The long awaited killer app for the PlayStation Vita has finally been revealed. No, I’m not talking about Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified nor am I referring to a Metal Gear Solid game bound for Sony’s handheld gaming device. I’m instead talking about Let’s Fish! Hooked On, an anime fishing game which will push the limits of the Vita as we know it.
Ok, so I may have been a bit sarcastic in hyping up Let’s Fish! Hooked On, but seeing as how there’s barely any action on the Vita right now the game could very well become a thing that hooks, no pun intended, gamers in. Announced today via the PlayStation Blog, Let’s Fish! Hooked On has now been localized for the Western market after being released in Japan already. I don’t know how many people, if any, would’ve imported the game already but if you haven’t now is your chance to partake in some intense fishing action whilst playing as an overly bubbly anime girl.
Scheduled to arrive on the Vita this Fall, just in time for the Vita Holiday release rush, Let’s Fish! Hooked On aims to blend two things everyone loves: anime and arcade fishing gameplay. On second thought the amount of people who enjoy both of those things may be smaller than I thought, but if you enjoyed games such as Sega Bass Fishing then you may want to give Let’s Fish! Hooked On a shot as the game is developed by the same people responsible for Sega’s premier fishing title.
The inclusion of anime characters in Let’s Fish! may seem a bit odd, though such a thing is included to bolster the story mode in the game. Meant to provide some levity to the always intense experience that is trying to lure a salmon, the story mode is only a portion of the experience as gamers can skip all the lolli fluff in favor of straight up fishing.
It may not be possible to use a fishing rod peripheral for Let’s Fish! (rest in peace Dreamcast), but the game will utilize both the front touchscreen and the rear touchpad in order to catch the nine different types of fish present in the game.
Chances are Let’s Fish! Hooked On won’t become a killer app for the Vita this Fall as fishing games are incredibly niche. With that said, I wouldn’t be surprised if the game obtains a following of gamers since fishing games are few and far between these days and Vita owners are just hungry for something to play.