April 21, 2009
GRIFFIN INTERNATIONAL AND BASS
PRO SHOPS ANNOUNCE THE 2009 RELEASE OF THE HUNT AND THE STRIKE VIDEOGAMES
The Hunt and The Strike Combine
Authentic, Immersive, Hunting and Fishing Gameplay with Uniquely Innovative
Fishing Pole and Rifle Controllers
Videogame and peripheral developer
and manufacturer, Griffin International, videogame publisher XS Games, and the
#1 outdoor retailer in America, Bass Pro Shops, today revealed the first details
of the upcoming outdoor sports videogames, The Strike and The Hunt. Currently in
development, The Hunt and The Strike aim to deliver the most realistic hunting
and fishing experiences to-date, combining detailed environments and engaging
gameplay with highly interactive fishing pole and rifle controllers. The Hunt
and The Strike will be available for Xbox 360® video game and entertainment
system from Microsoft, the Wii™, and PC in 2009.
"By combining unique fishing pole
and rifle peripherals with high-quality, immersive gameplay, The Strike and The
Hunt truly capture the thrill of fishing and hunting and the memories and
stories that go along with these beloved pastimes," says Justin Royer, Vice
President of Marketing and Brands at Griffin International. "As The Strike and
The Hunt will appeal to gamers of all types, we think they have the potential to
become the next must-have active, social party games."
The Strike puts the fishing rod in
players’ hands as they head out to their favorite fishing holes, including ten
of North America’s greatest lakes. Featuring realistic lake bottom topography,
advanced graphics, life-like fish behaviors, fully customizable characters and
an abundance of boats, lures, rods and reels, The Strike offers virtual anglers
the most realistic fishing game experience to-date. Players will enjoy a variety
of game-play modes including Quick Fish, Career and Bass Pro Shops Invitational
Tournament, or they can compete with friends in boat racing and casting
The Hunt drops players into the
wilderness of North America’s most famous hunting locations where players will
be able to stalk and hunt their prey using a variety of different
firearms-bolt-action rifles, shotguns, pistols, bows, and knives. To help them
in their hunt they will use Bass Pro Shops gear and equipment like calls,
scents, stands and a uniquely designed GPS to guide the player to the action.
The Hunt features three game modes: Quick Hunt, Career Mode, and the Bass Pro
Shops Continental Classic Hunting Championship as well as four mini-games
(Target Range shooting, ATV Racing, Blind Fire, and Coyote Cruise).
To develop The Strike and The Hunt,
Griffin International is leveraging its Psyclone division, a leading developer
of videogame accessories, to build the custom fishing pole and rifle
peripherals. The software is being developed by Piranha Games Inc., a Vancouver
based game development company with 10 years experience and 17 shipped titles.
The Strike and The Hunt are
scheduled for release in Fall 2009.