Reverb Publishing and Big John Games Bring Big Bass Arcade ™to Retail This March

Twain Harte, CA—February 21, 2012— Grab your fishing rod, hook a lure, and get ready to catch the biggest, baddest fish around! Developed Big John Games and published by Reverb Publishing, Big Bass Arcade™ will be the best way to get your fishing fix when it launches this March exclusively for the Wii™ system.

Following on the footsteps of the popular WiiWare™ version of the game, this retail release of Big Bass Arcade , allows players to get directly to the core of reeling in a big one by forgoing the tedious search for the perfect spot and bringing players directly to their prize. Big Bass Arcade puts the focus on timed events, big catches, and maximizing high scores, bringing an arcade approach to fishing and making this the most exciting fishing game for the Wii.

Big Bass Arcade goes back to the basics: letting players experience instant action and catch tons of fish.  Leveraging 17 years of fishing game experience and technology, Big Bass Arcade showcases incredible graphics, true-to-life fish behaviors, spectacular animations and second-to-none fish AI, all evident from the first cast. Additionally, players have more game control than ever before featuring two control options to choose from (Wii Remote™/Nunchuk™ motion controllers or the +Control Pad accessory) for casting, reeling, and controlling the fish-fighting action.

Big Bass Arcade is the latest version of the Big Bass Arcade franchise, currently available on Nintendo DSiWare™ and WiiWare. Looking better than ever, Big John Games is bringing more life to the visuals, great music, improved sound effects and flat-out more big bass action into this retail iteration than ever before, including:

  • 32 multi-day tournament events
  • 10 unique lakes
  • 7 catchable fish species, including Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, Muskie, Northern Pike, Bluegill, and Crappie
  • 40 fishing challenges from bass-only, any fish, single day to Catchem All!
  • Bonus casting challenges for each lake
  • Keep the Records coming with a progressive world record bass tracker
This March, join the North American Fishing Club and fishing fans around the world with the launch of Big Bass Arcade , rated by the ESRB. For more information about the Big Bass Arcade™ franchise of games, please visit: www.bigjohngames.com.

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About Reverb Publishing:

Founded in 2010, Reverb Publishing offers digital publishing to independent game developers on PlayStation Network, Xbox LIVE Arcade, WiiWare, Steam, iOS and Droid, by combining production and business development support paired with the proven public relations and marketing agency expertise from its parent company, Reverb Communications. Reverb Publishing’s unique business model is form fitted for studios, ensuring that they receive the majority of the game’s revenue and maintain ownership of their titles while Reverb handles all the non-developmental tasks including production support, navigating QA, and preparing for product submission.

The PR veterans at Reverb Communications have worked on recognizable brands like Guitar Hero, Rock Band, The Beatles: Rock Band, Dance Central, Star Trek Online, as well as stellar digital titles like ZEN Pinball, Battle Slots, Army of Darkness, BloodRayne Betrayal, Kung Fu LIVE and many more. For more information about Reverb Publishing, please visit www.reverbpublishing.com.

About Big John Games

Big John Games is an independently owned video game development studio located in Edina, Minnesota. Its team of game designers, engineers, artists, and animators are dedicated to developing great games for all audiences. Over the years, the Big John Games staff has partnered with leaders in the game publishing industry to produce numerous successful video entertainment products.

Big John Games has a long history in developing top selling fishing games, including Zebco 3D Pro, FLW Professional Bass Tournament, USA Bass, and Trophy Bass for PC and XBOX. These successful fishing action games have combined sales of over one million units to date. Big John Games is proud to be an authorized developer for the Nintendo DS™ and Wii™ systems. For more information please visit www.bigjohngames.com and their Facebook page.  


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