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Activision announces 'Cabela's Dangerous Hunts 2013' and 'Fearmaster' peripheral

Today Activision Publishing announced "Cabela's Dangerous Hunts 2013," along with a new accessory for the game: The Top Shot Fearmaster Hunting Peripheral.

'Cabela's Dangerous Hunts 2013' with New 'Fearmaster' Peripheral
'Cabela's Dangerous Hunts 2013' with New 'Fearmaster' Peripheral
Activision Publishing
'Cabela's Dangerous Hunts 2013' with New 'Fearmaster' Peripheral
'Cabela's Dangerous Hunts 2013' with New 'Fearmaster' Peripheral
Activision Publishing

The Fearmaster integrates a player's heartbeat into the game with a biometric heart rate monitor that is built into the grip of the controller. Players must control their heart rate in order to "increase their accuracy, deal more damage, or slow down time to line up the perfect shot."

Watch video: "Cabela's Dangerous Hunts 2013" trailer

"Cabela's Dangerous Hunts 2013" places an "importance of a stable, even breathing pattern and a steady hand is vital to the best shot." There will be an on screen monitor for players to "recognize how keeping their breath steady will decrease their heart rate while also increasing gun stability and ultimately accuracy."

Both the Top Shot Fearmaster for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 will feature heart rate and motion stability sensors. The Nintendo Wii version will only measure motion stability.

"Cabela's Dangerous Hunts 2013" also features a new Prowler AI system that makes prey "smarter, and deadlier than ever before." Additionally, "animals now have the ability to form pack social hierarchies, coordinate complex group tactics and take advantage of the surroundings to set up deadly ambushes. No two scenarios are alike and what worked before will not work so well the next time around."

"Cabela’s Dangerous Hunts 2013" also has a new story written by Andrew Kreisberg (Fringe):

"Two brothers are torn apart after the death of their father at the hands of a grizzly bear. Ten years later, the estranged brothers reunite for the hunt of their lives. One beast tore them apart. Can another beast bring them back together? The game also includes a new horde-based “Maneater” mode allowing for two-player co-operative gameplay where teamwork is essential as both players must work together to strategize and complete missions in order to survive for as long as possible. The game will feature both symmetric and asymmetric missions in Maneater mode."

"Cabela’s Dangerous Hunts 2013" will be available with the Top Shot Fearmaster for both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on Oct. 23 for an MSRP of $79.99 and an MSRP of $59.99 on the Nintendo Wii.

"Cabela’s Dangerous Hunts 2013" can also be purchased without the peripheral on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 for an MSRP of $39.99, and an MSRP of $29.99 on Nintendo Wii.

For more information about the game, visit www.activisionhunts.com, or follow @ActivisionHunts on Twitter and their Facebook page.

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