G4Box just announced that the free-to-play fishing MMO Fishing Hero has entered Open beta recently. After a closed beta spanning two months, the game is ready to welcome wannabe fishers from all over the world.
Fishing Hero includes over 800 different kinds of fish, from sharks to massive swordfish and you can travel to 20 real world locations to do your fishing: New York, Vancouver and Alaska are just a few. The game has a Fish Wiki so you can keep track of the fishes you catch and there’s even the option to have trophy fishes in an in-game aquarium that you can later use as a Windows screensaver.
To celebrate the open beta, Fishing Hero has several events and the player with the highest level will win a real life fishing rod/reel combo from Shimano, which is worth approximately $400 USD. Check the official site for details.
Below are some screenshots of Fishing Hero.