San Francisco, CA -- Feb 18, 2009 -- Shimano Xtreme Fishing challenges players to choose a weapon for a whole new take on fishing.
Embracing the wilder side of sport fishing, Shimano Xtreme Fishing is the only videogame to let players take the fight to the fish with bow and speargun in addition to the traditional rod and reel. Featuring cutting-edge fishing gear like Shimano Voltaeus fishing rods, Hoyt bows, AMS Bowfishing reels and accessories, and Muzzy arrow points, players hunt for a legendary catch from the deck of a free-roaming boat or underwater in full SCUBA gear.
But don't think that the hunt will be easy, because the more extreme the gear, the more extreme the fish... More than 40 varieties inhabit the massive environments, with huge predators like sharks and alligators guarding the hottest fishing spots. Shimano Xtreme Fishing takes players through exotic environments ranging from the cold, dark waters of a North American reservoir to a roaring Amazon waterfall, eerie submerged Mayan ruins, the hidden lagoons of a southern island, and the shark-infested shipwrecks of a tropical sea.
Once the weapons - bowfishing gear, fishing rod, or spear gun and SCUBA - have been chosen, players can compete to unlock new tackle, clothing, and sporting accessories in a series of challenging tournaments, each with beautiful scenery and unique time and weather conditions. Players looking for a more open-ended fishing trip can roam the vast environments in search of new hot spots while mastering their weapons of choice in Free Fish mode.
"We weren't interested in creating just another fishing game," said Bill Swartz, Head Woof of Mastiff. "We wanted to give players something new - the very best equipment, an incredible selection of fish and locations, and most importantly, the rush that comes from extreme fishing, whether with rod, bow or spear."
Shimano Xtreme Fishing will be available for Wii TM in summer 2009.
Mastiff is a publisher of interactive entertainment with offices in Tokyo and San Francisco. Recent titles from Mastiff include IGN Editor's Choice award winner Moon for Nintendo DS TM and Deer Drive for Wii. Please visit http://www.mastiff-games.com for more information.
About Shimano American Corporation
Shimano American Corporation, the U.S.-based subsidiary of Shimano, Inc., is a multi-national manufacturer of bicycle components and fishing tackle. Known for the technology and innovation it brings to fishing tackle, Shimano is targeting anglers nationwide with its new Volteaus rod series. For more information, visit http://fish.shimano.com or your local tackle dealer.
Hoyt Archery is based in Salt Lake City, UT USA and is a leader in top-of-the-line compound and recurve archery products. To learn more about Hoyt products visit http://www.hoyt.com.
About AMS Bowfishing
AMS Bowfishing is a US based company, dedicated to the sport of bowfishing, that prides itself in being a leader in the bowfishing industry. AMS Bowfishing is well known for its popular AMS Retriever bowfishing reels and for providing the highest quality bowfishing equipment and customer service. The company also manufactures and distributes an assortment of bowfishing specific products, such as bowfishing specific bows, complete bowfishing arrows, arrow rests, and big game bowfishing equipment. For more information, visit http://www.amsbowfishing.com.
Muzzy Products Corporation, a leading maker of arrows and accessories for bowfishing and bowhunting, is headquartered in Cartersville, Georgia. Muzzy products are used all over the world and have taken every imaginable species available. For more information please see http://muzzy.com.
Michael Meyers Public Relations