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Fishing gets reel on the Xbox 360

Griffin International has reportedly developed very realistic fishing and hunting games that are due to hit the XBox 360, Wii, and PC later this year.

It's not all that often that gaming publications get excited over a fishing game, but at least one is saying that The Strike is "shaping up to be the best fishing video game ever created." In fact, after playing a preview of the game, which is due out this fall, Patrick Shaw of GamePro thought it was so good it gave him "tingles" after playing it for less than an hour.

The game is being developed by Griffin International and features "realistic lake bottom topography, advanced graphics, lifelike fish behaviors, fully customizable characters and an abundance of boats, lures, rods, and reels." Griffin also has The Hunt, a realistic hunting game in the works.

Both games are sponsored by Bass Pro Shops and offer accessory options like the sweet-looking XBox 360 fishing pole controller you see below (the bundled cost of the XBox 360 controller and game will be $69.99). The Hunt and The Strike will be available for the Xbox 360, Wii, and PC later this year.

G4's video preview appears after the jump.

Is this the Rock Band of fishing games or what?

(Source: GamePro via Unscripted 360 via Gizmodo)