Explore A Fishing Resort In Yuji Naka’s New Game, Family Fishing

By Ishaan . July 1, 2011 . 10:35am


Sonic creator Yuji Naka’s next game is for the Wii, and is called Family Fishing. Family Fishing takes place on a resort that you’re free to explore, and will have over 200 types of fish to catch. You can explore the resort using a variety of vehicles.



Fish that you catch can be viewed in a giant aquarium. A Nintendo Wi-Fi feature dubbed “Big Size Online Ranking” allows you to compare the fish you’ve caught with your friends. Namco Bandai will be publishing the Prope-developed fishing game, and are releasing a fishing controller peripheral alongside if you’re interested in a more “authentic” sort of experience.


Another aspect of the game is the ability to find items by exploring the resort. You can find fishing gear and even new clothes to outfit yourself with. Family Fishing will be released on August 4th. It’ll come in a regular edition for 5,040 yen, and another edition bundled with the special controller for 6,090 yen.



Read more stories about & & & on Siliconera.

  • Those are some Endless Ocean 2 quality underwater scenes. Is this also running on the Go Vacation engine?

    But this makes me wonder about two things:

    – is it a good idea to release this and Go Vacation, two games that share similar themes, so close to each other?
    – is Prope still working on Rodea?

  • puchinri

    I was looking at all the news and stuff of the video on GN last night. It looks really fun and well done. I hope it gets localized (does Bamco generally localized mninigame like stuff?).

    • It’s part of their “Family” series, an the west got both of the other “Family” games (Family Ski/We Ski 1&2). So I’d say yes.
      EDIT: I forgot about the family trainer games. All of them saw a western releases as well.

      • puchinri

        Ahh. That’s good~! I don’t remember hearing much of the Family series, but I do think I remember seeing Wi Ski somewhere. I’m glad it has a chance of coming over then.

        Does Bamco usually handle it themselves? Or have they been letting other people localize the Family series?

        • The first one was co-published by Nintendo and Bamco, the second game was Bamco alone.

  • PersonaSpace

    I actually find this interesting for some reason.

  • I don’t know why but I want to play this game … even I don’t like fisihing that much …

Video game stories from other sites on the web. These links leave Siliconera.

Siliconera Tests
Siliconera Videos