Codemasters Brings World Renowned Cricket Legend Brian Lara Back to the PC This Summer

Codemasters Brings World Renowned
Cricket Legend Brian Lara Back to the PC This Summer

Pre-orders For Brian Lara
International Cricket 2005 Now Available On Official Game Site 

New York – June 3, 2005 –
Codemasters, a leading global publisher of interactive entertainment, is
bringing one of cricket’s greatest players ever, the West Indian captain Brian
Lara, back to video games this summer with Brian Lara International Cricket

Boasting a 10 year heritage as the
definitive cricket game series, Brian Lara International Cricket 2005 will
deliver all the atmosphere and excitement of major international cricket, in One
Day, Tests and Tournaments, when it launches this July for the PC.

Now available through pre-orders on
the games’ official website
  Brian Lara International Cricket 2005
will capture all the exciting, athletic, skilful and technical elements of the
sport. Featuring the perfect balance of gripping gameplay through batting,
bowling or fielding, gripping One-Day Internationals, atmospheric Test Matches,
fast Double Wicket games, challenging tournaments and even classic historic
clashes and squads from some of the greatest names from cricket history, Brian
Lara International Cricket 2005 is the essential game for any fan of the sport.

For competitive cricket fans, the
game supports multiplayer action for up to four players, with two players per
team. Players can join the team at any time during a match, providing ideal drop
in or drop out play, and perfect if you’re engaged in a 5-Day Test!

Visually reflecting the contemporary
style of televised cricket, the game will also offer intelligent commentary from
some of the biggest and most recognizable names in cricket, including Jonathan
Agnew, David Gower and Ian Bishop.

Prepare to don your cricket whites
as Brian Lara International Cricket 2005 gets ready to bowl you over this
summer. Until then, more information and pre-orders are available online at

NOTE: In Australia and New Zealand,
the game will be published as "Ricky Ponting International Cricket.”

About Codemasters Codemasters is a
global interactive entertainment company with offices in New York City, England,
France, Spain, Holland and Germany. Founded in the UK in 1986, Codemasters
publishes award-winning software for the PC, next generation video game consoles
and online gaming. Codemasters develops original titles such as Operation
Flashpoint (PC Game-of-the-year) and ToCA Race Driver, as well as games based on
top licensed properties including American Idol, MTV Music Generator and IndyCar
Series. Additional information about Codemasters and its products can be found