Well, we were wondering what the next game from iShoot's Ethan Nicholas could be. It turns out it is an outdoor hunting game that has been created in partnership with four-time Olympic medalist, Kim Rhode.

In Kim Rhode’s Outdoor Shooting the player is placed in a variety of realistic environments teeming with animals such as white-tailed deer, grizzly bears and wild turkeys. Available weapons range from realistic pistols, rifles and shotguns all the way up to the thoroughly unrealistic but highly satisfying M134 mini-gun and RPG-7. Complete with lifelike sound effects and a natural environment, players are immersed in settings that allow them to hone their shooting skills.

The game is expected in late 2009 or early 2010. No pricing information has been made available.

Despite objections by some TouchArcade commenters, the hunting genre of game has been very popular on other platforms and has even seen a ton of success on the iPhone platform. John Moffett's iHunt [$0.99] ranked just above iShoot in a list of best selling App Store apps of all-time. Meanwhile, Glu mobile's Deer Hunter 3D has been consistently ranked in the top 100 for the past 3 months.

Based on screenshots and description, Nicholas' version does seem to have notable improvements over those titles, which may strike a chord in fans.

  • http://hwww.pocketfullofapps.com Yourofl10

    Hmm...interesting.

  • http://hwww.pocketfullofapps.com Yourofl10

    Hmm...interesting.

  • HistorySchol

    .... well this is a guaranteed flop.

    • Str1f3

      I don't even know how you could say that by a screenshot. I will say that I am one of these people who is not into this genre but I do wish him success.

      • Anonymous

        ya same

  • HistorySchol

    .... well this is a guaranteed flop.

    • Str1f3

      I don't even know how you could say that by a screenshot. I will say that I am one of these people who is not into this genre but I do wish him success.

      • Anonymous

        ya same

  • spiffyone

    While I'm sure the game will be great for hunting fans, I was hoping for something with a little more creative design elements.

  • spiffyone

    While I'm sure the game will be great for hunting fans, I was hoping for something with a little more creative design elements.

  • Synergistic Ideologue

    Hunting games very popular on iPhones.

    What a strange sentence.

  • Synergistic Ideologue

    Hunting games very popular on iPhones.

    What a strange sentence.

  • araczynski

    ishoot lite didn't do anything for me, nor do hunting games... but apparently i'm in the minority (shrugs).

  • http://www.rpg-fanatics.de crishnak

    I never before played a hunting game and I´m not really interested now, but I wish him all the best with this title.

  • araczynski

    ishoot lite didn't do anything for me, nor do hunting games... but apparently i'm in the minority (shrugs).

  • http://www.rpg-fanatics.de crishnak

    I never before played a hunting game and I´m not really interested now, but I wish him all the best with this title.

  • Spatzi

    Lol! Epic fail. Can't believe he spent all his money on this. Oh, well, some have to learn the hard way.

    What I've always wanted! Another hunting game! My dreams first came true with 'Aves' where you can torture and pin birds to walls and hear them scream and writhe in agony. Good times! Developers like this deserve all our money and adoration!

  • Spatzi

    Lol! Epic fail. Can't believe he spent all his money on this. Oh, well, some have to learn the hard way.

    What I've always wanted! Another hunting game! My dreams first came true with 'Aves' where you can torture and pin birds to walls and hear them scream and writhe in agony. Good times! Developers like this deserve all our money and adoration!

  • http://traygon.com Richard Edmonds

    Looks like a good idea, I wish him all the best in producing this app and I will definitely check it out.

  • http://traygon.com Richard Edmonds

    Looks like a good idea, I wish him all the best in producing this app and I will definitely check it out.

  • peter

    I don't like virtual joypads.......................:(

    • peter

      at least 4-way ones...........

      • Wegmans

        Want to have a virtual 4-way? :D

  • peter

    I don't like virtual joypads.......................:(

    • peter

      at least 4-way ones...........

      • Wegmans

        Want to have a virtual 4-way? :D

  • http://www.AlliPhoneAppsReview.com AlliPhoneAppsReview

    I am a fan of Deer Hunt 3D. I guess, this one would be as good as that.

  • http://www.AlliPhoneAppsReview.com AlliPhoneAppsReview

    I am a fan of Deer Hunt 3D. I guess, this one would be as good as that.

  • Alex

    Definitely dissapointed with his choice of genre. 'll never understand why people like shooting defenseless animals. At least when you kill people in video games they usually have some sort of defense or counter attack. Hunting just for the sport of it is retarded. Still, I wish you luck, Ethan.

