hasn’t forgotten about the bowlers. T20 is a tough ask for bowlers at the best of times, but they get a fighting chance in Big Bash Boom with a powerup that shrinks the bat to the size of a stump. Good luck hitting that six needed to clinch victory.
“Big Ant Studios really understands cricket and what it is that excites so many people about our sport. With the Big Bash now Australia’s biggest cricketing competition, we wanted to work together to create an accessible game for fans of all ages that reflects what people love about the BBL,” said Cricket Australia’s Head of the Big Bash, Kim McConnie.
Big Bash Boom will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam, and will be released on November 29, just in time for the start of WBBL|04 and BBL|08, plus all the summer family get-togethers in the lead-up to Christmas. Pre-orders are live now, and fans can snag an exclusive Steelbook Edition by pre-ordering at EB Games.
To stay up to date with the game, follow Big Ant Studios on Twitter, or the official Big Bash Boom Facebook page here.