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Harpoon Ultimate Commander's Edition Update

Posted by Donster on: 2013-10-10 16:03:12 in category: Naval Combat News [ Print ]

We are releasing the Harpoon Ultimate Commander's Edition v2009.097 Update.

This update expands Modding possibilities, Kamikaze units added, updates Data files, and includes many Bug Fixes. It is the demonstration of the effort in supporting this great classic of naval warfaring simulation.

Here is the full changelog.

To download the update, players can run “Check for Update” via the game menu or download it directly from the game’s download page.

For more information, visit the official product page.

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Harpoon 3: Advanced Naval Warfare Free Ultimate Update

Posted by Donster on: 2013-05-14 15:08:41 in category: Naval Combat News [ Print ]

Matrix Games and Advanced Gaming Systems are proud to announce the long-awaited release of the promised v3.11 update for Harpoon 3: Advanced Naval Warfare.

This new update brings Harpoon 3: Advanced Naval Warfare fully up to date as far as bug and gameplay fixes are concerned, though it does not include all the new features or content of the Ultimate Edition release. As far as stability and polish, it does bring existing Harpoon 3 ANW customers up to the Ultimate Edition release level for free!

To download the update, players can run “Check for Update” via the game menu or download it directly from the game’s download page here.

Get more information on Harpoon 3: Advanced Naval Warfare from the official product page.

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Ubisoft Launches The Battle For The Atlantic with Silent Hunter Online

Posted by Donster on: 2012-04-26 16:10:02 in category: Naval Combat News [ Print ]

Today, Ubisoft® announced the development of Silent Hunter Online®, a new free-to-play, browser-based multiplayer game inspired by the highly-acclaimed submarine simulation series.

Today, Ubisoft® announced the development of Silent Hunter Online®, a new free-to-play, browser-based multiplayer game inspired by the highly-acclaimed submarine simulation series. Players can get early access to the game by visiting www.silenthunteronline.com and applying to be part of the closed beta.

Developed by Ubisoft Blue Byte®, the renowned studio behind popular PC game series such as The Settlers® and Anno, in collaboration with Sproing, Silent Hunter Online promises players a realistic, constantly evolving submarine simulation unlike any other. The game takes full advantage of Adobe Flash® Player 11 technology to bring stunning 3D graphics to browsers.

Silent Hunter Online sees the return of the large array of historically accurate submarines that made the franchise famous, and invites players to experience them online in new ways. At the heart of the game is “the Battle of the Atlantic”, an innovative dynamic campaign in which individual successes impact all other players through asynchronous gameplay. Also, for the first time in the Silent Hunter series, players will be able to play every mission of the campaign in co-op.

“This is the most innovative Silent Hunter experience ever created and we can’t wait to let our fans dive into the game,” said Christopher Schmitz, Head of Production at Ubisoft Blue Byte.

The Silent Hunter franchise has a strong community of dedicated fans around the world, with nearly 2 million copies sold worldwide since the first game was released in 1996. For more information on Silent Hunter Online, and to view the announcement video, please check out www.silenthunteronline.com.

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Naval Warfare Demo

Posted by Donster on: 2011-11-01 18:46:57 in category: Naval Combat News [ Print ]

Source: Blue's News

A Naval Warfare demo is now available, offering the chance to sample this steampunk-themed shooter from Slovak developer Games Distillery. This is presented on AWOMO.COM a German cloud-based portal, as explained in this vague statement: "Depending on the game, the first 30 to 60 minutes of playing the game will be made available to everyone free of charge. If gamers buy the game, they can resume the game exactly where they left off when the test period came to an end." There's more on this page, which is in German.

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Special Demo Now Available for Harpoon Commanders Edition

Posted by Donster on: 2011-07-06 16:06:04 in category: Naval Combat News [ Print ]

A special demo with the US Naval Institute is now being put to sea

The US Naval Institute, a forum for independent thought since 1873, Advanced Gaming System, award winning developer of the computer Harpoon series, and Matrix Games/Slitherine, the largest independent war and strategy game publisher, are pleased to announce a special demo version of AGSI's Harpoon - Commander's Edition designed for those who are interested in modern air/naval wargaming but haven't had an opportunity to try their hand.

This demo version features five scenarios highlighting the US actions in Libya in 1986, Attain Document III and El Dorado Canyon. This special bundle also includes a special quick start guide and two YouTube videos showing how to install the game and a quick walk through of the scenarios.

