Britsoft publisher Codemasters has confirmed that global cricket superstar Kevin Pietersen will be the face of its upcoming Ashes Cricket 2009, which is due for release on PS3, 360, Wii and PC.
Pietersen will be joining up with the likes of Aussie legends Ricky Ponting and Shane Warner, as well as English figurehead Ian Botham, all of which have signed up for prominent roles in the game.
“I am delighted to be involved with the official game of the Ashes,” Pietersen stated. “The game looks fantastic and I’m sure both England and Australia fans are going to relish the opportunity to take part in a virtual Ashes series. Representing your country in the Ashes is a huge honour and I can’t wait for it to start.”
Ian Botham, who alongside Shane Warne will host the game’s Legends Mode, added: “I’m sure cricket fans in England, Australia and all around the world will have a lot of fun playing against each other on Ashes Cricket 2009.
“I’m very pleased to be involved in the game and hope that the people who play it enjoy the Legends Mode. In 2005 we all saw what kind of positive effect a successful Ashes series can have on the country and hopefully the boys can emulate that this year.”