Natsume's Reel Fishing series is going to get a bit more "reel" with the addition of a third dimension. The publisher has announced a 3DS iteration of its fishing franchise, out some time this spring.

Reel Fishing Paradise 3D will include a variety of fishing venues, including "tranquil lakes, rocky coasts, flooded forests, and more." Good thing those forests are flooded, or you'd have a hard time navigating a boat through them. Paradise features customizable and upgradeable equipment, too, allowing you to blame your particular combination of reel, bait, etc. every single time you fail.
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NATSUME BRINGS YOU FISHING LIKE YOU'VE NEVER SEEN IT BEFORE IN REEL FISHING PARADISE 3D!

The Popular Fishing Series Comes to Nintendo 3DST This Spring

Burlingame, CA, February 17, 2011 - Natsume Inc., a worldwide developer and publisher of family-oriented video games, announced today Reel Fishing Paradise 3D for the Nintendo 3DS(tm). The game will be available this spring and is not yet rated by the ESRB.

"We're thrilled to be bringing the best-selling fishing series into the third dimension," said Hiro Maekawa, President and CEO at Natsume. "With environments that boast stunning depth and fish that leap off the screen at you, Reel Fishing Paradise 3D is a fishing experience like nothing you've ever seen before!"

In Reel Fishing Paradise 3D, players will travel to over a dozen stunning fishing locales in their quest to become master anglers. They'll fish tranquil lakes, rocky coasts, flooded forests, and more, all rendered in eye-popping 3D that brings every leaping fish and splash of water to life. A huge variety of fish will test the expertise of even the most seasoned fishing veterans, from wily largemouth bass to powerful bluefin tuna. Players can mix-and-match rods, reels, lines, lures or bait to create their own personalized tackle box -- collecting rare items is both advantageous and addictive, with tons of gear to discover and use. With so much to see and do, Reel Fishing Paradise 3D is a game guaranteed to draw players into its depths!

For more information on Reel Fishing Paradise 3D, please visit www.natsume.com. You can also follow all of the latest Natsume news at www.natsume.com/facebook and www.twitter.com/natsume_inc.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.