It’s a great time to be a Sega fanatic. Sega Rally is back, NiGHTS is back, and now they’ve officially announced a new Wii version of Sega Bass Fishing, the classic angling sim from the Dreamcast and NAOMI days. The game came complete with a novelty fishing rod controller which brought indescribable tension and pleasure to the virtual fishing experience. Naturally, the Wiimote will provide the perfect stand-in for this rather specialised peripheral (although we did used to play Soul Calibur with it).
Here’s some info, straight from the fish’s mouth:
“With over 20 different types of lures to choose from, gamers can cast off using the Wii Remote to try and land one of four different types of freshwater bass. SEGA Bass Fishing also offers gamers the freedom to select time-of-day and season during play which impacts the activity of the fish, their appetite, and their depth. When players hook a big one, they can use the motion sensor to reel it in! Featuring 15 beautifully designed lake environments, SEGA Bass Fishing has four fun-filled game modes including Arcade, Tournament, Practice and Nature Trip modes.”
It looks extremely like the Dreamcast version, suggesting a direct(ish) port. It would have been nice to see some new Wii features – maybe a live weather element using the machine’s online connection to synch the in-game conditions with your local climate – lots of Japanese fishing games do that sort of thing already.