Gamers and aspiring anglers alike can experience the thrill of battling big bass and other players across a variety of real-world venues when Bassmaster Fishing 2022, the Official Video Game, releases October 28.
Today Dovetail Games, developer and publisher of authentic sports simulation titles, shared details on exciting new gameplay modes and features coming to the sportfishing game.
True to real life, players can enjoy Career Mode, where they’ll fish their way to the top by competing in the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series presented by Bass Pro Shops, Basspro.com Bassmaster Opens and Bassmaster Elite Series to qualify for the ultimate bass anglers’ challenge, the Bassmaster Classic. Players can take this journey on with one of 10 playable Elite Series anglers or create their own custom character, complete with their choice of supporting sponsors.
As players compete, they will experience eight diverse venues crafted to accurately recreate the depths, fish species, native vegetation and local points of interest, earning in-game Bass Bucks to unlock different types of lures, tackle, rods and more so they can bring the right equipment for each unique venue.
Adding a new twist to multiplayer, the game will pit players against each other in the Bassmaster Royale multiplayer mode. This all-new game mode challenges anglers to be the last player fishing, competing together against the clock and challenging anglers to bring in the best weight. Smart angling, location choices and strategic use of the underwater camera will be necessary to avoid being eliminated as the competition heats up.
The Freedom Fishing multiplayer mode allows gamers to enjoy a relaxing game with friends. Simply choose a venue to explore and fish noncompetitively. This is the ideal way to practice for the tournament game modes.
Multiplayer modes feature cross-play between all platforms, allowing anglers to play with friends no matter which platform they have.
Developed and published by Dovetail Games, Bassmaster Fishing 2022 will be available beginning Oct. 28 in North America and Europe on the PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, Xbox Series X|S, the Xbox One family of devices, including the Xbox One X and Xbox Game Pass, and Windows PC via Steam.