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Journey to a brand-new aquarium-themed amusement park on Nintendo Switch™ with Ace Angler: Fishing Spirits – confirmed for release in 2022!

Bandai Namco Entertainment Asia is pleased to announce the release of the Nintendo Switch™ title, Ace Angler: Fishing Spirits, in 2022. A brand-new trailer and game artwork are available today as well. 

What Is Ace Angler: Fishing Spirits about? 

This title, set in an aquarium-themed amusement park, represents a sequel to the global hit, Ace Angler, which was released in 2019 and had sold over 800,00 copies worldwide.  

Apart from being able to play the famous Ace Angler arcade game in the comfort of your homes in Medal Mode, the title also includes a wide array of other fun features. Follow the quest to clean the world’s oceans for a sustainable future in Story Mode, play aquatic-themed medal pusher games, enjoy multiplayer games like Gator Panic and Goldfish Scooping in Party Mode, and even wage online battles for the first time in the series! 

Collect Medals in each of these games and aim to complete your aquarium by gathering over 250 types of fish that are available in the title. For more information, visit the official website: https://trsp.bn-ent.net/* 

*This site is provided in Japanese. 

Catch and Play in Marine Medal Mania 

The game is set in Marine Medal Mania, an aquarium-themed amusement park 

With a giant shark marking the aquarium at its centre, Marine Medal Mania is an amusement park featuring five fun attractions. You can enjoy playing in these five attractions by catching fish and playing games to earn Medals. 

These Medals can then be used to spin the Fish Gacha, which unlocks new species and will help you in your quest to complete the aquarium. 

Marine Medal Mania’s Five Fun Attractions 

1. Ace Angler +, the Fishing Medal Game 

This attraction allows you to play the famous arcade version of Ace Angler in the comfort of your own home. 

Shake and spin the Joy-Con and feel like you’re out on the ocean waves battling mighty marine monsters! All stages that are available in the previous title will be included, as well as newly added arcade stages such as “Frog Pond” and “Ephemeral Maelstrom”, and Nintendo Switch version originals such as the “Poison Flowerbed”. A maximum of four payers can play this mode at once. 

2. Story Mode: Legend of the Poisoned Seas 

Use your fishing skills to rescue the oceans from the poison and garbage that threaten to ruin them forever. Travel across the globe in a grand adventure to save the oceans for future generations! 

Clear time-sensitive missions to advance through the story, as you learn fascinating facts about actual marine life. 

3. The Online Ultimate Angler Competition 

Engage in fishing battles with rivals from around the world! Play online matches with up to four people, collect stars for each victory you earn, and aim to become the Ultimate Angler. Use Password Match to play against friends and family even when you are apart. 

4. Fishing Mini-Games: Ace Angler Party 

Ace Angler Party features 12 marine-themed party games such as Gator Panic, Goldfish Scooping, and Harpoon Hunt. It also includes other fishing competitions in which you can compete to catch the heaviest or most expensive fish.

5. Medal Pusher Game: Shark Fever 

This attraction is a medal pusher game, where players’ ultimate goal is to scoop a huge haul by catching a great white shark! Knock down 5 balls to trigger a Shark Battle and land the shark to scoop a huge haul of Medals. 

View the fishes of Ace Angler in your very own aquarium! 

Obtain new fish for your aquarium by collecting as many Medals as you can and enjoy the unique experience of watching mighty marine beasts such as the great white shark and the giant squid swimming before your eyes. There are more than 250 different species of fishes to collect. Use the fish observation camera to inspect them at close range and learn all sorts of fascinating information about each species. 

What Is Ace Angler? 

Ace Angler is a popular fishing simulation game available in arcades all over the globe, where players are to use their rod controllers to catch the fish swimming on the giant monitor in front of them. The game features a wide array of fish species, including adorable clownfish, box fish, mighty anglerfish, great white sharks, and giant squid. 

The game also allows players to spend Medals to choose a rod. Players can win more Medals by catching fish – the bigger the catch, the more Medals they would be able to win. Its simple and elegant game design, together with its accessible and intuitive controls, have made it a smash arcade hit for 10 years since its launch. 

For more information on Ace Angler: Fishing Spirits and other products from Bandai Namco Entertainment Asia, please visit our website or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube

*Nintendo Switch, the Nintendo Switch™ logo, and Joy-Con are trademarks of Nintendo. Ⓒ2017 Nintendo  

*All information is accurate as of the date of this release. Content is subject to change without prior notice. Thank you for your understanding. 

*Please ensure that the registered trademark and copyright symbols are correctly displayed as an R within a circle and a C within a circle respectively. 

*Screenshots are from an in-development version of the title. 

*A Nintendo Switch™ Online subscription (sold separately) is required to play “Online Mode”. 

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