REDWOOD CITY, CA – July 15, 2008 - Hudson Entertainment, the North American publishing arm for HUDSON SOFT, announced today they are bringing FISHING MASTER WORLD TOUR, a sequel to the popular FISHING MASTER back to the platform this winter. Published by Hudson Entertainment and distributed in North America by Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., FISHING MASTER WORLD TOUR will be available nationwide in Winter of 2009 .
The new FISHING MASTER WORLD TOUR offers over 200 different types of fish to catch and enables players to catch fish in their native waters around the world in the first ever global fishing game on the Wii. Players now have over forty different locations to fish from in seven different regions. Fish on Easter Island, under the Golden Gate Bridge, on the Amazon River and many more exotic global locations.
“FISHING MASTER set the standard for realistic fishing fun, and FISHING MASTER WORLD TOUR really takes the gameplay to the next level,” said Dai Kudo, head of the console division at Hudson Entertainment. “Featuring a global fishing environment, over 200 different types of fish to catch, more realistic controls, wi-fi laddering and addictive multiplayer battle modes, FISHING MASTER WORLD TOUR will provide countless hours of fun for the entire family.”
Staying true to the first version’s realistic controls, players use the Wii Remote™ and Nunchuk™,to battle fish as you would in real life. Pull the Wii Remote left and right as the fish fights you from the end of the line and adjust your drag to avoid breaking your line. Once you have your skills down, take on some friends with four person multiplayer modes.
Additional new features in FISHING MASTER WORLD TOUR include ‘Boss Battles’ where players can catch rare fish with exclusive boss battle controls. A ‘Trolling’ mode has also been added to allow players to fish off the coast in places like Hawaii on the back of fishing boats. Who will be the first to hook the Big One?
Other significant enhancements to the sequel are the multiplayer modes. Wi-Fi Laddering lets players compete online against other Fishing Masters over who will catch the biggest fish in various worldwide locations. Players will also enjoy new local Multiplayer Battle Modes which enable them to play against their friends and family members in all new different battle modes.
For more information about FISHING MASTER WORLD TOUR or Hudson Entertainment visit www.Hudsonentertainment.com.