MINNEAPOLIS, MN - March 24, 2010 - Following the successful 2009 launch of Bass Pro Shops: The Strike, Griffin International, Psyclone Games, XS Games, and the #1 outdoor retailer in America, Bass Pro Shops, today announced that Bass Pro Shops: The Hunt will be available the first week of June 2010 for the Nintendo Wii™, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft®, and Games For Windows®.
Fun for both hunters and gamers, Bass Pro Shops: The Hunt features both realistic, deep single player hunting simulation gameplay and fast-paced, arcade mini games. Nintendo users will also enjoy an exclusive firearm peripheral, the Hunting Controller, which rests against the shoulder like a rifle and allows for more accurate shooting.
"Last year's great response to Bass Pro Shops: The Strike proved that developing the software and peripheral simultaneously is a solid strategy," said Chip Pederson, director of gaming at Psyclone Games. "We listened to the enthusiastic consumer feedback on our first title, so in addition to offering realistic single player gameplay in Bass Pro Shops: The Hunt, we've added dangerous encounters, more arcade mini-games, multiplayer and have plans for DLC."
Bass Pro Shops: The Hunt features three game modes: Quick Hunt, Career Mode, and the Bass Pro Shops Continental Classic Hunting Championship as well as five mini-games (Duck Hunt, Target Range shooting, ATV Racing, Blind Fire, and Forest Frenzy).
In Bass Pro Shops: The Hunt, players will explore ten diverse North American hunting locations. Each map features unique animals, dangerous animal encounters, randomized animal spawn points and mini-games. Players will be able to take down their prey using a variety of different firearms including bolt-action rifles, shotguns, pistols, and bows. There are 24 animals in Bass Pro Shops: The Hunt including deer, moose, alligators, bears, raccoons and more. As they stalk their prey, players use Bass Pro Shops gear and equipment such as GPS, calls, scents and more.
Bass Pro Shops: The Hunt is scheduled for release in June 2010 for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft®, the Nintendo Wii™ and Games For Windows® at retailers nationwide.
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About Griffin International
Griffin International is a major supplier, manufacturer, marketer and importer of electronics and a wide variety of other consumer products for Best Buy, Target, Wal-Mart, and other major retailers. Griffin International created the Psyclone brand to give gamers more of what they want in high-end connectors, controllers and other core video game accessories. In just five years, Psyclone has emerged in a very competitive industry to one of the top third party accessory companies.
About Bass Pro Shops Group:
Bass Pro Shops - 56 retail stores in 26 states and Canada visited by over 100 million people annually, international catalog and internet retailing, American Rod&Gun wholesale division selling to over 7,000 independently owned retail stores worldwide, Outdoor World Incentives also selling Bass Pro Shops gift cards through over 132,000 retail outlets across America and a restaurant division with 26 locations. For more information regarding Bass Pro Shops store locations, products or special events, please visit www.basspro.com . To request a free catalog call 1-800-BASSPRO.
Larry L. Whiteley
Bass Pro Shops Group