Crave Games has announced that the Deadliest Catch: Sea of Chaos game has shipped to retailers worldwide for Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii. Developed by DoubleTap, the game captures the drama and excitement of the Discovery Channel’s Emmy-winning, #1 series Deadliest Catch, challenging players to take on the world’s toughest job, crab fishing. The game is now available for a suggested retail price of $49.99 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation®3 and $39.99 for Wii. In memory of the late Captain Phil Harris, a portion of the proceeds from the sales of the game will be donated to the Seattle Fishermen’s Memorial. I am glad to see some of the proceeds of this game going to a good cause but I’m not to sure how players will react to becoming crab fisherman, its just not the kind of job that translates well in my mind to a video game but who knows if its more sim style then it might.
Deadliest Catch: Sea of Chaos combines strategy and action as players chart a course through the unforgiving Bering Sea on a quest for opilio and king crab. To begin, players choose a boat to command for a season and strategically decide where and when to harvest the crab. The action comes when it is time to successfully retrieve crab pots from an angry sea. Players will test their skills in the real-life situations that captains and crew encounter daily, including setting pots, repairing the ship, sorting the catch and even rescuing men overboard.
Deadliest Catch: Sea of Chaos also provides plenty of ways to connect with the TV show for loyal fans, including competing with or against the real-life captains, hiring the actual crewmembers and fish the authentic boats from the show. The game includes a special video tribute to Captain Phil and the PlayStation3 version features the new Move support as well.