Natsume Reveals Reel Fishing: Days of Summer

    More fishing comes to current-gen platforms.

    Natsume Inc announced Reel Fishing: Days of Summer, the newest game in the Reel Fishing franchise. The new game is coming to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam in summer 2024. 

    The very first Reel Fishing game launched on 1996 in Japan and 1997 in North America for the original PlayStation. Like Harvest Moon, the title went on to become a niche hit on the platform, spawning a franchise of games across multiple platforms. Reel Fishing returns with Reel Fishing: Days of Summer, the first new title in nearly five years. 

    Harvest Moon Developers Working on Reel Fishing: Days of Summer 

    Reel Fishing was released in North America in 1997 and was the first fishing game to offer a photorealistic fishing experience with a strong focus on nature,” said Hiro Maekawa, President & CEO of Natsume. “Players loved this new style so much that Reel Fishing was one of the first fishing games to sell over one million units on PlayStation! We are excited to continue the legacy of this great series with Reel Fishing: Days of Summer.”

    Lastly, here’s an overview of the game, via Natsume

    Join three good friends as they spend the last days of summer together with one last memorable fishing trip! But who is the mysterious young boy they keep running into? Are there more to these fishing spots they’re visiting than meets the eye? Find out in Reel Fishing: Days of Summer! Catch over 40 species of fish from 14 different fishing locations and craft over 70 different kinds of tackle to lure the rarest of fish! Players can keep fish in a beautiful aquarium while leveling up and gaining new and exciting skills!

    Celebrating more than 25 years of the fishing series, Reel Fishing was first released on PlayStation in North America in October 1997 and is included in PlayStation’s Greatest Hits collection, making it one of the console’s top-selling fishing games. Since then, Reel Fishing has launched on numerous consoles including Dreamcast, Nintendo 3DS, Wii, PlayStation 4, and the Nintendo Switch, but the fishing video game has always retained its classic style of fishing in nature. Reel Fishing: Days of Summer will be the 16th installment in the long-running series.

    Soul Kiwami
    Soul Kiwami
    Raul Ochoa, a.k.a. Soul Kiwami, is the Managing Editor of Final Weapon and a Games Writer at Game Rant with four years of writing and editing experience. Raul is passionate about the Japanese gaming industry, and he's a huge fan of Nintendo Switch, PC hardware, JRPGs, and fighting games. business email: [email protected]

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