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Deadliest Catch coming to Xbox 360

Sig, Edgar and Norman Hansen, the three brothers whose dangerous crab fishing adventures are the centerpiece of Discovery Chanel’s “Deadliest Catch”, are banking on the show’s phenomenal success as they move to bring the real-life television show to videogame form with Deadliest Catch Alaskan Storm.

The project began in October 2005 when the Hansen brothers teamed up with developer Liquid Dragon Studios to begin putting the game together. Now, with newcomer publisher Greenwave onboard (no pun intended), Deadliest Catch Alaskan Storm is set for release in April of this year.

Whether the game will be a hit or not remains to be seen, but to their credit, both the Hansens and the team at Liquid Dragon have gone to great lengths to bring realism to the game with four real Bering Sea harbors and 34,000 miles of real Bering Sea coastline created from the United States Geological Survey along with “the best wave effects in a video game to date”.

The official game announcement video, hosted by Captain Sig Hansen himself, can be viewed at www.discovery.com/deadliestcatch and new videos, featuring Captains and crewmembers from the show, are promised to arrive every Tuesday until game launch.

I’ve included a few screenshots from the game below.

Any thoughts or comments?

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February 27, 2008 - Posted by | Games, Screenshots

2 Comments »

  1. Screens look good enough. Videos on the site don’t reveal much..
    It all depends on the gameplay I guess. If they can keep the repetitivity (is that even a word??) away, they could have something good. As an achievement wh*re, I don’t see myself fishing for crabs for 1000gs to be honest..

    Illu out

    Comment by Illum1na | February 27, 2008 | Reply

  2. I have my doubts, but I’ll hold off judgment until I’ve seen more.
    However, if they really want my money, they need to release Miami Ink: The Videogame.

    SUMMARY: As owner of a high-end tattoo parlor located in the quirky South Beach area of Miami, your goal is to build a sizable list of ego-centric clientele while managing the much-ado-about-nothing problems of your oversensitive staff.
    Perfect your koi fish tattooing skills while amassing a small fortune by way of customers willing to pay $1000 and more for your signature work.
    With Miami Ink: The Videogame, fans everywhere can “virtually” live the dream of becoming one of the most sought after tattoo artists in the country. 😛

    *NOTE: I actually dig the show Miami Ink quite a bit

    Comment by rabid72 | February 28, 2008 | Reply


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