Finally, The Switch Is Getting A Cricket Game

It’s not EA Cricket 96, but finally my dream of having cricket on the Switch is coming true.

Much like they did last year, the Melbourne-based Big Ant Studios are putting together this year’s official cricket game for the Big Bash T20 league. But rather than being developed for mobile phones, Big Bash Boom is a casual take on the sport that will launch on the PC, PS4, Xbox One and Switch on November 29.

“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,” a release said.

One powerup includes an ability that “shrinks the bat to the size of a stump”, as well as powerups for batters that more or less guarantee a six. There’s no word on how Big Bash Boom‘s price, but pre-orders are going live at EB Games later today. It’s not the actual cricket sim I’m actually after, but pulling out the Switch on the morning commute is a lot easier than playing Cricket 97 on the laptop.

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