Fishing fans who were hoping to get a western release of Bandai Namco's Fishing Spirits will be delighted to hear that it's on its way under the new name of Ace Angler.

The game is also getting a re-release in Japan along with a quirky Hori-made peripheral called the 'Ace Angler Dedicated Joy-Con Attachment for Switch', which looks a bit like something from the Dreamcast era of gaming but will likely add a whole new dimension to the game.

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Here's the overview for the game:

In the Nintendo Switch version, enjoy the realistic force feedback of casting the line and reeling in the fish with Joy-Con “Rod Technique.” More fun is also added in with responsive HD vibration, where the rod responses when the fish takes the bait as though you’re fishing for real!

Under the supervisor of the Ace Angler team, the “Medal Mode” of the arcade fishing simulation game will be followed closely and implemented into Nintendo Switch to enjoy the fishing experience fully! Furthermore, set sail on a journey with the Kappa brothers in the single-player ‘Adventure Mode’ to capture all the big fishes.

Have fun with your family and friends in “Competition Mode” in which Joy-Cons can be split up and played up to four players! The three modes can be selected accordingly to the meet players’ playstyle and needs! There are also 50 new species added into the game, giving a total of 220 fishes to be caught! Take on the challenge and reel in all the fishes!

The game is set to launch on 21st July. Let us know if you plan to pick up this fishing sim with the Joy-Con rod attachment with a comment below...

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[source gematsu.com]