Cabela's Big Game Hunter 2012 hunting this Sept.

Activision announces new entry in hunting series for Wii, PS3, and Xbox 360; due out September 27 with or without Top Shot Elite gun peripheral.

Megapublisher Activision isn't giving up the hunt. The company today announced that its partnership with Cabela's will continue this year with Cabela's Big Game Hunter 2012.

Activision has renewed its hunting license for another year.

Due out on September 27 for the Wii, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3, the game will ship with the Top Shot Elite plastic gun peripheral, which was first offered for last year's Cabela's Dangerous Hunts 2011. The game will also be available without the peripheral.

As for the game, Cabela's Big Game Hunter 2012 has players exploring an expanse of mountains and valleys in search of prey. According to Activision, players will be able to explore regions by climbing or taking the low, concealed route to line up the best possible shot.

Further, the game sports dynamic weather conditions, as well as the "most realistic animals ever seen in the Cabela's series." According to Activision, each creature's distinct movements will give players a clue as to the animal's next move.

As for weapons, Cabela's Big Game Hunter 2012 boasts a gun locker with shotguns and various hunting rifles. Additionally, gamers will be able to purchase gear upgrades to increase their stealth capabilities.

Lastly, Cabela's Big Game Hunter 2012 sports new multiplayer modes, where up to four gamers can take turns shooting, hunting together, or challenging one another in arcade shooting modes.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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Armygf2008
Armygf2008

does anybody know how to get the bow and arrow. I read that i was supposed to get on Texas Day 1,but how? Im currently on Namibia Day 3 and do not have a bow and arrow and cannot pass the level  without it.

plaintomato
plaintomato

Back on the PS2 they did a game with an open world feel that was a lot of fun. Now, Red Dead Redemption is a better "hunting" game than Cabela's. I doubt they have the budget to do it right, but a real quality hunting game could be a lot of fun.

ggregd
ggregd

If you just wound a bear does it get pissed, come after you and maul you? @papereat I know games where you can sit and watch and listen to nature, they're called screen savers.

Taix34
Taix34

Does this mean a halo game will be released on the Same day? Aw Guess not :(

papereat
papereat

a hunting game should be about relaxing and enjoying the scenery and sound of nature....then patiently go for the kill of a trophy...Cabela's gonna fail again.....and again and again, when will they learn to quit or do it right?

CreedHun
CreedHun

So can you hunt bobby kotick?

vivalatour
vivalatour

What hunting really is , is a man with a bow and arrow looking for that trophy buck or and animail you can make burgers out of ! there is no desire for me to mount a mountain lion head on the wall ? besides that 95% of the guys playing this game have no clue on how to hunt or track all these animals ! blah blah graphics etc. it's just plain silly !

nini200
nini200

All they need to do is add the unlimited time hunt and ability to ride vehicles again and they'd have a hit. Also a deathmatch and team deathmatch mode where you can choose to be either a human or animal. Deer with a Shotgun would be my choice. Lol!!!

TheIfym20
TheIfym20

Bungie needs to push Halo 4 release date to September 27, 2011

itchyflop
itchyflop

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sword-man
sword-man

W T F !!!!???? even in doomsday we still hunt animals

bbkkristian
bbkkristian

I stopped liking Cabela's Big game Hunter after 2005, the one where you can drive ATVs and actually Hunt for an unlimited time.

motoKTMrider
motoKTMrider

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motoKTMrider
motoKTMrider

Hell year, bout time cabela bought out a game worthy of buying. A DEFINITE ON MY LIST. (THATS A FIRTS) :)

mutual-assassin
mutual-assassin

The people who made this game should be hunted down.

ValHazzard
ValHazzard

i actually hope it turns out good. I remember having a good time years ago with Deer Hunter. Thought it was relaxing. So if they could actually make a free roam, good graphics, good looking enviroments game where i can just wander about, listen to birds sing and maybe shoot the odd deer , i'd buy it. Of course none of this will happen and it's gonna be a piece of stool.

edblevins
edblevins

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Crash_WL
Crash_WL

Look! It's, uh, that great hunting game! Seriously Activision, besides Prototype 2 (which I ain't sure if you have let the developers improve how they want), what else do you have? Each and every game you bring out scores less than 6. And I won't even get into Call of Duty.

FallenOneX
FallenOneX

I'd rather they just release the arcade games on XBL/PSN, but whatever.

Evilnator
Evilnator

I'd be funny if they included pvp...

X_Colbert_X
X_Colbert_X

Man, I wish I made so much money from a mediocre generic action shooter that I could waste it on producing a mediocre generic hunting shooter :/

metaltorn
metaltorn

why would they announce this really, Cabela?!!

Spire88
Spire88

hey its the first Cabela game thats not coming out on a Halo launch.......unless the Halo CE Anniversary gets pushed back.

Wizgot
Wizgot

They should add a zombie animal mode. Its the latest fad.

Vari3ty
Vari3ty

These games weren't that bad until they made them so arcadey you could just drop into a game and start shooting animals. I remember playing Cabelas Big Game Hunter 2005 on the PC a while ago, pretty good game. They've gone downhill rapidly since then though.

megakick
megakick

ZOMG murlocs haz lazers pew! pew! I can't wait!

g1rldraco7
g1rldraco7

How many will they make until no one buys it anymore?

TheIfym20
TheIfym20

CABELA'S!!!! Most anticipated shooter of 2012!!!!

Rovelius
Rovelius

lmao Cabela... it always fail :(

DarxPhil
DarxPhil

Finally, a game worthy of game of the year is coming out. lol

Eric0Martin
Eric0Martin

Isn't this the same cover of the last game with a 2012 slapped onto it?

CHOASXIII
CHOASXIII

I hope each year that they will finally bring out a good hunting game but each year I read the reviews and they never turn out good. So I hope that this year Activision can pull out a good one.

NS_Sonic204
NS_Sonic204

Aw, I was hoping it'd come out the same week as Halo CE: Anniversary so Mega64 would make another video.

ToTs_00
ToTs_00

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