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Broforce dev’s next game: Cricket Through the Ages for Apple Arcade

After VR ultraviolence game Gorn left Early Access this year, people were wondering what the next game from Broforce developers Free Lives would be, and the answer to that is Cricket Through the Ages.

This isn’t a piece of reveal news, however, as Free Lives has been sharing small amounts of information about the title for the past few months. Back in January they opened up their forum for discussions around their games, and Cricket Through the Ages was given its own board.

Now know that the game is part of Apple Arcade for their mobile devices, and we have a spiffy new trailer to go along with this news (embedded below).

“Swing bats and throw balls through the intertwined histories of humankind and cricket in this one button, physics-driven game. Over a thousand years ago the human race teetered on the edge of extinction,” The game’s description reads, “Our ancestors were helpless against the mighty behemoths of the land. And then, salvation… the game of cricket was invented!”

Thanks to that description and the trailer, we see that the game takes a loose approach to the game of cricket and applies it to every field and situation we can think of. We’re not sure how a ball sport works in the vacuum of space, but we’ll apparently get to find out here.

What this new trailer doesn’t provide is a launch date. We know that Apple Arcade will go live on 19th September, but there’s no word on Cricket Through the Ages being on it on day one.

Aside from that (and the $4.99 a month price of Apple Arcade) we’re not sure if the service will be available in South Africa where Free Lives is based. It will be a bit of an odd situation if a game made here isn’t officially available to be played.

This marks the second new game to be coming to Apple Arcade that will be published by Devolver Digital. The first was Exit the Gungeon which was confirmed to be coming to other devices after its Apple Arcade launch exclusivity ended. We’re not sure if the same applies to Cricket Through the Ages, or if it will be stuck on Apple’s service in perpetuity.

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