Codemasters has announced it will release Ashes Cricket 2009 for Wii in August, promising to take players closer to the action than ever before.

The Wii edition will enable up to four players to take to the field in a variety of game modes including the Ashes series, Test Matches and limited overs matches including 20 overs cricket. Batsmen will be able to use the Wii Remote to drive, cut, slog and nurdle their way through an innings, while the fielding team will be able to use the Wii Remote to polish the ball, set their field and bowl accurately applying swing/turn.

In addition to featuring the fully licensed teams from England and Australia, Ashes Cricket 2009 will feature six other Test playing nations as well as ten of the world's most recognisable stadia, including the five featuring in this summer's npower Ashes Series.

Commentary will be provided by cricketing favourites Jonathan Agnew, Shane Warne, Ian Botham, Ian Bishop and Tony Greig.

Ashes Cricket 2009 will be released for Wii in August, with PS3, Xbox 360 and PC versions to be released during the npower Ashes series.