Bandai Namco has announced a large update for the fishing arcade game port Fishing Spirits on Nintendo Switch, which will add more of a multiplayer element to the game. Additionally, the game is getting a new physical version that includes a Hori-produced fishing rod accessory that functions similarly to the Nintendo Labo Toy-Con Fishing Rod. [Thanks, 4Gamer!]
Essentially, the multiplayer mode is a Party Mode where up to four players can fish together at the same time. More information on the mode will be announced later on, but Bandai Namco confirms that the update will come this Summer.
Meanwhile, the fishing rod accessory is specially designed in black and red and is a plastic shell made to hold the left and right Joy-Cons in separate positions. Like the Toy-Con Fishing Rod, the left Joy-Con is put in the handle, and the right Joy-Con is placed in the reel. That said, due to the thing being made of plastic, it’s likely to hold out longer than the cardboard-made Toy-Con. The game and accessory combo will only be produced in limited amounts, and releases on July 21, 2020 for 7,980 yen in Japan. It’ll also be purchasable separately for 2,480 yen.
Fishing Spirits is currently available for Nintendo Switch.