Hunting Season is Officially Open With True-to-Life Gameplay Exclusively on Xbox 360
AGOURA HILLS, Calif.– June 23, 2010– 505 Games U.S. and Field&Stream, the world’s leading outdoor magazine, today announced that Field&Stream: Total Outdoorsman Challenge is now available on the Xbox 360 TM videogame and entertainment system from Microsoft. In Field&Stream: Total Outdoorsman Challenge, players master a variety of authentic hunting skills, including bullet trajectory, weapon aim and expert tracking techniques on their quest to become the‘Total Outdoorsman’.
" Field&Stream: Total Outdoorsman Challenge is a hunting sim created to meet the outstanding expectations of the respected brand behind it," said Adam Kline, president of 505 Games U.S. "With this new title, hunting game fans and loyal readers of Field&Stream can now hone their skills in a year-round hunting season that offers more realistic gameplay and more big game than ever before.”
Field&Stream: Total Outdoorsman Challenge drives players to sharpen their sixth sense and test their mettle against the great outdoors to ultimately earn the coveted title of‘Total Outdoorsman’. Through a true-to-life, first-person perspective, players will track over 30 big and small game species on land and in the air across authentic environments featuring realistic wildlife activity and varying weather conditions. To become the ultimate tracker, gamers must listen for animal calls, search the ground for tracks, and use‘Scent Vision’ to spot and hunt their prey. Players can close in on targets using special scents and decoys, as well as permanent hideouts and vantage points as their hunting skills become more advanced.
"Now whether you're in the woods or in the comfort of your own home, you will be able to test your skills to see if you have what it takes to be a Total Outdoorsman," said Eric Zinczenko, group publisher of Field&Stream.“Our staff worked hard to ensure the game portrays realistic hunting scenarios and players are really going to see the impact of their input in Field&Stream: Total Outdoorsman Challenge.”
Virtual hunters and marksmen will test their worth in the outdoors in both serious and casual modes. Beginning with Practice Mode, players must work to perfect their aim with skeet shooting, a first step for any great hunter. Free Hunt Mode allows gamers to hunt any animal without restrictions, regulations or licenses. Ultimate Hunt Mode lets players truly experience the thrill of the hunt with challenging gameplay requiring players to use traditional tracking and stalking techniques to hunt prize catches and brave the wilderness.
Field&Stream: Total Outdoorsman Challenge is rated T for Teen by the ESRB and is available now for Xbox 360 for $19.99. For more information, please visit:
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About 505 Games
Based in Los Angeles, CA, 505 Games (U.S.) is the North American division of 505 Games, a global videogame publisher. The U.S. operations launched in May, 2008 to bring quality interactive entertainment to North America on all game platforms including Microsoft Xbox 360 TM , Sony PlayStation ? 2, PlayStation ? 3, PSP, Nintendo Wii TM and DS, as well as PC, online, and mobile. The company’s management team hails from the leaders in global entertainment including major motion picture studios, videogame publishers and leading game development studios. With the company’s deep experience and proven success in interactive entertainment worldwide, 505 Games is looking to drive the industry forward with innovative game experiences that integrate next generation game play, immersive stories and integrated brands that can take the business to a new level. The company offers a broad selection of videogame titles in all genres for players of all ages.
Field&Stream?, The World’s Leading Outdoor Magazine, is the country’s largest enthusiast title and most recognized outdoor publication. Devoted to the complete outdoor experience and lifestyle, Field&Stream ( www.FieldandStream.com ) gives its readers the knowledge and inspiration to pursue the sports they love. It celebrates the outdoor experience with great stories, compelling photography and sound advice, while honoring the traditions hunters and fishermen have passed down for generations. Established in 1895, Field&Stream is published 11 times per year by the Bonnier Corporation.
The Bonnier Corporation ( www.bonniercorp.com ), one of the largest consumer-publishing groups in America and the leading media company serving passionate, highly engaged audiences through more than 40 special-interest magazines and related multimedia projects and events.