The special demo version is only available from this joint USNI-AGSI page. 44 MB

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DARPA's Anti-Submarine Warfare Game Goes Live

Posted by Donster on: 2011-04-07 17:29:55 in category: Naval Combat News [ Print ]

Can you best an enemy submarine commander so he can’t escape into the ocean depths? If you think you can, you are invited to put yourself into the virtual driver’s seat of one of several Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel (ACTUV) configurations and show the world how you can use its capabilities to follow an enemy submarine.

DARPA’s ACTUV program is developing a fundamentally new tool for the Navy’s ASW toolkit and seeks your help to explore how best to use this tool to track quiet submarines. Before autonomous software is developed for ACTUV’s computers, DARPA needs to determine what approaches and methods are most effective. To gather information from a broad spectrum of users, ACTUV has been integrated into the Dangerous Waters game. DARPA is offering this new ACTUV Tactics Simulator for free public download.

This software has been written to simulate actual evasion techniques used by submarines, challenging each player to track them successfully. Your tracking vessel is not the only ship at sea, so you’ll need to safely navigate among commercial shipping traffic as you attempt to track the submarine, whose driver has some tricks up his sleeve. You will earn points as you complete mission objectives, and will have the opportunity to see how you rank against the competition on DARPA’s leaderboard page. You can also share your experiences and insights from playing the simulator with others.

As you complete each scenario in the simulation, you may submit your tracking tactics to DARPA for analysis. DARPA will select the best tactics and build them into the ACTUV prototype.

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Storm Eagle Studios Announces Ship Pack 2 - Dogger Bank 1915

Posted by Donster on: 2011-04-04 15:44:48 in category: Naval Combat News [ Print ]

Storm Eagle Studios is proud to announce the long awaited Jutland Expansion, Ship Pack 2 - Dogger Bank 1915 is now shipping and available for digital download via our new 3rd Generation StormPowered™ game account manager! Adding over 225 new ship models from the 1915 British and German navies, exciting new campaigns, and a slew of engine updates, SHIP PACK 2 delivers!

Click Here to visit the official Ship Pack 2 - Dogger Bank 1915 Webpage.

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Harpoon - Commander's Edition Is Updated to v2009.050

Posted by Donster on: 2011-03-09 14:59:13 in category: Naval Combat News [ Print ]

A hefty new update to bring the Commander’s Edition up to Ultimate Edition caliber

Matrix Games and Advanced Gaming Systems are pleased to release the comprehensive 2009.050 update for their classic naval warfare simulator, Harpoon – Commander’s Edition. The update polishes the Commander’s Edition to play more like the Ultimate Edition with AI improvements, additional features for the scenario editor, database updates, and many other changes and bug fixes. This will be the final planned update for the separate Commander’s Edition, which will continue as part of the Ultimate Edition package. 299.49 MB

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Larry Bonds Harpoon Ultimate Edition Is Updated

Posted by Donster on: 2011-02-04 16:16:10 in category: Naval Combat News [ Print ]

A critical issue is resolved in addition to a few other fixes and additions

Matrix Games and Advanced Gaming Systems are pleased to announce the release of the new 3.10.1a update for their definitive collection of computer Harpoon games, Harpoon – Ultimate Edition. The update serves as a hotfix for a critical issue that could cause the game’s executable to expire, in addition to fixing issues with the Harpoon Media Viewer that could occur when multiple versions of Harpoon 3 were installed.

The update is available for download or via the auto-updater found in the Harpoon – Ultimate Edition game menu.

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PT Boats v1.4 Hotfix Released

Posted by Donster on: 2010-12-09 14:53:19 in category: Naval Combat News [ Print ]

Battlefront.com, an independent internet-based publisher for superior war and strategy games and one of the internets largest wargaming communities, and Akella, one of Eastern Europe’s leading development and publishing houses, are thrilled to announce the release of the v1.4 Hotfix for PT Boats: Knights of the Sea. This v1.4 hotfix corrects a small issue in the previously released v1.3 PT Boats patch, and installs the missing Mission Editor help files.

Click Here for multiple download links. 7.4 MB

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PT Boats v1.3 Patch with Mission Editor Included

Posted by Donster on: 2010-12-03 15:37:27 in category: Naval Combat News [ Print ]

Battlefront.com, an independent internet-based publisher for superior war and strategy games and one of the internets largest wargaming communities, and Akella, one of Eastern Europe’s leading development and publishing houses, are thrilled to announce the release of the v1.31 patch for PT Boats: Knights of the Sea!