    • 1337brian

      Guess you haven't seen the new CODMW2 Video? Looks like a "blast"... Yes pun intended =)

  • Alex

    Definitely dissapointed with his choice of genre. 'll never understand why people like shooting defenseless animals. At least when you kill people in video games they usually have some sort of defense or counter attack. Hunting just for the sport of it is retarded. Still, I wish you luck, Ethan.

    • 1337brian

      Guess you haven't seen the new CODMW2 Video? Looks like a "blast"... Yes pun intended =)

  • smd

    Thanks alex, thats exactly what i wanted to say and how i feel about it.

  • smd

    Thanks alex, thats exactly what i wanted to say and how i feel about it.

  • kita

    I spent a few bucks on Deer Hunter 3D and deleted it 10 minutes later. I'm probably going to pass on this one. Other than the fact that the dev worked on ishoot, I really don't think this game looks worthy enough to be on the front page of TA forums since there are so many competitive apps (yes even for a buck) with much more polish.

  • kita

    I spent a few bucks on Deer Hunter 3D and deleted it 10 minutes later. I'm probably going to pass on this one. Other than the fact that the dev worked on ishoot, I really don't think this game looks worthy enough to be on the front page of TA forums since there are so many competitive apps (yes even for a buck) with much more polish.

  • Mike

    For the love of god, it's just a game people!!! I dont understand the whole hubbub with the hunting genre. I really hate the ones who say they hate hunting Innocent animals yet they eat meat and wear leather products.... and then play Grand Theft Auto

    FYI.. I'm not a hunter... but do appreciate good games...

    • Matteo

      +1 Mike

  • Mike

    For the love of god, it's just a game people!!! I dont understand the whole hubbub with the hunting genre. I really hate the ones who say they hate hunting Innocent animals yet they eat meat and wear leather products.... and then play Grand Theft Auto

    FYI.. I'm not a hunter... but do appreciate good games...

    • Matteo

      +1 Mike

  • EatKodosDaily

    So is the reason it's costing him so much simply because he's licensed this Olympic medalist?

    Has anyone done reasearch to actually find that these big names licenses actually sell enough extra products to offset the cost?

    ... oh right, they defiantly do. Otherwise EA wouldn't be a successful company, because their games have no quality or polish to speak of.

  • EatKodosDaily

    So is the reason it's costing him so much simply because he's licensed this Olympic medalist?

    Has anyone done reasearch to actually find that these big names licenses actually sell enough extra products to offset the cost?

    ... oh right, they defiantly do. Otherwise EA wouldn't be a successful company, because their games have no quality or polish to speak of.

  • samthelion

    so he spent the money on licensing the name of a hunter, which is known by just a bunch of other hunters I suppose
    ...clever.

  • samthelion

    so he spent the money on licensing the name of a hunter, which is known by just a bunch of other hunters I suppose
    ...clever.

  • blackHorse

    Please no more this crap. He's got lots of money etc., no need to give him more. I wish me success. Not him. Gotta get some money to buy milk.

  • blackHorse

    Please no more this crap. He's got lots of money etc., no need to give him more. I wish me success. Not him. Gotta get some money to buy milk.

  • Lum-chan

    Pretty disturbing stuff. This will sell zero copies outside of the US, where the rest of us do not understand the desire to blow animals into pieces for fun.

  • Lum-chan

    Pretty disturbing stuff. This will sell zero copies outside of the US, where the rest of us do not understand the desire to blow animals into pieces for fun.

  • cubestar

    Bad move on Arn's part - Attempting a biased dismissal by stating that that an item sells well, despite some of your reader's opinions....

    "Despite objections by some TouchArcade commenters, the hunting genre of game has been very popular on other platforms and has even seen a ton of success"

    Also, what Olympic medalist gives their name to an app that will let you kill dear with RPGs?

    Pure trash.

    • arn

      Hunting games do sell well. People who object to it try to marginalize it saying that no one cares about these games. Clearly people do.

      arn

      • cubestar

        But that is not what every person who objects to these games is saying.

        Dismissing concerns due to popularity is a failed argument. Many of the most vile of human behaviors are perfectly popular.

        Beyond that, why not try exclude biased dismissals of your reader's concerns in your news items?

      • arn

        no, I dismissed the belief that they are not popular. I didn't address the question of right or wrong at all.

        arn

    • Mike

      cubestar, if you don't like the game don't buy it nor even read the articles about it... I don't understand your bashers who come in and preach their beliefs... it's a frickin' game!!!!... there are people enjoy these games... let them be!!

