REDWOOD CITY, CA - July 5, 2007 - Hudson Entertainment, the North American publishing arm for Hudson Soft, and Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. today announced Fishing Master TM exclusively for the Wii TM home video game system from Nintendo, an arcade style fishing game that armchair angling aficionados of all skill levels can enjoy. Under a publishing deal, Hudson will publish this title, while Konami will handle sales and distribution in North America.
Fishing gets closer to home in the upcoming game Fishing Master, a title that takes arcade style fishing and updates it for a whole new generation. Utilizing both the Wii Remote TM and Nunchuk TM , players will be able to bait, cast, hook,&battle a variety of different fish, all from the comfort of their living rooms.
In Fishing Master, players assume the role of an up-and-coming fisherman tasked by his grandfather to compete in increasingly difficult fishing tournaments to attain the coveted Fishing Master title. Deep in accessible and varied gameplay, Fishing Master sports an enthralling single-player mode and a four-player head-to-head multiplayer mode guaranteed to have players reeling in the fun for days.
"For years, gamers have looked to Hudson for innovative and enjoyable video gaming experiences, and we're more than excited to say that we're back with a great game like Fishing Master," said John Greiner, President and CEO of Hudson Entertainment. "Fishing Master is sure to become an instant hit with the entire family."
Fishing Master will be on display for the first time in North America at Konami's E3 booth on July 11th, 2007.
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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 introduced best-selling classic videogame franchises including Bomberman, Bonk, and Super Adventure Island. Since 2000, Hudson's mobile division has been a leading supplier of games and personalized content. Through their partnership with The Source and Death Row Records, Hudson is a leading provider of hip-hop ring tones and mobile content.
For more information on Hudson Entertainment, please visit www.hudsonent.com.
Konami is a leading developer, publisher and manufacturer of electronic entertainment properties. Konami's titles include the popular franchisesMetal Gear Solid ® , Silent Hill ® , Dance Dance Revolution ® , and Castlevania ® , among other top sellers. The latest information about Konami can be found on the Web at www.konami.com. Konami Corporation is a publicly traded company based in Tokyo, Japan with subsidiary offices, Konami Digital Entertainment, Co., Ltd. in Tokyo, Japan, Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. in the United States, and Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH in Frankfurt, Germany. Konami Corporation is traded in the United States on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol KNM. Details of the products published by Konami can be found at www.konami.com.