This free v1.3 patch for the original Battlefront.com English language version of PT Boats: Knights of the Sea fixes a couple of bugs in the original game, but more importantly, it adds a completely new feature: the same full featured Mission Editor that is now available in the self-standing add-on "PT Boats: South Gambit" is now available for the original game as well, and included in this patch!

This v1.31 patch is for the original Battlefront.com English language version of PT Boats: Knights of the Sea ONLY! If you have not purchased PT Boats directly from www.battlefront.com, then do not use this patch. This patch is NOT for you if you only own the "South Gambit" expansion - that expansion already includes the Mission Editor contained in this patch.

The Mission Editor allows you to create an unlimited number of new missions for PT Boats: Knights of the Sea.

Click Here for download links and more details. 48.69 MB

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PT Boats: South Gambit Now Available - Intro Video Released

Posted by Donster on: 2010-11-30 15:41:18 in category: Naval Combat News [ Print ]

Battlefront.com, an independent internet-based publisher for superior war and strategy games and one of the internets largest wargaming communities, and Akella, one of Eastern Europe’s leading development and publishing houses, proudly present "PT Boats: South Gambit", available right now as digital download or via mail delivery from www.battlefront.com!

PT Boats: South Gambit is a standalone add-on to the unique PT Boats: Knights of the Sea naval simulation. “Standalone” means that ownership of the previous game is NOT required.

PT Boats: South Gambit is available immediately as a digital download for only $35, as a mail version (CD only) for $35 plus Shipping & Handling, or as both immediate download AND mail delivery for $45 plus Shipping & Handling.

And if you don’t want to miss the original PT Boats: Knights of the Sea in the series, we are also offering an attractive discount bundle: you can purchase PT Boats: Knights of the Sea AND the new South Gambit expansion together for only $55! You save $15 versus buying the individual games, and the bundle is of course available as a digital download and mail version (with printed PT Boats game manual), as usual.

CLICK HERE to Buy, Download & Play SOUTH GAMBIT Now at Battlefront.com!

CLICK HERE to watch the new PT Boats: South Gambit intro video. (Hosted by YouTube - 01:32)

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Larry Bond's Harpoon - Ultimate Edition Now Available!

Posted by Donster on: 2010-11-04 17:06:01 in category: Naval Combat News [ Print ]

Matrix Games and Advanced Gaming Systems are thrilled to announce that Larry Bond’s Harpoon – Ultimate Edition is now available for purchase! This comprehensive bundle, unlike any that has previously been released for Harpoon on the computer, represents a digital history and "Collector's Edition" of Twenty Years of Harpoon that every Harpoon gamer will want to have on their shelf for years to come.

Larry Bond’s Harpoon - Ultimate Edition is the most powerful and complete modern naval warfare simulation on the market and a must have for any Harpoon fan! Read on for important upgrade information!

Owners of Harpoon 3 Advanced Naval Warfare or Harpoon Commander’s Edition are entitled to a $25 discount on the purchase of Larry Bond’s Harpoon – Ultimate Edition.

Please note that physical boxed versions of Harpoon – Ultimate Edition will be available after November 15th, but are not available at release.

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PT Boats and South Gambit Mission Editor Confirmed

Posted by Donster on: 2010-11-04 16:14:54 in category: Naval Combat News [ Print ]

Battlefront.com, an independent internet-based publisher for superior war and strategy games and one of the internets largest wargaming communities, and Akella, one of Eastern Europe’s leading development and publishing houses, are thrilled to confirm the rumors that the upcoming naval simulation PT Boats: South Gambit is going to ship with a powerful Mission Editor!

PT Boats: South Gambit is a standalone add-on to the unique PT Boats: Knights of the Sea naval simulation. “Standalone” means that ownership of the previous game is NOT required!

The powerful Mission Editor allows for editing existing missions and creating completely new ones from scratch! It brings a powerful instrument for those fans who are fond of reconstruction of historical battles and comes as a tool that opens new horizons for modding. Almost all mission settings are customizable, including the placement of units, creation of game objectives and AI behavior, inclusion of videos and more… The Mission Editor will be included in the South Gambit standalone add-on, and a patch will be available for owners of the previous game, PT Boats: Knights of the Sea.

PT Boats: South Gambit is currently in beta and localization stage and will be ready for release next month, November 2010.

Click Here to jump directly to the South Gambit webpage!

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PT Boats: South Gambit Video Trailer

Posted by Donster on: 2010-10-20 18:07:57 in category: Naval Combat News [ Print ]

This is a video trailer for the self-standing expansion PT Boats: South Gambit for the WW2 naval combat simulation "PT Boats".

