Reverb Publishing and Big John Games Bring Big Bass Arcade™ to Retail This March

Twain Harte, CA - February 21, 2012 - Grab your fishing rod, hook a lure, and get ready to catch the biggest, baddest fish around! Developed Big John Games and published by Reverb Publishing, Big Bass Arcade™ will be the best way to get your fishing fix when it launches this March exclusively for the Wii™ system. Following on the footsteps of the popular WiiWare™ version of the game, this retail release of Big Bass Arcade, allows players to get directly to the core of reeling in a big one by forgoing the tedious search for the perfect spot and bringing players directly to their prize. Big Bass Arcade puts the focus on timed events, big catches, and maximizing high scores, bringing an arcade approach to fishing and making this the most exciting fishing game for the Wii.

Big Bass Arcade goes back to the basics: letting players experience instant action and catch tons of fish.  Leveraging 17 years of fishing game experience and technology, Big Bass Arcade showcases incredible graphics, true-to-life fish behaviors, spectacular animations and second-to-none fish AI, all evident from the first cast. Additionally, players have more game control than ever before featuring two control options to choose from (Wii Remote™/Nunchuk™ motion controllers or the +Control Pad accessory) for casting, reeling, and controlling the fish-fighting action.

Big Bass Arcade is the latest version of the Big Bass Arcade franchise, currently available on Nintendo DSiWare™ and WiiWare. Looking better than ever, Big John Games is bringing more life to the visuals, great music, improved sound effects and flat-out more big bass action into this retail iteration than ever before, including:

  • 32 multi-day tournament events
  • 10 unique lakes
  • 7 catchable fish species, including Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, Muskie, Northern Pike, Bluegill, and Crappie
  • 40 fishing challenges from bass-only, any fish, single day to Catchem All!
  • Bonus casting challenges for each lake
  • Keep the Records coming with a progressive world record bass tracker

This March, join the North American Fishing Club and fishing fans around the world with the launch of Big Bass Arcade, rated E by the ESRB.