Date added: September 24, 2009


New Fishing Game Combines Authentic Gameplay With Innovative Fishing Pole Controller.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – September XX, 2009 - Psyclone, XS Games, and the #1 outdoor retailer in America, Bass Pro Shops, today announced that Bass Pro Shops: The Strike is now available for the Microsoft Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, Wii™ from Nintendo and PC platforms at retailers nationwide.

"We are very excited to deliver a revolutionary fishing experience to consumers with the release of The Strike," said Chip Pedersen, Director of Gaming at Psyclone. "The Strike combines authentic environments based on real lakes, engaging gameplay with accurate fish and lure behaviors, and a highly interactive fishing pole controller* that allows players an immersive fishing adventure."

Players can enjoy 3 different game-play modes including Quick Fish, Career and Bass Pro Shops Invitational Tournament, or compete with friends in mini games like boat races and casting challenges. The lifelike fishing pole peripheral lets the player cast, jig, set the hook, and fight as if a real fish were on the other end of the line.

The game takes players to some of North America’s most famous fishing hot spots and features eleven types of game fish including Largemouth, Smallmouth, and Striped Bass as well as Northern Pike and Muskie. In addition, realistic lake bottom topography, real-time time–of-day light effects, advanced graphics, and authentic fishing gear from the Bass Pro Shops stores, all combine to offer virtual anglers the most comprehensive fishing game experience to-date.

The Strike is now available at major retailers nationwide including Bass Pro Shops,, Target, Best Buy, Game Stop, Toys R Us, and Walmart. For a full listing of retailers or to experience videos, screenshots, player forum, and more, visit

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*The fishing pole peripheral listed is specific to the Xbox version of the game.

About Psyclone

Founded in 2004, Psyclone is an innovative leader in the design, manufacturing, and publishing of video games, peripherals, and accessories. Focused on creating products that appeal to gamers of all levels and particularly to a new generation of mainstream gamers, Psyclone is one of the largest third party accessory companies in the world and is represented at major retailers such as Target, Best Buy, Game Stop, Toys R Us, and others. Psyclone is a division of Minneapolis based Griffin International Companies, a leading supplier, manufacturer, and marketer of consumer goods for top North American retailers.

About Bass Pro Shops

Headquartered in Springfield, Missouri, Bass Pro Shops, also an international catalog and Internet retailer currently has 55 retail locations in 26 states and Canada visited by over 100 million people per year. In addition, Bass Pro Shops also provides products and services for thousands of independent dealers world wide through its subsidiary company, American Rod & Gun. Bass Pro Shops gift cards can be purchased at over 10,000 retail outlets across America. For more information regarding Bass Pro Shops store locations, products or special events, please visit To request a free catalog call 1-800-BASS PRO.


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