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International Cricket Captain 2002

by Thomas on May 16, 2002 @ 5:18 p.m. PDT

The latest instalment of Empire’s market leading cricket simulation International Cricket Captain 2002 is due for release this summer. To ensure the gameplay continues its trend of realism Empire have enrolled the help of England player and veteran batsman Graham Thorpe to lend his experience and ensure fans of the game will not be disappointed.

Graham Thorpe adds his seal of approval to Empire’s highly acclaimed cricket sim

Celebrity endorsement is an important addition for fans of any genre and Graham Thorpe is among the latter day greats that cricket enthusiasts have been cheering on in recent England tests. Also, it is enormously helpful for the developers to hear the finer experiences of an International player to ensure the game has the proper sensation and enable the player feel at the centre of the action.

Within International Cricket Captain 2002 all those heart-wrenching decisions that real team captains face are yours to make. Of course, selecting the right team is pivotal, getting the balance of bowlers and batters correct while making sure that your field positioning will keep your opponents, run rate down. On top of that, you also need to oversee the Groundsmen, making sure the pitch is suitable for the blistering attack you require.

Graham Thorpe commented, "The level of depth and realism in this game is terrific. All the strategies on offer are true to the game of Cricket, and sometimes work better than in real life!"

Chris East, Head of PR & Marketing Europe for Empire added, “It’s magnificent to have Graham giving us his endorsement, it means that we’ve got the balance of the game just right, and he adds credibility and style to the product. It should mean that the product knocks the punters for six.”

New up to date stats and photos of players and teams.

Latest World Cup 2002 and Ashes scenarios.

Save your team, fire up your modem and challenge players from all over the world in our on-line league. (Online PC only)

Replay some of the great historical Test series of the past and see how you fare.

Control your Groundsman to prepare a pitch tailor-made for your attack or defence.

Captain any of the Test playing nations and compete against a friend in either a Test or One-Day series.

Set a line and length for your bowlers. Select a full length or a bit of short-pitched stuff to get up the noses of the tail-enders.

Voice over commentary from cricket’s Jonathan Agnew.

Release: PC CD-ROM and PlayStation® 1 scheduled for May 2002
Age Rating: ELSPA 3+
Developer: Empire Interactive Entertainment

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