This self-standing South Gambit add-on will bring you:


  • Enhanced graphics and even more realistic seascapes.
  • Enhanced AI algorithms.
  • New gameplay features -- torpedo bombers and mine fields.
  • New authentic units, such as: Soviet IL-2 "Flying tank" and torpedo boat D-3, German torpedo bomber He-111H-6, bomber Ju-88, Italian destroyer Navigatori, cruiser Condottieri, torpedo boat MAS-500 and many others.
  • And, of course, the unique and innovation combination of sim, strategy and tactical action inherent in the PT Boats naval simulation game.

Join up now, and you are guaranteed to find something really new in this unique WWII era game/simulation!

WATCH VIDEO IN HD (Hosted by YouTube - 01:46)

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Harpoon Interview With Don Gilman And Tony Eischens

Posted by Donster on: 2010-10-14 16:06:42 in category: Naval Combat News [ Print ]

By Wargamer Staff

The Harpoon franchise has come a long way. The Wargamer sits down with the two guys who are in charge of making it happen to get some thoughts on the journey.

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After Action Review: Colombian Hat Dance

Posted by Donster on: 2010-10-14 16:06:22 in category: Naval Combat News [ Print ]

By The Wargamer

This AAR of Harpoon Ultimate Edition has no screenshots, but is an interesting enough read that we felt it was worth publishing.

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Ironclads: Chincha Islands War 1866 Now Available

Posted by Donster on: 2010-10-12 17:16:16 in category: Naval Combat News [ Print ]

Totem Games announces 3D naval tactical naval simulator Ironclads: Chincha Islands War 1866 available now!

A steam-ship period tactical naval simulator focusing on fleet-scale battles in real time. Manage financial and strategic aspects while planning your squadron's structure. Scramble your fleet to gain sea supremacy.

The game allows you to set up battles squadron groups, their formations and management, with realistic ship models and characteristics, as well as advanced ballistics and weapon models.

Choose your ships, increase the experience of your crews and send your squadron into the high seas. Order a battle "Line Astern" or "Crossing the T" formation, and experience power of iron and a steam!

For more information on Ironclads: Chincha Islands War 1866 or to purchase the game please visit TotemGames.ru.

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Battlefront.com Announces PT Boats: South Gambit Self-standing Add-on

Posted by Donster on: 2010-10-12 16:34:38 in category: Naval Combat News [ Print ]

WWII naval warfare is back! With more campaigns, more combat aircraft, new ships and even more fascinating gameplay, PT Boats: South Gambit is setting the bar even higher for WW2 era naval combat simulations.

The original game - “PT Boats: Knights of the Sea” - has brought attention to a new and previously little known aspect of naval warfare during the Second World War. Now, with the large-scale self-standing*) add-on PT Boats: South Gambit, you will find yourself commanding a lethal torpedo boat and its crew in the very heart of two entirely new theaters of war. The long list of authentic warships, boats, weapons and aircraft available in PT Boats is now further extended with the legendary Soviet attack plane IL-2, the German torpedo bomber He-111H-6, the Italian cruiser Condottieri, and many many more.

You will join battle in the Mediterranean and transport British troops and supplies to Libya and Tunis, and escort convoys to the besieged island of Malta; just as if you were participating in the real historical operations “Harpoon”, “Vigorous” and “Pedestal”. Then you will be relocated to the Black Sea, where some of the most dramatic historical battles were raging. Nazi “Kriegsmarine” will do its best to disrupt sea communications between Sevastopol and Novorossiysk. So, you and your PT boat will play an important role in night raids against enemy bases and then in artillery attacks on the German Navy in Yalta and Anapa.

PT Boats: South Gambit does NOT require "PT Boats: Knights of the Sea" in order to play!

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Ironclads: Schleswig War 1864 Review

Posted by Donster on: 2010-06-04 18:24:20 in category: Naval Combat News [ Print ]

By James Cobb @ Armchair General

Neglected conflicts are often the most interesting ones to game. Few people know about the second Schleswig-Holstein conflict of 1864, not to mention that it had a very interesting naval component. The conflict was officially between Denmark and the German Confederation, but Prussia and Austria did the heavy lifting for the Germans. Naval actions were fought in two stages: Prussian attempts to break the Danish blockade in the Baltic and the later Austrian effort to control approaches to Denmark in the North Sea. Ironclads: Schleswig War depicts only the Baltic action, leaving the much tenser North Sea struggle for a future game.

