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Deadliest Catch: The Game, a simulator of a king crab fisherman based on the popular Discovery Channel series, has left Early Access. As announced by Ultimate Games S.A., the game will also be released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. Console versions of Deadliest Catch: The Game are expected to appear in Q4 2020 or Q1 2021.

The simulator was created by Moonlit S.A., a studio located in Cracow, Poland. The game debuted on Steam Early Access on November 14, 2019, and the final release has been set to April 14, 2020. The game is being published on PC by Ultimate Games S.A., which will also be responsible for console conversions.

Deadliest Catch: The Game is a realistic 3D simulator created in cooperation with the Discovery Channel and Discovery Game Studios. It allows the players to catch king crabs in the Bering Sea and manage a special fishing boat (the so-called “crabber”). The creators have paid particular attention to details, and the gameplay itself combines realism and approachability.

While in Early Access, Deadliest Catch: The Game was well received by the players. As of today, the percentage of positive reviews has reached almost 70%. In recent months, the game has been improved upon and expanded with new features, in accordance with the previous plan and player feedback. Thanks to this, the game recreates the conditions known from the popular Discovery channel even more faithfully” – explains Mateusz Zawadzki, CEO at Ultimate Games S.A.

The king crab fisherman simulator gives the players a lot of different possibilities. For example, they will be preparing the expedition and striving to stick to the chosen course. The developers from Moonlit S.A. have also created, among others, realistic water physics and dynamic weather systems.

Deadliest Catch: The Game – main features:

  • advanced king crab fishing methods;
  • realistic gameplay;
  • extensive ship and crew management options;
  • dynamic weather system;
  • advanced water physics;
  • ship expansion and improvement possibilities;
  • game based on the popular Discovery Channel series.

The release date for PC (Steam) has been set to April 14, 2020. In Q4 2020 or Q1 2021, the simulator will also be released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.


Deadliest Catch: The Game (Steam):

Deadliest Catch: The Game – Launch Trailer:

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Basic information:

title: Deadliest Catch: The Game

genre: simulation, fishing, action

producer: Moonlit S.A.

publisher: Ultimate Games S.A., PlayWay S.A.

language: English, Polish, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Simplified Chinese, Russian, Turkish

release date: 14.04.2020 (PC – Steam), Q4 2020 / Q1 2021 (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch)


Minimum system requirements:

operating system: Windows 8 or 10

processor: Intel Core i3 3.20GHz / AMD Phenom II X4 955 3.2 GHz

memory: 8 GB RAM

graphics card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 4GB

sound card: DirectX 11.0 compatible

DirectX: version 11

storage: 4 GB of available space

additional notes: requires a 64-bit processor and operating system