Don Bradman Cricket 17 – The lifelike cricket game from Big Ant Studios and HES is back; bigger and better than ever!

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Don Bradman Cricket 17 – The lifelike cricket game from Big Ant Studios and HES is back; bigger and better than ever!

Free preview of new and improved Don Bradman Cricket Academy available for fans now.

Melbourne, Australia, 26 May 2016 – In the lead up to the launch of the most lifelike cricket game ever designed, Don Bradman Cricket 17, Home Entertainment Suppliers Pty Ltd (HES) and video game developer, Big Ant Studios, have today announced that the successor to Don Bradman Cricket 14 shall be released later this year and that fans can get a taste of the action from today with the free Don Bradman Cricket Academy available now.

The Don Bradman Cricket Academy application allows gamers to build their dream cricket team and get prepped for the big competition when the full Don Bradman Cricket 17 game launches in December 2016. After downloading the Don Bradman Cricket Academy application, gamers will be able to create and customise their players with an unprecedented level of control.

Don Bradman Cricket 17 features a new lighting system that creates the most true-to-life characters yet, photo realistic skin tones, and 30 per cent more controls than in the predecessor for gamers to further refine their players. For the first time, gamers will be able to give their players tattoos enabling them to recreate their cricketing heroes and local club into the game with complete precision for the first time. Importing cricket players from the previous Don Bradman Cricket title also allows a seamless transition to the new Don Bradman Cricket 17 game for veterans making the upgrade.

Ross Symons, CEO of Big Ant Studios, said, “The first Don Bradman Cricket got us off to a great start, providing players with an authentic, exciting game of cricket that allowed them to feel like they were standing in the middle of the oval, right on the pitch. Now, we’re taking that realism further with the advanced new engine we have developed this year. The impending release of the Don Bradman Cricket Academy will give players a taste of just how far things have come.”

The Academy will also give gamers a sense of what the final Don Bradman Cricket 17 will look and feel like with its new engine, as Big Ant Studios will continue to update the application in the lead up to the big release, including the addition of playable content.

“Cricket is a sport that is loved across the globe and works so well as a video game. We are absolutely committed to growing the game and giving players the best possible cricket experience possible,” Symons said.

The release of Don Bradman Cricket 17 in December on PlayStation4, Xbox One and PC will allow cricket fans to get stuck right into their sport right in the heat of the season. “Home Entertainment Suppliers is proud to be publishing the most authentic and realistic cricket game that we have ever seen,” Sebastian Giompaolo, Managing Director for HES, said. “This game is bigger and better than the previous release in every way, and we look forward to sharing more details about innovations to the cricket genre in the lead up to its release.


About HES

Home Entertainment Suppliers Pty Ltd (HES) are a Sydney-based firm specialising in the distribution of video game consoles, games and accessories throughout the Australian market. Established in 1984, HES are the exclusive distributors of Mad Catz and Tru Blu games in Australia, including 2003’s record breaking NRL Rugby League for PS2, XBOX and PC. HES also has a video game publishing arm, Tru Blu Entertainment. 

About Big Ant Studios

Big Ant Studios is an Australian game development studio founded in 2001 by CEO Ross Symons. Developers of the critically acclaimed Don Bradman Cricket, the Rugby League Live series, and Casey Powell Lacrosse, Big Ant Studios develop premium sports and racing content for all major platforms including PlayStation4, Microsoft Xbox One, and PC. For more information about Big Ant Studios visit

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