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Silent Hunter 5: Battle of the Atlantic v1.2 EU Patch

Posted by Donster on: 2010-05-13 16:21:50 in category: Naval Combat News [ Print ]

Thanks Gamers Hell

Ubisoft has issued a new patch for Silent Hunter 5: Battle of the Atlantic, updating to v1.2 the EU version of the fifth iteration of the submarine simulation series developed by Ubisoft Romania and now available for PC. A patch for the Silent Hunter 5 EU Collector's Edition is also available. Silent Hunter 5 will take players behind the periscope of a German U-boat to take on the Allied Forces in famous battles across the vast Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea. For the first time in the history of the series, players can live the life of a submarine captain from a first-person view and lead a crew in a critical campaign.

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Silent Hunter 5 Patch Plans

Posted by Donster on: 2010-03-31 17:07:43 in category: Naval Combat News [ Print ]

Source: Blue's News

The Silent Hunter Forums have details on the second patch for Silent Hunter 5: Battle of the Atlantic, saying this update for Ubisoft's submarine simulation will be released on April 12.

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Silent Hunter 5: Battle of the Atlantic Reviews

Posted by Donster on: 2010-03-25 17:06:55 in category: Naval Combat News [ Print ]

Released earlier this month, Silent Hunter 5: Battle of the Atlantic, was developed by Ubisoft Romania, exclusively for the PC, and published by Ubisoft. Established as the best-selling submarine series created, Silent Hunter 5: Battle of the Atlantic continues the legacy. For the first time you can live the life of a submarine captain from a first person view as you lead your crew in a truly dynamic campaign. Is it as good as its predecessors? Read the reviews and find out.

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Ironclads: Schleswig War 1864 Available Now!

Posted by Donster on: 2010-03-22 16:54:53 in category: Naval Combat News [ Print ]

Totem Games announces 3D naval tactical naval simulator Ironclads: Schleswig War 1864 available now!

The Danish government wanted to annex the duchy of Schleswig to the Danish kingdom while the Prussian government, for internal political and strategic reasons, wanted Schleswig to finally became a part of Germany.

A key element of Denmark's war strategy was the blockade of Germany's Baltic sea ports, thereby disrupting German overseas trade and hindering Prussian naval operations in support the Prussian army. The supreme commander of the Prussian army insisted that the navy attempt to breach the blockade.

A steam-ship period tactical naval simulator focusing on fleet-scale battles in real time. Manage financial and strategic aspects while planning your squadron's structure. Scramble your fleet to gain sea supremacy.

The game allows you to set up battles squadron groups, their formations and management, with realistic ship models and characteristics, as well as advanced ballistisc and weapon models.

Choose your ships, increase the experience of your crews and send your squadron into the high seas. Order a battle "Line Astern" or "Crossing the T" formation, and experience power of iron and a steam!

For more information on Ironclads: Schleswig War 1864 or to purchase the game please visit TotemGames.ru.

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Ironclads: Schleswig War 1864 - 5 New Screens

Posted by Donster on: 2010-03-16 16:28:04 in category: Naval Combat News [ Print ]

Totem Games has released five new screenshots from Ironclads: Schleswig War 1864, a new steam-ship period tactical naval simulator focusing on fleet-scale battles in real time. Ironclads: Schleswig War 1864 allows you to set up battles squadron groups, their formations and management, with realistic ship models and characteristics, as well as advanced ballistisc and weapon models. In Ironclads: Schleswig War 1864, you will manage financial and strategic aspects while planning your squadron's structure, and you can scramble your fleet to gain sea supremacy.

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Silent Hunter 5 Recalled in Germany

Posted by Donster on: 2010-03-12 16:58:35 in category: Naval Combat News [ Print ]

Ubi pulls sub sim over WWII symbol inclusion

Source: Computer and Video Games

Publisher Ubisoft has recalled the collector's edition of Silent Hunter 5: Battle Of The Atlantic in Germany, reportedly over the game's inclusion of "WWII symbols".

Apparently the localised version of Ubisoft Romania's submarine sim didn't have World War II symbols properly removed or edited in accordance with German law, according to German website ComputerBase.

The regular edition of the title is unaffected, Ubisoft confirmed to our friends at Edge this earlier today.

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Ubisoft Dives into New Depths with the Highly Anticipated Silent Hunter 5

Posted by Donster on: 2010-03-04 18:03:04 in category: Naval Combat News [ Print ]

Today Ubisoft® announces that Silent Hunter 5: Battle of the Atlantic is now available in stores across North America and for digital download. Developed by Ubisoft Romania, Silent Hunter 5: Battle of the Atlantic, is available exclusively for the PC.

