Cabela’s Dangerous Hunts 2009 more dangerous than those last three hunts

If you missed out on the last three Cabela’s Dangerous Hunts (there were two games last-gen and one PlayStation Portable title), you didn’t miss much. Metacritic scores for all of the games look pretty average. But there’s a reason for that: those games just weren’t dangerous enough.

When Cabela’s Dangerous Hunts 2009 comes to the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, and Wii this fall, it’s going to be more dangerous than ever.

“Imagine being rushed by an eight-foot tall, nine hundred pound grizzly bear,” says Activision’s Dave Oxford. “You are not thinking about stuffing the bear and placing it in your mountain cabin. Your only instinct is survival.”

Uh, how about I don’t think about that because it sounds absolutely terrifying, and it kind of just made me wet my pants. And what’s up with the dude in the screenshots carrying a little rifle? Can we get some rocket launchers or a BFG up in this b**ch? That’s an angry rhino attacking you, for God’s sake!

Full terrifying press release after the jump. 

ACTIVISION’S CABELA’S DANGEROUS HUNTS 2009 TO ATTACK MULTIPLE GAMING PLATFORMS THIS FALL

SANTA MONICA, CA – JUNE 25, 2008 – Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) announced today the upcoming release of Cabela’s Dangerous Hunts 2009 for Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION®3 and PlayStation®2 computer entertainment systems, and Wii™. The latest title in the best-selling Cabela’s Dangerous Hunts franchise puts players in bone chilling, pressure-packed hunting situations as they seek out savage animals in the world’s most dangerous locations.

“Cabela’s Dangerous Hunts 2009 is about hunting for sport as well as survival,” said Dave Oxford, Activision Publishing. “Imagine being rushed by an eight-foot tall, nine hundred pound grizzly bear. You are not thinking about stuffing the bear and placing it in your mountain cabin. Your only instinct is avoiding death.”

Players will face raw danger as they encounter the fiercest animals on earth, including lions, grizzly bears, jaguars and more. Accurately modeled Cabela’s equipment in the game means the firearms, tactics and gear are all realistic and precise – but this won’t always help in the face of an unpredictable, open environment packed with avalanches, elephant stampedes, and piranha infested waters. If you do miss a shot and fail to stop a charging man-eating animal, you will be forced to fight it via a melee defense – but pay attention; it’s likely another nearby animal will join the attack.

Cabela’s Dangerous Hunts 2009 will also feature a wide variety of gameplay modes, including fan favorite Action Zone, and hunting scenarios ranging from surprise animal attacks to strategic hunts.

The game is scheduled for release in Fall 2008.  For more information visit www.activision.com.  

Nick Chester