SAN FRANCISCO – March 2, 2005 – Ubisoft, one of the world’s largest video game publishers, announced that its highly anticipated submarine simulation, Silent HunterÂ® III, for PC DVD, has gone gold. The game is set to launch March 15 at the manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $39.99 – rated “T” for Teen.
The latest title in the Silent Hunter franchise will add new dimensions to the simulation experience, where players will assume the role of U-boat commander, become immersed in a dynamic ocean environment and experience the intensity of WWII submarine warfare. The all-new 3D engine features impressive details such as historically accurate U-boat models that recreate the oppressive interior atmosphere and compelling exterior environment. From the captain’s cabin to the swelling seas, these U-boats feel like the real thing.
A deep and rewarding Dynamic Campaign mode will challenge players to work with their crew to hone their submarine tactics as they stalk, outmaneuver, and embark on realistic naval missions, such as hunting merchant ships and sinking enemy tonnage.
"We’re thrilled to have reached this milestone in our development of Silent Hunter III and look forward to shipping the game to an eager submarine community,” said Florin Boitor, producer, Ubisoft Romania. "The movie-like graphics and realistic atmosphere will both impress longtime fans of the Silent Hunter series and attract new players.”
The game features an event camera for focusing on the most crucial moments of battle, such as following your torpedo as it smashes into the hull of an Allied destroyer. In addition, the online feature allows up to four players to cooperatively take on AI opponents or eight players via LAN. Whether stalking convoys or hiding from depth charges, plplayers will experience the game as their own personal war story.
Silent Hunter Background:
The critically acclaimed Silent Hunter series recreates the ferocious battles between the German U-boats and the Allied naval forces during WWII to gain domination over the oceans. Its impressive list of features, beautiful 3D graphics, and unrivaled gameplay assure that this installment of the Silent Hunter series will reinvent underwater simulations.
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