Being our first, exclusive, collaboration with Sony, we are extremely proud to be able to present to you, the PlayStation community, Let’s Fish! Hooked On, the first full-scale fishing game on PS Vita, coming this Autumn. So, being given the opportunity to speak directly to real gamers, we decided to share the first public airing of the game with the first screenshots and artwork, right here.
Let’s Fish! Hooked On, which was originally released in Japan only, is developed by renowned Tokyo based SIMS, whose games include SEGA Bass Fishing and PSP launch title Ape Escape. If you hadn’t guessed already, Let’s Fish! Hooked On also has beautifully illustrated anime style artwork – designed by well-known Japanese artist Poyoyon❤Rock (whose most recent character design artwork was used for the manga series The World God Only Knows).
The game combines realistic fishing action with fast arcade-style gameplay and comes complete with a full story mode, which aims to make fishing fun for everyone. Choosing between four different characters, each with their own story line and unique skills, players are challenged to improve their skills and become World Champion by competing in a host of progressively more difficult tournaments on the World Tour.
The game is split into four different game modes, World Tour – with its character driven story line, Challenge – quick short-bursts of fishing action and online ranking, Training – to help develop your skills and Underwater Mode, which lets you view your prized catches, all of which are designed to make use of the PS Vita‘s impressive features.
The intertwining, and often humorous relationship (‘Ai’ strives to save people’s dark souls through fishing), between the game’s characters drives the story, as you see just how much fun fishing can be using the Vita’s touchscreen and rear touch pad.
For more hardcore fishing fans there’s nine different kinds of fish to catch – including Bass, Trout and Salmon – and 240 lures to earn across 11 themed outdoor stages, but the game’s arcade tendencies mean it’s fast and fun to play and has more than enough to keep you entertained, whether you know your Rainbow Trout from your King Salmon or not.
Wired Productions are very excited to be bringing Let’s Fish! Hooked On to gamers worldwide, exclusively for the PS Vita. Lots more screenshots, artworks and videos will be released in the coming weeks, along with the release date. In the meantime, follow us on www.facebook.com/LetsFishGame and on Twitter @LetsFishGame for all the latest news and competitions.
We hope you’ll be hooked later this year! Thanks for your time. *Flips tail*