Established as the best-selling submarine series created, Silent Hunter 5: Battle of the Atlantic continues the legacy. For the first time you can live the life of a submarine captain from a first person view as you lead your crew in a truly dynamic campaign.

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Silent Hunter 5: Battle of the Atlantic Patch v1.1

Posted by Donster on: 2010-03-03 17:08:44 in category: Naval Combat News [ Print ]

Source: Blue's News

A new patch for Silent Hunter 5: Battle of the Atlantic is now available from Ubisoft, updating the naval combat simulator to version 1.1. The game is now available in the US, while its release in Europe is expected on Friday. Read the full release notes HERE. 64.94 MB

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Silent Hunter 5: Battle of the Atlantic Variety Trailer and Screens

Posted by Donster on: 2010-03-01 17:20:49 in category: Naval Combat News [ Print ]

Source: Gamers Hell

Ubisoft has released a new trailer and five more screenshots from Silent Hunter 5: Battle of the Atlantic, the fifth iteration of the submarine simulation series developed by Ubisoft Romania and due to hit the store shelves in March 2010. Silent Hunter 5 will take players behind the periscope of a German U-boat to take on the Allied Forces in famous battles across the vast Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea. For the first time in the history of the series, players can live the life of a submarine captain from a first-person view and lead a crew in a critical campaign.

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Ironclads: Schleswig War 1864 Announced

Posted by Donster on: 2010-03-01 16:37:14 in category: Naval Combat News [ Print ]

Totem Games today announced Ironclads: Schleswig War 1864, a new steam-ship period tactical naval simulator focusing on fleet-scale battles in real time. Ironclads: Schleswig War 1864 allows you to set up battles squadron groups, their formations and management, with realistic ship models and characteristics, as well as advanced ballistisc and weapon models. In Ironclads: Schleswig War 1864, you will manage financial and strategic aspects while planning your squadron's structure, and you can scramble your fleet to gain sea supremacy.

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Preview: Silent Hunter 5: Battle of the Atlantic

Posted by Donster on: 2010-02-25 18:28:52 in category: Naval Combat News [ Print ]

Das Sims

By Neal Stevens @ SubSim

There was a scene in Das Boot where...oh hell, this preview is coming just two weeks before the game is going to be released, no time for prosy openings. Normally I would be writing this preview a few months before release day, but Ubisoft has been shielding this game carefully. The devs demo'ed Silent Hunter 5 in September at the Copenhagen Subsim meet, but since then, there's been a total blackout of information. It took a mighty effort to get details about the most basic elements, but since our phone interview in Jan, followed by the revelation of a DRM scheme that many players object to, there's almost nothing about the game left to guess about except: will it be any good? That question will have to wait a few weeks for the review to answer. But for now, I can shed some light on the overall scope of the game, and many of the elements created by Ubisoft Romania looking to achieve a Das Boot experience.

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Silent Hunter 5: Battle of the Atlantic - 10 New Screens

Posted by Donster on: 2010-02-24 17:38:40 in category: Naval Combat News [ Print ]

Today, Ubisoft released new screenshots from Silent Hunter 5: Battle of the Atlantic. Developed by Ubisoft Romania, Silent Hunter 5: Battle of the Atlantic is the next installment of the best-selling submarine series of all-time and will be available for the PC in early 2010. Silent Hunter 5 ventures into uncharted territory and takes players behind the periscope of a German U-boat to take on the Allied Forces in famous battles across the vast Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea. For the first time in the history of the series, players can live the life of a submarine captain from a first-person view and lead a crew in a critical campaign.

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Silent Hunter 5 and Gold Edition Preorders

Posted by Donster on: 2010-02-22 16:12:03 in category: Naval Combat News [ Print ]

Source: Blue's News

Ubisoft announces preorders are now being accepted for Silent Hunter 5: Battle of the Atlantic and Silent Hunter 5: Battle of the Atlantic Gold Edition, two versions of the submarine simulation due for release on March 4. The Gold Edition will be released via digital distribution, offering a couple of perks, including "seven unique submarines and enemy ship skins," which sounds quite familiar to the "7 unique submarine & enemy ship skins" promised with the Collector's Edition announced in January. Images of some ship models accompany the announcement, and here's word:

"Silent Hunter 5: Battle of the Atlantic hails the return of the number one submarine simulation. For the first time, the player will be able to play as a U-boat captain leading his crew from a first-person view in a true dynamic campaign. Operate against Allied shipping across the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea and participate in famous encounters with strong enemy warships."

