Discovery Channel catching crabs on 360, PC

Greenwave and Liquid Dragon studios are turning the Discovery Channel's intense documentary series the Deadliest Catch into a game for the Xbox 360 and PC this April. As on the show, Deadliest Catch Alaskan Storm will feature players "battling 40-foot waves, storms, and ice" while attempting to...

Greenwave and Liquid Dragon studios are turning the Discovery Channel's intense documentary series the Deadliest Catch into a game for the Xbox 360 and PC this April. As on the show, Deadliest Catch Alaskan Storm will feature players "battling 40-foot waves, storms, and ice" while attempting to harvest crabs on the Bering Sea.

The Deadliest Catch has become popular for showing the rough lot of Alaskan King Crab fishermen, who experience "a nearly 100 percent crew member injury rate." Players will be tasked with the job of captain of a boat and crew of crab fishermen. "Selecting the wrong boat or recruiting the wrong crew member can mean the difference between landing a Bering Sea jackpot or disaster," cautioned the game's publisher, Greenwave, in a statement.

Deadliest Catch Alaskan Storm will feature likenesses of the documentary's featured characters, Captains Sig Hansen (pictured) and Edgar and Norman Hansen. Gamers can choose to play in a career mode with missions as well arcade-style minigames. Sporting over 4,500 lines of dialogue, the game is being developed by casual studio Liquid Dragon Studios for an April 2008 ship date.
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129 comments
cooperdaddy
cooperdaddy

Who here wants to play Desperate Houswives?... I love the show and the guys (comradery) but hopefully this won't have the show jump the shark...i mean whale

Huggy12345
Huggy12345

It sounds pretty cool, I love the show, and it would be fun the go crab fishing.

Unforgiven2870
Unforgiven2870

Its April but haven't seen much info about this heh

jtek_maoriboy
jtek_maoriboy

lol!! love the show.......might be interesting........wonder what the graphics will be like?

atdielement
atdielement

I just enjoy the PS3 fanboys that don't understand what sarcasm is.

Guuthulhu
Guuthulhu

interesting. i wonder if it'll just be a straight sim or what sort of action there'll be if any.

mlberube
mlberube

For a game that's about to be launched, there isn't much content to look at out there. Makes one wonder.

Veritys
Veritys

If done right, with awesome water dynamics, some RPG elements. A seamonster or two, and Sig running the wheelhouse, this could completely ROCK OUT!

Mathews11
Mathews11

OMG! have 360 and PS3 owners finaly agreed on sumthing?? could this mean the end of the world as we know it!?

boblighte
boblighte

Live enabled? Online multiplayer would rock.

taurian0205
taurian0205

if we could battle tsunami then im in, aye aye captain~~~ wheres ur boat!?

IpodHero176
IpodHero176

This could win game of the year for 08 :lol: :lol: Seriously, was there a need to make this into a game?

truevar
truevar

it will be a disaster for sure. you cant make a great game in just a few months. it takes atleast two years to make a good product.

jlh47
jlh47

Crab people ftw!

darkride66
darkride66

I liked the idea of a "Dirty Jobs" Wii game, where you mimic the shoveling motion with the Wii-mote that someone mentioned. Of course, the same crap shoveling motion could be used to emulate the way developers are releasing titles on the Wii in general. OH NO HE DI ENT! :)

darkride66
darkride66

Not since my university days has catching crabs been so much fun!

flamingboard
flamingboard

i would love to spend 12 hours playing a game where all i do is sort crab then freeze to death.

Legacyoftain
Legacyoftain

@PS3RG "This game is only going to cause controversy. Real men die at sea during these fishing trips." Cuz you know....real people dont die in war...or anything involving guns. Last time I checked...Cabalas "Big Game Hunter" didnt come under fire just because people die in hunting accidents every year.

ParisSun
ParisSun

Xbox 360: Deadliest Catch. PS3: MGS. What a horrible idea. Give us more info on Alan Wake and Dead Rising 2. This is a waste of time.

YourDaddy88
YourDaddy88

wanizame98 said: "It was clear MS had to answer all the news about MGS4, LittleBigPlanet, and Home. And so they have. Sig Hansen will single-handedly bury the PS3." The 360's answer to MGS4, LBP and Home is a crab catching game? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA Of course, if this was a PS3 game we'd never hear the end of it...PS3 this and PS3 that. You 360 fanboys are unreal...it doesn't matter what it is, but if it's for the 360 it's good, otherwise it's not. Dillusional.

fntsycloud
fntsycloud

HA! While I do love the show, all of you geniuses who say that Sig Hansen will bury the PS3 really do deserve to keep your 360s. It seems to me that the most simpleton of games makes 360 fanboys wet themselves in delight.

c_mcafee
c_mcafee

Seriously? Wow. I have always wanted to pretend to catch crabs, and now I will be able to in HD! This is just about the dumbest idea for a game I have ever heard. Then again, most casual games seem really stupid to me. I guess we will see in April.

MadCoin
MadCoin

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Trooperdx3117
Trooperdx3117

Im sure the idea of making a game about the "The deadliest catch" makes sense to someone working at the discovery channel

piecake
piecake

catching crabs sounds like a bad night out for me!

ERacer6
ERacer6

I wonder if you get to light stuff on fire like Edgar does on the show!

jbot666
jbot666

Lol I would actually have less important things to do than play The Deadliest Catch video game.

Blaze787
Blaze787

I watch the show every now and then, but I'm skeptical about it being turned into a video game.

Alltapdout
Alltapdout

You'll find that this pot may be empty.

HStakes7
HStakes7

I wonder how the Talking Mud Crab Merchant will take this. "Thish ish bad! My broshers and shishters being caught?"

PS3RG
PS3RG

This game is only going to cause controversy. Real men die at sea during these fishing trips.

KenCatalino
KenCatalino

What's next: Extreme Gardening for Seniors?

dmish82
dmish82

It's times like these that I appreciate more developers are choosing the 360 to program on, forgetting the PS3.

reckeweg
reckeweg

I love this show so out of loyalty to the crew of the northwestern, and Capt. Sig Hannsen. I will check this game out when it comes out.

shrink45
shrink45

Holy **** 4,500 lines of dialogue guys!!

Legacyoftain
Legacyoftain

Next up..."Dirty Jobs" for the Wii...where you can simulate shoveling pig ****

joey4uncw
joey4uncw

I don't know how well this will translate to a video game. If it's not 59.99 it may do ok but I don't know that many gamers will pay full price for this game.

thewesman
thewesman

So if you pick the wrong crew members or boat at the beginning, there's no possible way to win the game? That sounds like it could be a problem.

sidneyisaac
sidneyisaac

n e head crabs? cuz if not i will not buy this.

Monkeyseat
Monkeyseat

I liked the show too but don't hold much hope for this. I'm predicting around a 4.0, but we'll see, I may be proved wrong lol... It could be worse - let's hope we don't get one based on the crappy Lobster spin-off edition.

PiNwOrM
PiNwOrM

"FullyQuipt This is the most dumbest game ever though of." No, that honor goes to 'Juno'.

PiNwOrM
PiNwOrM

Somebody attack this game for massive damage.

placksheep
placksheep

I love Deadliest Catch! I'm definitely going to give this one a look lol.