Bandai Namco Entertainment America Inc. has announced that ACE ANGLER: FISHING SPIRITS is now available for the Nintendo Switch as a digital download. The game brings the series’ arcade fishing experience to consoles for the first time in the Americas.
ACE ANGLER: FISHING SPIRITS introduces players to Marine Medal Mania, an aquarium-themed amusement park where they can explore and experience exciting games among five distinct attractions. In the main Ace Angler+ mode, anglers compete to catch fish and earn medals they can use to spin for prizes. Players can also collect from more than 250 different types of fish to store in their personal aquarium. ACE ANGLER: FISHING SPIRITS features single-player, couch co-op, and online multiplayer in a variety of game modes.
“We’re thrilled to bring ACE ANGLER: FISHING SPIRITS to console players in the Americas for the first time.” “ACE ANGLER: FISHING SPIRITS brings the great spirit of fishing competition to video games, letting players take on friends and family in fun casual game modes, and go online to compete with fishers from around the world.”
Yayoi Tomidokoro – Producer at Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc
In addition to the arcade-style Fishing Medal game, which sees players rise through the ranks to become the “Ace Angler”, the game also challenges players to follow quests to clean the world’s oceans for a sustainable future in Story Mode, play aquatic-themed medal pusher games, enjoy multiplayer games like Gator Panic and Goldfish Scooping in Party Mode, and even wage online battles for the first time in the series.
Features and Game Modes:
- Ace Angler +, The Fishing Medal Game – Experience ACE ANGLER’s arcade version at home with up to four players, where players can easily mimic the use of fishing rods to catch fish with the Nintendo Switch’s Joy-Cons.
- Story Mode: Legend of the Poisoned Seas – Players are challenged to travel across the globe and rescue the oceans from poison and garbage for future generations. By clearing time sensitives, players can advance the story, and learn fascinating facts about actual marine life.
- Online Ultimate Angler Competition – Engage in online fishing battles where up to four people can catch fish, collect stars for each victory earned, and aim to become the Ultimate Angler.
- Ace Angler Party – This mode features 12 marine-themed party games, along with other fishing competitions where players compete to catch the heaviest or most valuable fish. Medal Pusher Game: Shark Fever – The goal of this game is to catch a great white shark by knocking down five balls to trigger a Shark Battle to receive many Medals.