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Shimano Xtreme Fishing

Platform(s): Wii
Genre: Sports
Publisher: Mastiff
Release Date: Sept. 29, 2009

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'Shimano Xtreme Fishing' (Wii) Off the Hook Sweepstakes Gets You Gear

by Rainier on Oct. 8, 2009 @ 2:22 p.m. PDT

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.

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.

From Oct. 12 to Nov. 22, visitors to the official Shimano Xtreme Fishing website will be asked to answer a trivia question about Shimano Xtreme Fishing. Upon answering the question, they will be entered for a chance to win an assortment of merchandise from top fishing goods manufacturers featured in the game. A new trivia question will be posted each week, and Web site visitors can enter up to once per week.
 
The grand-prize winner will reel in more than $1,000 worth of prizes including a Shimano Voltaeus 7-foot MH spinning rod with a Sonora 2500 spinning reel, a Hoyt AlphaMax bow, and a Muzzy Pro Extreme Bowfishing Kit, a Retriever Pro Combo Kit and Ghosted Fish hoody from AMS Bowfishing, and a copy of Shimano Xtreme Fishing for the Wii.
 
Nine runners-up will also receive their own copies of Shimano Xtreme Fishing for Wii, plus apparel from Hoyt and AMS Bowfishing.


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