Activision has today announced the return to the Wii of its popular hunting franchise, with Cabela’s Big Game Hunter 2012. Due for release on September 27, 2011, this exciting new addition to the series combines intense action with the popular Top Shot Elite peripheral to deliver an exhilarating hunting experience.

“The pairing of Activision and Cabela’s continues to result in the best hunting games on the market and this year’s*Big Game Hunter is no exception,” said Jordan Mauer, Senior Director of Marketing, Activision Publishing.*“Featuring upgradeable gear, game-changing freedom of movement and realistic animal behavior,*Cabela’s Big Gamer Hunter 2012 is a great addition to any gamer’s library.”
With the world as their playground, players will explore a vast expanse of mountains and valleys with unprecedented choices in direction never before seen in a Cabela’s hunting game. Players can climb an area to get a better angle for the shot, and take the risk of being spotted, or they can take a low-elevation route with poor visibility but plenty of concealment. The dynamic weather and natural hazards also serve to make the hunt even more challenging. The animals that you’ll be hunting are the most realistic ever seen in the series, with each animal’s unique movement giving you clues as to what it will do next. In order to bag the trophies, players must avoid detection through cunning, skill, and deception, as well as perfecting advanced stalking techniques. And as ever, you can rest assured that as far as weapons are concerned, you’ll have access to the coolest hunting rifles and shotguns available.

New multiplayer modes enable up to four people to take turns, work together or challenge each other in different arcade shooting galleries, with new modes such as Reflex and Target Shooting.

Cabela’s Big Game Hunter 2012 will be available either bundled with the Top Shot Elite hunting peripheral, or as a standalone game.