      • cubestar

        Mike, people have opinions. Not all of them are popular amongst people you know.

        These opinions may still be valid.

        It's a strange and unpopular fact.

      • Mike

        I agree... people will have opinions but it should be about the GAME... However when you refer to the people involved in the game as 'pure trash', I believe is unacceptable. Opinions about their character is low and uncalled for.

      • cubestar

        Mike, you're right. That was my assessment of the idea of the game, not the person. That is the danger of 2-word sentences, they are often misleading!

  • cubestar

    Bad move on Arn's part - Attempting a biased dismissal by stating that that an item sells well, despite some of your reader's opinions....

    "Despite objections by some TouchArcade commenters, the hunting genre of game has been very popular on other platforms and has even seen a ton of success"

    Also, what Olympic medalist gives their name to an app that will let you kill dear with RPGs?

    Pure trash.

    • arn

      Hunting games do sell well. People who object to it try to marginalize it saying that no one cares about these games. Clearly people do.

      arn

      • cubestar

        But that is not what every person who objects to these games is saying.

        Dismissing concerns due to popularity is a failed argument. Many of the most vile of human behaviors are perfectly popular.

        Beyond that, why not try exclude biased dismissals of your reader's concerns in your news items?

      • arn

        no, I dismissed the belief that they are not popular. I didn't address the question of right or wrong at all.

        arn

    • Mike

      cubestar, if you don't like the game don't buy it nor even read the articles about it... I don't understand your bashers who come in and preach their beliefs... it's a frickin' game!!!!... there are people enjoy these games... let them be!!

      • cubestar

        Mike, people have opinions. Not all of them are popular amongst people you know.

        These opinions may still be valid.

        It's a strange and unpopular fact.

      • Mike

        I agree... people will have opinions but it should be about the GAME... However when you refer to the people involved in the game as 'pure trash', I believe is unacceptable. Opinions about their character is low and uncalled for.

      • cubestar

        Mike, you're right. That was my assessment of the idea of the game, not the person. That is the danger of 2-word sentences, they are often misleading!

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  • lobelaws

    Looks like this ishoot dude is indeed a lucky-1-hit wonder. The screenshots look like some 3rd rate ghetto thrash. I wish him luck. He will need a lot of it since he used it all up on ishoot. Comparing to existing and upcoming games, his game is just too far behind in terms of visual. Check out gameloft's Modern Combat and upcoming Nova bro. Stop wasting your ishoot lottery money in this demo.

  • lobelaws

    Looks like this ishoot dude is indeed a lucky-1-hit wonder. The screenshots look like some 3rd rate ghetto thrash. I wish him luck. He will need a lot of it since he used it all up on ishoot. Comparing to existing and upcoming games, his game is just too far behind in terms of visual. Check out gameloft's Modern Combat and upcoming Nova bro. Stop wasting your ishoot lottery money in this demo.

  • radso

    I dont get why so many people are dissing hunting games, saying that they suck cuz you "torture" cute fuzzy animals. thats all bull, the reason hunting games suck, is cuz theyre frikin BORING AS HELL!

    pointing a plastic gun at a screen and it knowing where youre pointing was perfected waaaaay back in the days of original nintendo (duck hunt) and has improved very little in the 10-15 years since. Now this game is even worse in that all you do is move the screen around and click. Grossly outdated concept, grossly outdated graphics (only the clouds look KIND OF nice), and im sorry to say, this game will undoubtedly flop due to the aforementioned reasons.

  • radso

    I dont get why so many people are dissing hunting games, saying that they suck cuz you "torture" cute fuzzy animals. thats all bull, the reason hunting games suck, is cuz theyre frikin BORING AS HELL!

    pointing a plastic gun at a screen and it knowing where youre pointing was perfected waaaaay back in the days of original nintendo (duck hunt) and has improved very little in the 10-15 years since. Now this game is even worse in that all you do is move the screen around and click. Grossly outdated concept, grossly outdated graphics (only the clouds look KIND OF nice), and im sorry to say, this game will undoubtedly flop due to the aforementioned reasons.

  • wateracid

    I say this is a good game. With 5 areas to explore everything is good.
    Only the tilting aiming controls is EPIC FAILURE. Hope the dev change the controls to gameloft fps types.

  • wateracid

    I say this is a good game. With 5 areas to explore everything is good.
    Only the tilting aiming controls is EPIC FAILURE. Hope the dev change the controls to gameloft fps types.