MINNEAPOLIS, MN – June 2, 2010 – Psyclone, XS Games, and the #1 outdoor retailer in America, Bass Pro Shops, today announced that Bass Pro Shops: The HuntTM is now available for the WiiTM from Nintendo and Microsoft Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft platforms at retailers nationwide.
“With last year’s highly successful launch of Bass Pro Shops: The Strike, we were extremely excited to bring hunting enthusiasts the same authentic experience,” said Chip Pederson, director of gaming at Psyclone Games. “With the release of The Hunt, we strive to bring consumers fun and memorable gameplay, coupled with the Hunting Controller peripheral, adding additional appeal to the overall hunting experience.”
Featuring both realistic and deep single player hunting simulation gameplay with fast-paced, arcade mini games, The Hunt also comes loaded with three game modes: Season Hunt, Free Hunt, and Mini-Games. The five mini-games consist of Duck Hunt, Target Range shooting, ATV Racing, Blind Fire, and Forest Frenzy. 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.
In The Hunt, players will explore ten diverse North American hunting locations, with each map featuring 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 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.
The Hunt is now available at major retailers nationwide including Bass Pro Shops, bassproshops.com, Sam’s Club, Target, Best Buy and Game Stop. For a full listing of retailers or to experience videos, screenshots, player forum, and more, visit www.TheHuntGame.com.
*The Hunting Controller listed is specific to the Wii version of the game.