It’s been talked about for the last two seasons. The rumor was that there was a video game of “Deadliest Catch” being made and some had even speculated that a “game” crew had travelled to Dutch Harbor a few months back. So the news is out now, there’s definitely a game, and it will be available to the public in April of 2008! Check out the details:
Life and Death on the Bering Sea
Battle 40-foot waves, storms, ice and a nearly 100-percent crewmember injury rate in the dangerous hunt for undersea riches on the Bering Sea with the new video game “Deadliest Catch Alaskan Storm,” to be launched on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PC in April 2008. The game was inspired by Sig, Edgar and Norman Hansen — three brothers who have made their living crab fishing on the Bering Sea aboard their family’s fishing vessel, the Northwestern. The Hansen brothers started game development with Liquid Dragon Studios in October 2005.The Hansens and the Northwestern are featured on Discovery Channel’s highest rated and Emmy®-nominated series — “Deadliest Catch.” The series that captivated nearly three million viewers each week returns for a fourth season this April.Whether the gamer is a die-hard fan or someone who has never seen the Discovery Channel series, “Deadliest Catch Alaskan Storm” is an immersive and challenging experience, putting them at the helm of one the world’s most dangerous jobs — that of a crab boat captain in the icy Bering Sea.Captain Sig Hansen personally announces the game he inspired with a video on Discovery.com at www.discovery.com/deadliestcatch. Every Tuesday until “Deadliest Catch Alaskan Storm” launches, a new video featuring captains or crewmembers from the “Deadliest Catch” series discussing the game will be released at www.discovery.com/deadliestcatch.”Deadliest Catch Alaskan Storm” is being developed by Liquid Dragon Studios (www.liquiddragon.com). The exclusive crew videos were filmed on location on the Bering Sea by Hi-Five Films (www.hifivefilms.com). The game is published by Greenwave, a recently established video game publisher based in Seattle. The game will be available April 2008 for the Xbox® 360 video game system from Microsoft and for PC. The game is not yet rated. For more information about “Deadliest Catch Alaskan Storm,” visit www.alaskanstorm.com or www.greenwavegames.com.
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