Back in June, we announced that this year's Cabela
title would be Kinect-enabled. If the usual pattern of the bi-annual series was to be followed, that would mean that Cabela's Big Game Hunter 2012
was to be the one. When that game was announced
, no mention was made of Kinect. Over a month later, a spin-off title Cabela's Survival: Shadows of Katmai
was also announced
, but that wasn't Kinect-enabled either. Was Activision misleading us?
The answer is "no". Fans of the Cabela
franchise are going to be spoilt this year, as Activision has announced a third title in the franchise to hit the shelves before the Holiday season. Cabela's Big Game Hunter: Hunting Party
is a surprise addition to the Big Game Hunter
series, and appears to be the first hybrid Kinect / controller game to be heading to the console.
The arcade shooter features a series of shooting galleries where players have to jump, dodge and weave around branches, rocks and angry wildlife as they grab power-ups along the way. The Top Shot Sport peripheral will come bundled with the game, and players will use the gun to shoot their way across a wide range of environments, including Texas, British Columbia, Sonora Mexico and Tanzania, towards a successful hunt. The peripheral will include features like pump action reload, an adjustable stock and pop-up tactical sight.Cabela's Big Game Hunter: Hunting Party
is due to be released on November 1st, 2011; the same day as Cabela's Survival: Shadows of Katmai
is also due to hit the shelves. In case you were wondering, Cabela's Big Game Hunter 2012
is due to arrive later this month on September 27th.