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Bandai Namco bringing Ace Angler: Fishing Spirits to Switch

Posted on August 15, 2022 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch

Ace Angler: Fishing Spirits

Original (7/31): Bandai Namco will be releasing Ace Angler: Fishing Spirits on Switch, the company has confirmed. This is a sequel to the previous entry, Fishing Spirits: Nintendo Switch Version.

In Japan and Asia, the title will be available on October 27, 2022. Thus far Bandai Namco hasn’t announced any plans for the west. However, the version for Asia will support English.

Ace Angler: Fishing Spirits is set in an aquarium-themed amusement park with five different attractions. There’ll be fishing games and other fish-themed games that can be played alone or with friends. As players collect Medals in each of the attractions, they’ll be able to obtain new fish. The end goal is to create the world’s greatest aquarium.

Here’s some additional information:

This title features a collaboration with the popular “Encyclopedia of Unfortunate Creatures” series. Some of the creatures from the “Encyclopedia of Unfortunate Creatures” have escaped into the game! By catching them, not only will you learn a range of fascinating facts about their ecology, you will also get to compete in a special fishing competition featuring the illustrations from the series.

[Ace Angler +]

A request has arrived from the “Encyclopedia of Unfortunate Creatures”. By catching certain creatures in “Ace Angler +”, you can unlock a range of fascinating information about unfortunate creatures.

  • Catch the creatures that have escaped from the “Encyclopedia of Unfortunate Creatures” and return them to earn rewards.
  • Check the encyclopedia after you’ve caught each animal to learn about their adorably unfortunate characteristics.

[Competition Mode]

The Unfortunate Animal Competition is a fishing contest in which the goal is to catch “unfortunate creatures” living in the sea! Catch as many as you can, and claim the crown!

Real Fish facts overseen by the “Prince of Fish”, Karibu Suzuki!

The fun fish facts and quizzes which can be found throughout the title have all been included under the careful supervision of Karibu Suzuki, famous in Japan as the Fish Prince. More than just fun, this title teaches its users all about marine life.

Get a look at a trailer for the game below. 

Ace Angler: Fishing Spirits will be sold standalone and with a rod controller bundle, with the latter including a download code for the “Pirate Outfit Set”. Additionally, as an early purchase / download version bonus, players will be given the “Urashima Taro Set”.

The official Japanese website can be found here.

Update (8/15): Bandai Namco has now announced Ace Angler: Fishing Spirits for North America, though it will presumably be digital-only in the west. We’ve included the U.S. announcement trailer below.

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