REDWOOD CITY, CA– January 6, 2009 - Hudson Entertainment, the North American publishing arm for HUDSON SOFT, announced today FISHING MASTER WORLD TOUR is now available at retail for an SRP of $29.99. A sequel to the popular FISHING MASTER, FISHING MASTER WORLD TOUR is published by Hudson Entertainment for North and South America.
Staying true to the first version’s realistic controls, aspiring Fishing Masters use the Wii Remote™ and Nunchuk™ as they battle to hook the fish on their line, just like in real life. Players must move the Wii Remote left and right as the fish fights from the end of the line and adjust their drag so their line doesn’t break. Once gamers have the basics down, they can try their newfound skills by competing with friends via new enhancements made just for the sequel - four-person multiplayer modes! In Wi-Fi mode, players compete online against other Fishing Masters over who will catch the biggest fish in various worldwide locations. Gamers will also enjoy local multiplayer battle which enables them to play against their friends and family members in a variety of different battle modes.
In addition to the new multiplayer modes, FISHING MASTER WORLD TOUR also features‘Boss Battles’ where players can catch rare fish with exclusive boss battle controls. A Deep Sea Fishing mode has also been added to allow players to fish off the coast in places like Hawaii on the back of trolling fishing boats.
“FISHING MASTER WORLD TOUR really takes the sport of fishing to a deeper level of gameplay,” said Sabine Duvall, Vice President of Product Development at Hudson Entertainment.“We really wanted to build upon the features that were popular in the original game, and by providing gamers with competitive multiplayer battle modes, more fish, a larger variety of environments, and additional controls for young fishermen, we think this will be a great game for families and players to enjoy all winter long.”
FISHING MASTER WORLD TOUR delivers players more than 200 different types of fish to catch, enabling them to reel in fish from their native waters around the world in the first ever global fishing game on Wii. Players now have over 40 different locations to fish from in 7 different regions. Whether players are catching fish on Easter Island, under the Golden Gate Bridge or on the Amazon River, they will encounter numerous exotic locations in this fishing adventure.
About Hudson Entertainment, Inc.
Hudson Entertainment is the North American publishing arm of Hudson Soft, an international provider of games and entertainment content founded in 1973. Hudson Entertainmentfocuses on four key businesses: Console games, digital download content, mobile games, and music. Hudson introduced best-selling videogame franchises including Bomberman, Bonk, and Super Adventure Island. Hudson's mobile division is a leading supplier of games and personalized content. Through numerous partnerships with record labels, Hudson has become a leading provider of hip-hop ring tones and mobile content. For more information on Hudson Entertainment, please visit www.hudsonent.com.