Sega Bass Fishing Hooks Wii Release

On Friday, Sega quietly announced an updated Wii installment in the popular Sega Bass Fishing franchise. Due for release in early 2008, Sega Bass Fishing for the Wii will take advantage of the Wii Remote and Nunchuk motion controls to get you reeling in four different breeds of bass. The game will feature four modes — Arcade, Tournament, Practice and Nature Trip — more than 20 lures, 15 lake locations (seven brand new for the Wii, four from the classic arcade game and four from the Dreamcast version) and various time-of-day and seasonal conditions to choose from.

Cool to see this coming to the Wii for sure, but fishing games and motion controllers are nothing new — going back to Agetec’s Bass Landing from the PS1, for example (which I still have proudly in my collection). And to be honest, this may be a small step backwards in terms of controls. I mean, the Dreamcast Sega Bass Fishing had its own fishing controller too. It’s hard to imagine the Wiimote being better than an actual fishing rod controller. Although, motion-sensing technology is certainly more advanced than it was back then, so it very well could be…

Visit the official Sega Bass Fishing game page for all the details. First screenshots pictured below.

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