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, bassproshops.com, 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 www.TheStrikeGame.com
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*The fishing pole peripheral listed is specific to the Xbox version of the game.