The Gold Edition will be available for download only and will contain seven unique submarines and enemy ship skins. The Gold Edition will also include the Silent Hunter 5: Battle of the Atlantic Official Guide containing 110 pages of crew details, submarines, ships and weapons as a pdf on the build.

Preorder via the official Silent Hunter 5: Battle of the Atlantic Website.

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Silent Hunter 5: Battle of the Atlantic Preview

Posted by Donster on: 2010-02-18 17:08:30 in category: Naval Combat News [ Print ]

By Tom Cofield @ SimHQ

For 2010, Ubisoft plans to release the fifth version in the installation. Silent Hunter 5: The Battle of the Atlantic revisits the theatre first visited in Silent Hunter II and Silent Hunter III. While this may seem like a rehash, there are some significant differences to this title that make it appealing to the virtual submariner. I have had the pleasure to put in about ten hours with the title and look forward to putting more time in after the game is released.

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Silent Hunter 5: Battle of the Atlantic Features Wagnerian Musical Score

Posted by Donster on: 2010-02-16 16:51:25 in category: Naval Combat News [ Print ]

Sweeping Orchestral Soundtrack Immerses Players in the Next Installment of the Best-Selling Submarine Computer Game Series

BAFTA award-winning composer Jason Graves has created a rousing thematic score for the next iteration of the highly acclaimed submarine simulation series, Silent Hunter® 5: Battle of the Atlantic. A classically trained composer renowned for his adventurous symphonic music in video games, Graves elevates the dramatic story of a World War II German submarine captain with an emotionally charged orchestral score, expertly crafting graceful chord progressions and Wagnerian majestic chorus. Developed by Ubisoft Romania, Silent Hunter 5: Battle of the Atlantic will be released exclusively for the PC in March 2010. The original soundtrack will be available with the Collector's Edition of the game and for digital download on iTunes®.

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Silent Hunter 5 Dynamic Campaign Trailer and Screens

Posted by Donster on: 2010-01-21 17:33:11 in category: Naval Combat News [ Print ]

Source: Gamers Hell

Ubisoft has released a new movie and eight more screenshots from Silent Hunter 5, the fifth iteration of the submarine simulation series developed by Ubisoft Romania and due to hit the store shelves in March 2010. Silent Hunter 5 will take players behind the periscope of a German U-boat to take on the Allied Forces in famous battles across the vast Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea. For the first time in the history of the series, players can live the life of a submarine captain from a first-person view and lead a crew in a critical campaign.

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PT Boats: Knights of the Sea Review

Posted by Donster on: 2010-01-15 17:02:51 in category: Naval Combat News [ Print ]

By James Allen @ Out of Eight

World War II has been simulated so many times in PC gaming that’s it’s simply too much work to link to every review I’ve done on the subject (plus, I am tired). One aspect that usually goes on the backburner is naval combat, as the kids seem to be more interested in land-based infantry warfare where you can shoot people in the face. Indeed, even the naval theater of World War II is typically simulated from a grand scale in games like War in the Pacific. We have had out share of close-quarters naval combat, from the hardcore simulation Dangerous Waters to the more action-oriented Battlestations: Midway. PT Boats: Knights of the Sea highlights a forgotten part of World War II naval combat: the torpedo boat. Others can control those big, powerful ships with extremely large guns, but we shall control the fast and elusive PT boats and take them all down. Take that! How does PT Boats separate itself from other naval games?

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Ironclads: High Seas Free DLC Released and Screens

Posted by Donster on: 2010-01-12 17:51:54 in category: Naval Combat News [ Print ]

Free add-on now available

Totem Games has released a free DLC (downloadable content) for Ironclads: High Sea (Thx:GamersHell), a steam-ship period tactical naval simulator focusing on fleet-scale battles in real time. This DLC includes a new custom battle game mode and new types of the ironclads - two new screenshots have also been released. (4.43 MB)

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PT Boats: Knights of the Sea v1.1 Demo

Posted by Donster on: 2009-12-31 15:44:48 in category: Naval Combat News [ Print ]

A demo for PT Boats: Knights of the Sea is now available, offering the chance to sample the recently released World War II naval combat game.

The free demo version of PT Boats: Knights of the Sea v1.1, released exclusively by Battlefront.com last week, is offering a great insight into what this unique naval simulation has to offer - the unprecedented ambient effects, water physics and other simulation details of handling a "mosquite boat" fleet, to mention a few. The demo includes 3 airplanes, 16 naval units, 3 tutorial missions, as well as a demo campaign playable from both the Allied and the Axis points of view! 840 MB

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PT Boats: Knights of the Sea Released Today

Posted by Donster on: 2009-12-24 16:58:47 in category: Naval Combat News [ Print ]

Battlefront.com, an independent internet-based publisher for superior war and strategy games and one of the internet’s largest wargaming communities, and Akella, one of Eastern Europe’s leading development and publishing houses, proudly announce that the official English game version 1.1 of their innovative naval simulation PT Boats: Knights of the Sea has just been released for download!

