I saw this yesterday when Bear Grylls updated his Twitter page with this:
BearGrylls: Doing 1000 lines of voice over today for the man vs wild wii and playstation game. i always get quite tongue tied at these things!
Once I saw this I knew I had to do some research.
Apparently, Discovery Communications has partnered with the video game publisher Crave to turn not only Man vs. Wild into a video game, but also Deadliest Catch. Both of these shows are two of the Discovery Channels highest rated.
In the Man vs. Wild game, players will be able to control a character under the guidance of host and survival expert Bear Grylls. They will use survival skills in a number of different landscapes, situations and climates.
In the Deadliest Catch game, players will be the captain of a crab boat and will have to navigate the Bering Sea. They will try to collect fishing pots to make a profit.
Deadliest Catch will launch this spring and Man vs. Wild will be out by the end of 2011.
Since I happen to have a Wii and am a Bear Grylls fan, I will have to get this game. If nothing else so I can give Mario Kart a rest.