Get the latest details below.
■ Information Overview
- Ace Angler: Fishing Spirits confirmed for release on October 27th, 2022! Pre-orders available now!
- Ace Angler: Fishing Spirits officially-licensed Rod Controller confirmed for release! Rod Controller Bundled Edition also confirmed for simultaneous release!
- Collaboration confirmed with the “Encyclopedia of Unfortunate Creatures” (Zannen na Ikimono Jiten, Takahashi Shoten)!
- All real fish-related information in the game has been overseen by the “Prince of Fish”, Karibu Suzuki!
■ What Is Ace Angler: Fishing Spirits?
The sequel to the global hit, Ace Angler: Nintendo Switch Version, which was released in 2019 and sold over 800,000 copies worldwide; this latest title in the series is set in an aquarium-themed amusement park. The park will contain five different attractions, and features not only fishing games but also a wide variety of other fish-themed games that can be played alone or with friends. Collect Medals in each of the attractions to acquire new fish, with the ultimate aim of completing the world’s greatest aquarium.
■ Editions for Sale
- Standard Edition
- Rod Controller Bundled Edition
■ Bonus Content Information
Early purchase bonus / download version pre-order bonus:
- “Urashima Taro Set” (usable in-game)
For more product details and bonus content information, please visit the official website.
As well as confirmation of the release date, you can also find the latest details of the title in the newest Ace Angler: Fishing Spirits promotional video below. The footage shows you everything you need to know about Marine Medal Mania, the aquarium-themed amusement park. Take a look, and see what your very own aquarium might look like one day!
■ Feel the rod and reel in your hands! Officially-licensed Rod Controller confirmed for sale!
The weight and sound of a genuine fishing reel have been recreated for the ultimate real feel. The Ace Angler: Fishing Spirits Rod Controller provides the most enjoyable fishing experience in a home console game yet!
Combined with a single Joy-Con, the Rod Controller is easy to hold and operate. Compatible with both the left and right Joy-Con, it can be easily used by multiple players. As a special bonus, every Rod Controller purchase comes with a download code allowing you to acquire the “Pirate Outfit Set” to be used in-game.
■ Limited edition “Rod Controller Bundled Edition,” containing both Ace Angler: Fishing Spirits and the Rod Controller in a single set, available now to pre-order
The release of the limited edition “Rod Controller Bundled Edition” has also been confirmed, combining the main game with the Rod Controller provides the ultimate realistic fishing experience.
Rod Controller Bundled Edition content:
- Main game: standard package edition
- One Rod Controller (one main body + one reel)
- Rod Controller purchase bonus: “Pirate Outfit Set” (usable in-game)
For more details on the Ace Angler: Fishing Spirits Rod Controller Bundled Edition, please see the special Bandai website.
■ Collaboration confirmed with the “Encyclopedia of Unfortunate Creatures”! Filled with fascinating fish facts you’ll want to tell your friends!
This title features a collaboration with the popular “Encyclopedia of Unfortunate Creatures” series. Some of the creatures from the “Encyclopedia of Unfortunate Creatures” have escaped into the game! By catching them, not only will you learn a range of fascinating facts about their ecology, you will also get to compete in a special fishing competition featuring the illustrations from the series.
A request has arrived from the “Encyclopedia of Unfortunate Creatures.” By catching certain creatures in “Ace Angler +,” you can unlock a range of fascinating information about unfortunate creatures.
—Catch the creatures that have escaped from the “Encyclopedia of Unfortunate Creatures” and return them to earn rewards.
—Check the encyclopedia after you’ve caught each animal to learn about their adorably unfortunate characteristics.
■ Competition Mode
The Unfortunate Animal Competition is a fishing contest in which the goal is to catch “unfortunate creatures” living in the sea! Catch as many as you can, and claim the crown!
■ Real Fish Facts Overseen by the “Prince of Fish,” Karibu Suzuki!
The fun fish facts and quizzes which can be found throughout the title have all been included under the careful supervision of Karibu Suzuki, famous in Japan as the Fish Prince. More than just fun, this title teaches its users all about marine life.
Profile: Karibu Suzuki
Born March 3, 1992 (Pisces). Blessed with a fascination for fish at an early age, Suzuki developed his own knowledge by talking to experts and through his own personal experience.
After studying the psychological impact and healing effects of tropical fish at Gakushuin University’s Graduate School, he moved on to Kitasato University, where his current postgraduate research focus is the life history of juvenile fish. Also active as headmaster of the “Umi Asobi Juku,” a community school dedicated to enjoying the beauty of the sea, he periodically visits fishing ports to collect juvenile fish specimens.
In addition to his media and event appearances, he works as a writer, photographer and videographer, and is involved in the production of fish-related displays and aquariums. Having opened a juvenile fish aquarium in July 2022, he now works as its head curator.
His written works include “Umi de girigiri ikinokottara kou narimashita” (“This is what happened after only just surviving at sea”; Kadokawa), “Ganpeki saishuu! Gyokou de deaeru yougyotachi” (“Quayside collector! Juvenile fish you can find at fishing ports”; Jam House), and “Sakanatachi kara no ouen zukan” (“Fish supporters’ encyclopedia”; Shufunotomo). CEO of Karibu Collaboration, Co. Ltd. Karibu is his real name, given to him by the famous Japanese comedian Sanma Akashiya. His standard uniform is a men’s sailor suit.
■ 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.
■ 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.
Watch a new set of trailers below. View a new set of screenshots at the gallery.
Four-Minute Overview Trailer
One-Minute Overview Trailer
15-Second TV Commercial