India (sort of) gets their first Xbox 360 exclusive

By Spencer . November 29, 2007 . 10:17am


Microsoft brought the Xbox 360 over to India with games like Gears of War, Project Sylpheed and Vampire Rain. But what about local tastes? Microsoft is trying hard to appeal to Japan with Ninety Nine Nights and Lost Odyssey. Is Microsoft going to design a game with India in mind?


Not yet, but Codemasters is taking a stab at it with Yuvraj Singh International Cricket 2007. This really isn’t an India exclusive like Korea’s karaoke game. Yuvraj Singh International Cricket 2007 is actually a repackaged version of Brian Lara International Cricket 2007 or if you’re in Oceania it’s called Ricky Ponting International Cricket 2007. However, it is interesting to note that some company is thinking about India as a serious market. At least serious enough to tweak the title screen and put a local face on the cover of their game.

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  • As someone living in the states I’d personally love to get my hands on a cricket game of some kind… if for no other reason than to try and figure out how the game is played.

    Of course I’m probably in the extreme minority, though I’m used to it since I like soccer and curling.

  • Ryu Kazama

    I’ve played Biran Lara before and I didn’t like it. Then again, I don’t like the real life game either (yes, yes, I am brown and I don’t like cricket.). Visually, the game was incredibly bland as well…as bland as it looks in real life too. So I guess it’s realistic there then.

    I personally think the game appeals pretty much for Cricket fans. I don’t exactly like football (soccer) either but even I enjoy the Pro Evolution Soccer series. A shame a cricket game can’t do the same thing for me.

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