These days power washing and hotel renovation are just a valid game type as shooting aliens or punching people in the face, and now console owners can try their hand at commercial fishing as Fishing: North Atlantic has launched on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
“This realistic commercial fishing simulator sees players sail throughout Nova Scotia’s awe-inspiring open waters while commanding a crew eager to bring in gargantuan tuna and other prime ocean life,” say creators Misc Games. “It’s a tough, risky job — but with a little luck and lots of practice, players will become a captain worthy of their own sea shanty!”
“We couldn’t be happier with the console versions of Fishing: North Atlantic,” adds Yasemin Hamurcu, COO at Misc Games. “When the game initially launched on PC last year, there was significant demand from the community to bring the title to consoles as well. Today was a long time coming, and I’m certain our fans will love the work we’ve done to make Fishing: North Atlantic a joy to play on their preferred platform. It’s time to dive in and get to business!”
Believe it or not the game is a sequel to the PC game Fishing: Barents Sea which clearly must have been a big enough to warrant a sequel. As ever, those lovely PR people have supplied us with some key features.
- True to Life Detail: Every island, inlet, harborfront, and rocky crag is meticulously crafted after real-world map data of Nova Scotia. Being one of Canada’s maritime provinces means players will have their hands full when it comes to navigating and exploring this vast open world.
- Ship-Shape Vessels Abound: With over 27 different ships to choose from, all of which are based on real vessels, players will have loads of options to choose from when it comes to picking a boat of their own. There’s even officially licensed equipment from Hermes, Scanmar, and Skipasyn to be found throughout the bridges!
- Hooks ‘n Lines: Catching swordfish is quite a bit different from trapping lobsters. Which is why harpooning, trawling, deeplining, and many more fishing techniques are part of the game. Players will learn all the ins and outs of what it takes to be a commercial fisherman
- When it Rains, it Pours: Part of the captain’s duties is to ensure the crew isn’t needlessly trying to haul up crab pots in the middle of a thunderstorm, which is why it’s important for players to monitor GPS and weather conditions to make sure everyone aboard can work safely
Fishing: North Atlantic is available now for PlayStation 4 and Windows PC via Steam for $34.99, and Xbox One with a limited-time launch discount for $29.99 USD.
Source: Press release