An official game demo is expected to be released in just a few days.

Customers are now able to purchase “PT Boats: Knights of the Sea” as a direct download, as a mail delivery with a fully printed game manual (24 pages) as well as the unique “Ship Guide” book (56 pages)*, or as both “download&mail”!

*The "Ship Guide" booklet is exclusive to the mail delivery version of the game, and is not available as PDF in the downloads version.

Downloads are available immediately. Hardgoods are in print and will be mailed out within 14-21 days.

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PT Boats: Knights of the Sea Goes Gold

Posted by Donster on: 2009-12-21 16:52:00 in category: Naval Combat News [ Print ]

Battlefront.com, an independent internet-based publisher for superior war and strategy games and one of the internet’s largest wargaming communities, and Akella, one of Eastern Europe’s leading development and publishing houses, proudly announce that the official English game version 1.1 of their innovative naval simulation PT Boats: Knights of the Sea has just “gone gold”!

The release of the game is imminent and is still on track for Christmas Day! An official game demo is expected to be released just a few days later.

Pre-orders for PT Boats: Knights of the Sea are open already, and offer a $10 savings! Customers who pre-order today can download the game immediately on release day AND will receive a DVD box with fully printed game manual and Ship Guide book for only $45 + Shipping & Handling (instead of $55 + S&H).

Pre-orders are available at the official Battlefront.com Store.

Click here to visit the Official PT Boats: Knights of the Sea website.

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PT Boats: Knights of the Sea - Developer Diary Blog - Modding PT Boat Controls

Posted by Donster on: 2009-12-16 18:01:11 in category: Naval Combat News [ Print ]

Battlefront.com, an independent internet-based publisher for superior war and strategy games and one of the internets largest wargaming communities, and Akella, one of Eastern Europe’s leading development and publishing houses, have just posted the fifth part in the dedicated Developer Diary blog for their upcoming PT Boats: Knights of the Sea naval simulation!

The fifth part of the PT Boats Developer Diary is now online! This week the developers focus on explaining some of the "under the hood" game mechanics and modding capabilities for boat controls and other simulation aspects, including a deeper look at how the dreaded "hit points" are used in the simulation and how the player can influence and tweak many of the in-game objects physics.

Click here to jump directly to the PT Boats Developer Diary Blog.

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PT Boats: Knights of the Sea - Strategy/Tactical Mode Video

Posted by Donster on: 2009-12-10 16:40:28 in category: Naval Combat News [ Print ]

Battlefront.com, an independent internet-based publisher for superior war and strategy games and one of the internets largest wargaming communities, and Akella, one of Eastern Europe’s leading development and publishing houses, proudly present a completely new in-game video for the upcoming naval simulation PT Boats: Knights of the Sea!

PT Boats: Knights of the Sea really is “two-games-in-one”. On the one hand it is a full blown naval simulation, allowing you to relive the dangers and adrenaline rush of fighting on board of a PT Boat of the “mosquito fleet”. You can man almost every position in the first person, and manage almost every aspect of your boat. On the other hand, PT Boats comes with a full featured strategic layer, allowing players to manage not only their boat, but basically an entire fleet from an overhead tactical view (or the 3D action view). Today’s new video showcases combat in the tactical/strategic mode.

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Silent Hunter 5 Trailer and Subtitle

Posted by Donster on: 2009-12-04 17:56:47 in category: Naval Combat News [ Print ]

A new "3D engine demonstration" trailer from Silent Hunter 5 offers a look at the next installment in this World War II submarine combat series under development at Ubisoft Romania for release early next year (Thx:Blue'sNews). As the title suggests, this clip shows off the power of the game's graphics engine (as opposed to the engine of your submarine), and speaking of titles, the movie also reveals a subtitle for the game, as it begins with a logo for Silent Hunter 5: Battle of the Atlantic.

Visit this post on the official Silent Hunter 5 forums featuring new screenshots and the latest game information. The screens and video are must see!

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Pre-orders Open for PT Boats: Knights of the Sea

Posted by Donster on: 2009-12-04 16:25:26 in category: Naval Combat News [ Print ]

Battlefront.com, an independent internet-based publisher for superior war and strategy games and one of the

 

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